Welcome to Year 4
We are your teachers for the year.
Y4L - Monday and Friday
Y4B - Swimming on Wednesday from 09.01.19
Spelling tests will be on a FRIDAY. They will focus on the spelling pattern we have been learning in class that week. Spellings for the test will be given out on a Monday.
Times Tables Tests will be on a WEDNESDAY.
We are using the Superhero Times Tables so that the children can challenge themselves and work at their own pace.
To begin with, every child will be assessed to check they are on the correct superhero. It begins with Batman, this tests the 2x, 5x and 10x. The children will need to complete the questions in the allotted time and must get them all correct to move onto the next Superhero. If you time them at home and they finish before the time has run out please encourage them to check for any silly mistakes!
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
Reading at home is so important and we are encouraging the children to read at least FOUR times a week. 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.
The children will be focusing on life in Ancient Egypt. What were hieroglyphics? What was mummification? What was inside the pyramids? Who was Tutankhamun?
We will be starting our topic with a WOW day, which we hope will excite and engage the children.