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Year 4 - Working from Home

Resources - 3rd April

Resources - 30th March

Reading

Choose a story book (this could be your school book) read one chapter (or 3 pages) every day. When you have finished reading choose one of these activities to complete:

  • Write one paragraph to explain what has happened in the chapter
  • Draw and create a character profile for one of the charcters
  • Write and answer 5 questions about the chapter, use questioning words like who, what, where, when, why and how
  • Write a prediction about what you think will happen next
  • Create a comic strip for the chapter

Writing

Find an object in your house (make sure an adult knows which one you have chosen!) then:

  • Draw and use adjectives to describe your object
  • Think of how your object might appear in a story. Think about your characters, settings and what is going to happen.
  • Write a story, make sure you include

          Paragraphs

          Fronted adverbials

         Inverted Commas

         Interesting Language

         Punctuation

  • Read your story to someone. Then use a coloured pen to correct and          improve your writing. Read it again to someone at home.
  • Plan and write your story. Break it up into beginning, middle and end            and write one section at a time, then check and correct work
  • If you can, type up your story
  • Create a front cover and a blurb for your story

Maths

  • Choose one times table a day ( not 2, 5, 10!) write out your times table and get someone at home to test you on it.
  • Write your own word problems for a times tables sum, such as 6 x 7 =
  • Use the maths frame times tables challenge as oftenas you can
  • Write out your own column addition and subtraction sums and work out.

         Check them with a calculator, if you have one, or get someone at home to           check them for you

  • If you can do some cooking and weigh out all the ingredients
  • Use a ruler to measure in cm and mm objects in your house

Science

Our topic is living things

Choose one animal and research it. Find out as much as you can including: which group it belongs to, where in the world it lives, what habitat it lives in, what does it eat any interesting facts. Create a poster, or a PowerPoint presentation about your animal.

Topic

Our topic is the Romans, create a project for this topic. Undertake some research and use what you already know. You could research Roman clothes, food, buildings or the army. you could create:

  • A PowerPoint presentation
  • An information booklet
  • An art/craft project

         Or all three!

PSHE (personal, social health education)

  • We have been learning how to have conversatons with people. Choose a topic and have a coversation with someone at home for 2 minutes
  • Create a good friend poster
  • Play a game of would you rather ...

Great websites for activities

Maths Drill

www.pobble365.com

Maths Frame

www.literacyshed.com

Top Marks

Keep all you work in the book provided and we can share them when we return to school

 

Welcome to Year 4

As children settle into KS2 we aim to continue to build resilience and independence during year 4. Children are given more responsibilities and opportunitites for independent learning. They continue to build on the curriculum started in Year 3, while also preparing for the move to upper juniors. Please feel free to come in at any time to discuss any issues or ask any questions you have.

Reading

This is a vital area for children. They need to develop their reading fluency and speed. This is an important skill, which also helps with their language development. Children in year 4 need to begin to develop their comprehension skills, especially with inference style questions (questions where you have ' to read between the lines' to find answers). We ask that you read with your child at least three times a week. Thank you for your support, it does make a difference!

Spellings

In Year 4, we continue to follow the Read, Write Inc scheme for spelling. The children will have a daily spelling session, often working with partners to look at spelling patterns. In addition, we will also look at the 'tricky' words which are exceptions to the normal rules. Six 'tricky' words will be stuck in your child's spelling log and these will be tested on a Friday morning. These words are repeated from year 3, in order to build confidence and precision. The test will be done in the spelling section of your child's diary so that you can see how they got on.

We would be grateful if you would sign the spelling log each week to confirm that you have seen the words that your child is practising.

Homework

In year 4 children will receive one piece of homework a week. This could be either literacy or numeracy based, or it maybe a project or an art topic. Homework is given out on a Monday and can be returned to my class any time before Friday.

Learning all the times tables up to 12 x 12 is one of the key objectives in Year 4. Every week children will focus ona  single times table or a mixture. All children have a short times tables assessment on a Friday (these scores should be given in your child's reading diary). Please help your child learn their times tables, as they can help with many areas of maths.

Main topic

We cover a variety of topics in year 4 but our main topic is The Romans, and what the Romans did for England. We also have a maps based topic, researching Europe. In science we look at electricity, sound and plants and animals.

Other important information

  • PE days may change in different terms so please read the newsletter for more information. Children may also need to have warm PE clothes in school and have earrings removed.
  • Children can continue to have music lessons, please contact the office for information.
  • Club letters will be sent out at the beginning of a new term.

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