Year 4

Curriculum information and map

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  • Read with them.
  • Practise timetables and identify one they want to focus on.
  • Get them to talk about what they are learning; if they can talk about it they understand it.

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Parent Workshop presentation

Please find below the presentation from our parents' workshop.
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What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 6)

English – Newspapers 

This week in English, we have written our own newspaper articles reporting the discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb by Howard Carter.

At home you can: Look at newspaper articles; what do you notice about their layout?  Can you compare this to some other texts?

Maths – Fractions

This week we have continued to learn about fractions. We have been working on equivalent fractions, improper fractions and mixed fractions.

At home you can: Look for fractions in real life. Can you add fractions that have the same denominator?

Home Learning ideas for next week

Research an area of interest surrounding Ancient Egypt.

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 5)

English – Newspapers 

This week, in English we have continued our non-fiction topic on Newspapers. We have been learning how to take notes and collect information to use in our news articles. Next week, we are going to write our own news articles on the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb.

At home you can: Make notes and summarise a news story.

Maths – Fractions

This week we have started to look at fractions. We made our own fraction wall and began to look at equivalent fractions.

At home you can: Look for fractions in real life.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Can you recount a book you have read using the 5W’s (who, what, where, when, why)?

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 4)

English – Newspapers 

This week in English we have started a non-fiction topic. We have looked at the features of newspapers and written some catchy headlines.

At home you can: Look out for catchy headlines on newspaper or adverts. Have they used any of our steps to success? (Alliteration, puns, catchy/short)

Maths – area

This week we have been finding the area of 2D shapes; we have practised how to measure in cm and m and found the length/width and area of a range of shapes.

At home you can: Find the area of a rectilinear object in your home.

Home Learning ideas for next week

Identify some solids liquids and gasses in everyday life. Can you identify their properties?

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 3)

English – Our own Egyptian Cinderella 

This week in English we have completed writing our own versions of The Egyptian Cinderella; we have worked hard to include lots of powerful language and description.

At home you can:  Choose an object and make a mind-map of all the powerful language you could use to describe it.

Maths – division

We have been looking division; we have covered dividing 3-digit numbers by 1-digit and division with exchanging and remainders.

At home you can: Do some real life division – try sharing a quantity between your friends, how could you represent this as a calculation?

Home Learning ideas for next week

Recap what you have learnt about the Egyptians so far – write some questions on what else you would like to find out.

What have we been learning this week? (Spring 1 Week 1)

English – The Egyptian Cinderella 

This week in English, we have been reading the story ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’; we have explored the similarities between this story and others. We have been developing our inference skills and have written an informal letter from the point of view of a character.

At home you can:  Summarise a story in your own words. Can you think of any similar stories?

Maths – Factors and multiplication

We have been looking at commutativity and associative law. We have used factor knowledge and adapting as multiplication methods.

At home you can: Make some factor bugs! Can you find all the factors of a number?

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

English

We are going to be writing our own version of The Egyptian Cinderella, think of some powerful language and imagery you may want to use.

 

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 6)

English – Persuasive Writing

This week in English, we have been looking at persuasive writing and the different ways writers can be persuasive in their writing. We have then used these skills to write our own persuasive letters.

At home you can:  have a conversation together. Can you persuade your parents to tidy up your room?

Maths – Multiplying and Dividing by 7

We have learnt how to work out and explain what happens to numbers when they are multiplied and divided by 7.  

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the x7, x8 and x9

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

English

We will be looking at winter poetry next week. Can you think of some interesting adjectives you could include in your poem?

Maths

TT Rockstars. Log on and have a go and get faster and faster.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 3)

English – Beowulf

This week in English, we have been planning and beginning to write our own versions of the Beowulf story.

At home you can:  have a conversation together. Can you write it down and punctuate it accurately.

 

Maths – Multiplying and Dividing by 10 and 100

We have learnt how to work out and explain what happens to numbers when they are multiplied and divided by 10 and 100.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 11 x table.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Maths

This week we would like you to become perimeter detectives and work out the perimeter of different objects in your house.

 

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 2)

English – Beowulf

This week in English, we have been using the story Beowulf as a basis for our skills work on speech marks. We have looked at the different ways speech can be used in our writing.

At home you can:  Have a conversation together. Can you write it down and punctuate it accurately.

Maths – Perimeter

We have learnt how to work out the perimeter of a rectangle and other compound shapes.  

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 9 x table.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

English

As we have just become speech masters, the children are going to write a conversation and punctuate it correctly.   

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 7)

English – Poetry   

This week in English, we have had a started investigating free verse. We have learnt about the different types of imagery used in these types of poem.

At home you can:  read a poem aloud together. Can you use different vocal tone?  

Maths – Addition

We have learnt the written method for addition, the column method.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the tables we have looked at this half term.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Maths

As we have just finished our unit on the written method for addition, homework is based on mastering the method and spotting the errors.  

 

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 6)

English – Grammar Focus   

This week in English, we have had a started our poetry. We have learnt about the different types of poetry and identified the different features of poetry.

At home you can:  Read a poem aloud together. Can you use different vocal tone?  

Maths – Addition

We have learnt the written method for addition and used the column method.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 7x table.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

English

We are sending home a range of poems that would be nice to read aloud together and then identify the features.

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 5)

English – Grammar Focus   

This week in English, we have had a grammar focus. We have learnt about the different types of nouns as well as prepositions and different tenses. 

At home you can:  Read a book aloud together. Can you use different vocal tone?  

Maths – Place Value

We have learnt how to order a range of numbers as well as comparing numbers.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 6x table.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Maths

We are just finishing our unit on Place Value so the home learning is based on all the skills we have looked at.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 4)

English – Story Writing  

This week in English, we have continued to write our own versions of 'Camille and the Sunflowers'. We have been using 2a sentences and a wide range of conjunctions.

At home you can:  Look through a book together and find different types of conjunctions.

Maths – Partitioning

We have learnt how to partition numbers in lots of different ways.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 4x table.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

English

We are continuing to expand our vocabulary and this week we would like you to find more exciting words for some boring ones.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 1 Week 3)

English – Story Writing  

This week, in English we have been looking at different ways we can start our sentences when we write stories.

At home you can:  Look through a book together and find different ways the author has started their sentences.  

Maths – Rounding

We have learnt how to round a range of numbers to the nearest 10 and 100.

At home you can: Practise times tables especially the 3x table.

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

Maths

Roman Numerals worksheet to revise our learning from the previous week.

Mathletics (online Maths challenges)

All of the children have been given usernames and passwords for access to the Mathletics website (see https://community.mathletics.com/signin).

What have we been learning this week? (Autumn 2 Week 7)

English – Winter Poetry

This week in English, we have been looking at winter poems. We have written our own poems using a range of imagery and prepositions.

At home you can:  read and discuss a story together. What did you like? What’s parts weren’t so good?

Maths – Consolidation

We have spent the week consolidating our maths knowledge from the Autumn Term. We used this knowledge to solve a range of problems and investigations.

At home you can: Practise your times tables

 

Home Learning ideas for next week

English

Look at your Year 4 Spelling list, can you learn 8 spellings you find tricky?

Maths

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