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Heymann Primary & Nursery School

Inspiring and motivating our children
to be the best they can be

Welcome to Year 4!

 

The Year 4 Team

Our Class Teachers:

  • 4P- Mr Murray 
  • 4L- Miss Griffiths (Monday and Tuesday) & Mrs Reed (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
  • 4T- Miss Goswami (Monday - Thursday) & Miss Griffiths (Friday)

Our team also includes:

  • Mrs Hussain
  • Miss Maqsood
  • Miss Plarkou

On Thursday afternoons, your child will be taught by either Señora Cameron (Spanish), Mrs Palmer (RE) or Mr Cook (music), on a four week block rotation.

 

Our Parent Curriculum Video

Should you need to contact us about your child and their learning, please use the year four email address year4-teachers@heymann.notts.sch.uk. 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.

 

Our Current Topics:

English- Action Portal Story

Maths- Fractions

Science- Sound

Geography- Rivers

PE- Outdoor Adventure Activities and Gymnastics

Computing- Creating Digital Books

Jigsaw (PSHE)- Healthy Me

For a look at the rest of our curriculum for the Spring Term, have a look at our Spring Overview which is uploaded at the bottom of the page.

 

Homework

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. 

Homework will be set every Friday and should be completed and handed in by the following Thursday.

Please support your child in completing homework and returning their homework book on time each week.

Maths:

Children have a 'MyMaths' online homework to complete.  This is set every Friday and children have one week to complete. MyMaths log in letters have been stuck in homework books. 

KIRF stands for Key Instant Recall Facts and the main focus of these is mental calculation. Children have an Autumn term 1 sheet in their homework books with key mental arithmetic facts that they can practice at home and refer to throughout the half term. 

Spelling:

Children have been shown a range of different strategies to practice learning the days of the week, months of hate year and numbers to 100 in words. We will also be practising spellings in class. Spelling shed passwords have been given out to children. 

 

Handwriting Practice

We will be having focused handwriting sessions in school to aid the children in their learning of this key skill. Any support you can provide at home is much appreciated.

 

PE

PE will be on a Tuesday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor). Please can children come to school in PE kit in their correct house colour on these days.

 

Useful Websites

Maths

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.

English

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.

General/Other

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 the Anglo-Saxons and Ancient Egyptians.

YouTube- www.youtube.co.uk - don’t underestimate this one! Horrible Histories: Start watching episodes about the Ancient Egyptians!

Top marks – Interactive games- maths & English – https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

 

Links

E Safety:
 
Times tables:
www.spellingshed.com