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Heymann Primary & Nursery School

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

Welcome to Year 4!

Kindness is key, for you and me! (Year 4 motto chosen by the children) 

 

Our teachers are Miss Goswami and Mrs Jenkins in 4T, Mrs Reed in 4L and Mr Murray in 4P.  Miss Garton, Mrs Hussain and Mrs Maqsood work with us too.  

Should you need to contact us about your child and their learning, please use the year 4 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.

Summer Term - Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

Our topic this term is ‘The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and a lot of our work will be based around this theme. In English we will be looking at William Shakespeare: his life as a playwright and his play ‘A Mid Summer Nights Dream’ In Maths we will be covering the topics, Decimals and Shape. As always, children’s times table knowledge will come in handy and by the end of the year children should be confident knowing up to 12 x 12. Our history, art and geography topics are all based on the Vikings. We can’t wait to get started!

A knowledge organiser is also available for this topic below. This is a great tool to help children learn the different features, new vocabulary and facts about our topic. Feel free to use this document to create quizzes on the knowledge and see how much you can remember!

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. 

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.

PE

This term, PE is tennis, striking and fielding (cricket and rounders) and swimming.  On a Tuesday and a Thursday, please can children come to school in their PE kit (tracksuit, leggings, PE coloured t-shirts and sports jacket). We will send out more information about swimming before it starts in the second half of the term.  

Handwriting Practice

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.

 

Useful Websites

Maths

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.

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 Vikings.

You tube- www.youtube.co.uk - don’t underestimate this one! Horrible Histories: Start watching episodes about the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings!

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

 

Links

E Safety:
 
Times tables:
www.spellingshed.com