Year 4 are part of Lower Key Stage 2 and are taught by Mrs Nash and Miss Kausar.
Below, you will find some important and useful information about Year 4.
Year 4 Key Information
School starts at 8.50am.
As soon as the children come into class our work begins so please make sure they arrive on time then they do not miss out on valuable learning time.
It is an expectation that children are listened to when reading at home. 5 minutes a day can make such a massive difference to their reading fluency and their confidence.
The children bring home a reading book that is on the correct book band for them along with a yellow reading record book. Please can you sign this yellow book to show that they have read with you at home and jot down the pages that they have read. The children are not expected to read a whole book ever time - a couple of pages regularly is fine. Once this is returned to school every Wednesday, the book will then be change if needed. Book bands are regularly reviewed.
If a book is lost then there will be a £5 charge.
Forgot to take your book home from school?
Here you will find a guide that will give you some ideas to help your child with their reading . This guide is designed to give all parents a clear understanding of how our reading scheme (Bug Club) progresses throughout our school.
Spellings are given out on a Monday and are practised each morning and then tested on a Friday. A set of the spellings are sent home on a Monday to so they can be practised at home. Each week we look at a different spelling rule and some of the expected words for year 3/4. The spellings that are given out link to that rule.
Please click on the link below for a copy of the Y3/4 National Curriculum spellings list.
This term, we will be learning the following in each subject area please click on the documents below to see our core and non-core learning :
It is expected that children know all the times tables up to X 12 by the end of Year 4 . Once your child knows their times tables it helps with many areas of Maths and will also help speed up their mental calculations. Every week we will look at a different times table, they will be sent out on a Monday with the spellings to practice for the time table test on Friday.
Please help your child to learn them of by heart and practice them regularly. As a school, we use TT Rock Stars and a link can be found on the Children's menu tab. Click on this and it will take you straight to the login page.
Every child has their own login and password. If you are unsure or your child has forgotten theirs, please let me know.
This year, Year 4 will be completing the Multiplication Check in the Summer term. We will be holding a meeting in school to tell you more about it.
By practising the 'Sound Check' on TT Rock Stars , it will really help your child prepare for this check, develop confidence and speed.
Below is a link to a website with an example of the test for the children to practice.
This year, Year 4 are swimming. They will need their Swimming Kit every Tuesday.
It is a National Curriculum requirement that all children go swimming at school.
Homework is given on a Friday to be returned on the Tuesday the following week. Each week the children will receive homework for English and Maths.
Sometimes the children will be given a mini project to complete over a longer period of time.
We have been very busy in Year 4 learning lots of new and exciting things it is so good being back together in our classroom.
Please take a look at some of our amazing work that we have been doing this year so far , we are very proud of it.
You can find this on Twitter and on our school Facebook page.
Thank you so much for your support.
Mrs Nash and Miss Kausar
Year 4 Home Learning Resources
Please use the following links to learn more and access some Home Learning Resources that will be useful this year.
I have organised them into subjects to make it easier for you to find the resources.
Please continue to read regularly while you are at home.
Read books of your choice from the wide range of books in the links below-
Oxford Reading Tree – click on the home learning section – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Daily Reading Comprehensions – http://www.pobble365/
Comprehensions – https://www.literacyshedplus.com/free-resources
Audio Books – why not sit quietly and listen to a story ? Why not try
GRAMMAR – recap on our learning with bbc bitesize clips – look for punctuation, nouns, adjectives, pronouns, adverbs, fronted adverbials, paragraphs, commas and inverted commas. You will find all these on the link below.
WHITE ROSE MATHS – As a school we follow White Rose Maths so here is the link to the White Rose Maths Home Learning Year 4 pack. https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/
HIT THE BUTTON – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Use HIT THE BUTTON to practice your mental maths– Challenge yourself………Can you beat you score?
Each time you have a go at these write down your score and see if you can beat it. Why challenge your family to?
Good luck and have fun
- Number bonds
- doubling & halving
- times tables practice
- division facts
KS2 MATHS SUPERMOVERS – Fun action songs to help you learn all areas of maths covered so follow the link below….
Year 4 please focus on these:-
- All Times Tables songs
- Mental Maths Addition & Subtraction
- Rounding Numbers with Laura Bubble
- Decimals and fractions with Naomi Wilkinson
- Measurement with Max & Harvey
- 2D shapes with Radzi
- 2D and 3D shapes with HomeBros
Revision Food chains – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zbnnb9q
Science Explorify – this site is brilliant with lots of interesting things to look at and learn from. Parents you will need to register so click on the home learning tab at the top and follow the instructions.
Here is an activities to help you with your observation skills – What animals can you see?
Observation Skills – https://explorify.wellcome.ac.uk/en/activities/whats-going-on/thirsty-work
Science Quizzes – Have fun as you recap on what we have learnt this year in science.
Please focus on the following quizzes – 10 questions each time see what you can remember and learn as you try and get 10/10. Don’t worry if you don’t get 10/10 the first time , the more you have a go the better chance you have.
- Food Webs
- Habitats and Ecosystems
- Healthy Eating
- Life Processes
- Life Processes Vocabulary
Do want to keep fit while you are at home? Check out these fun activities to do with your family.
GO NOODLE – have a brain break try …….. https://www.gonoodle.com/good-energy-at-home-kids-games-and-videos/
The Youth Sports Trust has some great 60 second challenges for you to have a go at take a look at the link below:
imoves- fun activities to keep children happy, healthy and focused so please follow the link below:
What is SCRATCH?
For Parents (Taken from the website)
‘Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. Scratch is designed and maintained by the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab.’
Here you can create a wide range of projects.
Click on this link to access: https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/3973114/
Once on SCRATCH – Use these links to help get you started click on the word on the website to find out the following:
- CREATE – this open up the program for you to make your own project
- EXPLORE – Here you can find examples of projects that have been made and tutorials to help you to
- IDEAS – WHAT WILL YOU CREATE? Here you will find activity guides to help you get started with your project.
Tasks for Year 4
- Can you create your own game?
- Can you create your own story?
- Can you animate your name?
Primary Homework Help is a really good site for reading and researching topics use it to find out information about the Romans or Ancient Greeks.
Can you make your own information book?
Have a go at these HISTORY QUIZZES to test your sticky knowledge……have fun while you are learning:
Focus on the ROMANS or Ancient Greeks
Primary Homework Help is a really good site for reading and researching topics. Use it to find out more information about Volcanoes and Earthquakes .
Can you make your own information book?
Have a go at the following music quizzes to test your knowledge – Have fun……
Focus on –
- Musical Elements
Art & Design
Drawing Animals – Creative Home schooling ideas this is a brochure from another school with lots of ideas in.