Welcome to Year 4 and well done on such a fantastic start to the school year!
Kindness is key, for you and me! (Year 4 motto chosen by the children)
We have loved being back at school with the children and we had a brilliant half term! We found it interesting to learn all about where our food comes from and putting together the Harvest Virtual Festival to show you our songs, poems and facts. We enjoyed seeing the children's soup creations at home. Thank you for your continued support, we really appreciate it. Miss Goswami, Mr Murray and Mrs Reed.
Should you need to contact us about your child and their learning, please use the year 4 email address firstname.lastname@example.org - please note that we will try to check these emails two or three times a week and respond when we are able to. If you need to contact school about a more urgent matter, please contact the office as usual.
Were Egyptian Beliefs the same as Beliefs today?
This is the title of our topic this half term. It is a History topic where children will explore Egyptian beliefs and compare to our beliefs of today, Egyptian buildings, a chronological timeline, the process of mummification and important Egyptian people and Pharaohs in history. We are loving the children's passion and enthusiasm already!
A knowledge organiser, including more information about the topic, is available at the bottom of the page.
Each week, children will be given a list of spellings to learn plus a task to complete with these words. They will also be expected to use Spelling Shed to practise these words. There will also be a weekly MyMaths task to complete online. Some weeks there will also be additional topic homework in order to enhance their learning in areas like art, history or geography.
Please support your child in completing homework and returning their homework book on time each week.
Homework will be set every Friday and should be completed and handed in by the following Thursday.
Children should continue to use Times Tables Rock Stars regularly to keep their recall of times tables sharp. We will check their progress on this regularly and celebrate successes whenever we can.
This half term PE is Yoga and mindfulness on a Tuesday and Netball on a Thursday. On a Tuesday children can come to school in trainers as we will complete a Golden Mile on the MUGA. On a Thursday children can come to school in their PE kit (tracksuit, leggings, PE coloured t-shirts and sports jacket)
We are part of the Letter-Join handwriting scheme and any of our pupils wishing to practise their handwriting at home can login to the Letter-Join website on tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers. There are easy to use resources which will support the development of joined, neat handwriting. Please see the document below for access details.
Important dates for this term:
- Friday 13th November - Children In Need
- W/B Monday 16th November - Beginning of Anti Bullying week/ Odd sock day / Diwali Day for Year 4 and 5
- W/B Monday 23rd November - Community Cohesion Week
- W/B Monday 30th November H Factor Heats in classrooms
- Thursday 17th December - Watch H factor/ Christmas party day in classes
- Friday 18th December - End of Term
https://garyhall.org.uk/primary-maths-resources.php a range of resources available for every maths objective on the curriculum
https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ As well as the tasks we are setting you, don't forget there is a whole bank of games to play to practise your maths skills. Plus, you have the option to repeat previous homework tasks in order to improve on your score.
https://mathsframe.co.uk/ Interactive maths resources e.g. moveable clock, weighing scales, capacity etc. Choose your topic and then play the game to have a play with reading scales and learning maths interactively.
https://soraapp.com/welcome An online library for your child to enjoy. You should have been sent an email with information about creating your child's username and password. Please get in contact if you need help with accessing.
Scholastic Reading Pro An online resource for targeting and developing your child's reading comprehension skills. You should have been sent an email with information about creating your child's username and password. Please get in contact if you need help with accessing.
Spelling shed - https://www.spellingshed.com/ - Spellings will be set weekly for the children to practice. You could get the children to write their spellings in sentences to show understanding and practice spelling rules.
http://www.pobble365.com/ A picture a day with lots of support for producing a piece of super creative writing. If you don't like the picture for that day, go back and look at the archive of previous images.
BBC – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize and the normal BBC website - great for lots of things and video clips relating to the topics of Egyptians and Vikings.
You tube- www.youtube.co.uk - don’t underestimate this one! Horrible Histories: Start watching episodes about the Ancient Egyptians and the Vikings!
Top marks – Interactive games- maths & English – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/