Welcome to Year 4 and well done on such a fantastic start to the school year!
The children have adjusted really well to the new routines in school, and have come back with fantastic attitudes and ready to work hard. Thank you to all the parents for sending your children back so prepared and ready for learning. We look forward to working with you all this year.
Our teachers are Miss Goswami and Mrs Jenkins in 4T, Mrs Reed in 4L and Mr Murray in 4P . Miss Garton, Mrs Hussain, Miss Hassan, Mr Parsons and Mrs Maqsood work with us too.
Should you need to contact us about your child and their learning, please uses 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.
Where does our food come from?
This is the title of our topic this half term. It is a Geography topic where children will explore farming, urban and rural land use, and look at which foods come from different regions.
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.
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.
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/