Year 4 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Year 4
Dear parents/carers and year 4 children,
Welcome to the Spring term in year 4.
We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and are feeling energised and looking forward to more learning in Year 4.
We will use Power Maths resources to focus on the following topics this term:
multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100
multiplication and division associated facts
length and perimeter
Times tables rock stars (TTRS) will be part of our homework and in school learning every day. By the end of year 4, the children will need to be confident recalling all their tables up to 12 x 12.
In English, we will be studying the book ‘Fossil Girl'. We will be using the book as a model to inspire our own diary entry, letter and recount. We will also be producing a fact file in role as Mary Anning, covering the part she played in significant fossil discoveries. In SPAG, we will be trying to become more confident at using expanded noun phrases in our writing, as well as concentrating on using a subordinate clause correctly.
Forces & Magnets: In our Science lessons, the children will be comparing how things move on different surfaces. The children will observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others. We will also be looking at a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials. We will also be focusing on learning that magnets have two poles.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes: In this project, we will be becoming familiar with key aspects of earthquakes and volcanoes. The children will research different volcanoes and the effects of a volcanic eruption on the surrounding land and how land use has changed over time. The children will also have to demonstrate that they can locate geographical regions and identify human and physical characteristics, as well as topographical features.
PE lessons are on Tuesdays and Fridays in year 4 and the children are requested to come in their PE t-shirts on these days.
Weekly homework will be set on Ed Shed for spelling, maths fluency and grammar quizzes or maths quizzes (set on alternate weeks). There will also be 15 garage games set on TTRS which will support the children’s recall of times tables facts at their current level of achievement. All homework set needs to be completed by Wednesday.
Please support the children to read their Accelerated Reader books for 20 minutes each day at home. Planners will be checked regularly, and house points will be awarded to children who record what they have read in their planners.
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