Welcome to Year 4
We are your teachers for the year.
Miss Butters- Y4S
Miss Barnaby- Y4Y
4S- Tuesday and Friday
Children will have spellings sent home every week. They will be given 1 week to practice before being tested the following week.
4S- Spellings sent home every Monday and tested the following Monday
4Y- Spellings sent home every Friday and tested the following Friday.
As a school, every pupil has access to Times Tables Rockstars. Children should use this fun, online website to practice their times tables frequently. Teachers can set children specific times tables to practice and the pupils can log in and access the Studio where their average time is calculated and they can move up and down on the display in class.
We will also be using the Superhero Times Tables so that the children can challenge themselves and work at their own pace. The Superhero times table are designed to help the children with quick recall of their multiplication tables and the associated division facts.
Batman - 2x, 5x and 10x
Hawk Girl - 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x and 4x
Thor - 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x, 6x, 7x, 8x
Black Widow - 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x, 6x, 7x, 8x, 9x, 11x, 12x
Superman - Division facts
Ironman - 2 digit x 1 digit
Catwoman - Multiplication and division including tenths
Wonderwoman - Fractions, decimals and percentages of quantities
Finally, every week the children will be tested on their times table knowledge to build confidence and rapid recall.
Reading at home is so important and we are encouraging the children to read at least THREE times a week for at least 10 minutes. The longer the children can read the better as we are focusing on building stamina and focus for reading. We are stressing in class the importance of reading aloud to improve fluency. If your child is reading in their head it would be great if you could take five minutes to let them tell you about their book. Maybe you could ask them a few questions about why they think the author included certain events and what they think will happen next. Talking about characters feelings and the events will help with your child’s understanding of their current book but also help their comprehension skills.
With a specific focus on Geography, this term the children will be learning all about India. We will focus on physical and human features of this country and understand its location in relation to the United Kingdom. Additionally, the children will be learning about a variety of topics related to India including food, Mendhi art, transport, animals and Bollywood dance.
We have a fantastic WOW day at the end of our Topic on the 3rd December where Sunita will be visiting school to complete a variety of workshops with the children. They will listen to Storytime in India, dress up in Indian Clothing, extend their knowledge of Bollywood dance and learn about Indian stereotypes.