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Belton Lane Primary School

Belton LanePrimary School

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

We are your teachers for the year.

Mrs Limmer​​​​​​ - Y4L

Miss Butters - Y4B

 

Class Information

PE days

Y4L - Swimming on Wednesday

Y4B - Tuesday and Thursday

Homework

Spellings

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

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

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.

Spring 2019

Ancient Egypt

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 had a fantastic WOW day to start our topic. We mummified tomatoes, wrote in hieroglyphics, made Egyptian jewellery and looked at artefacts.  

On 28th March, we will be going to New Walk Museum in Leicester to learn more about this period in history.

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