Year 4

A very warm welcome from Ms Varga and Mrs McNamara.

Welcome to our class page. Here you will find all of the useful information you need in order to support your child’s learning at home. Each week spellings will be posted and any important messages will also be shared to ensure that your parents and carers are kept up to date.

Keep your eyes peeled for updates throughout each topic, including pictures to show what we have been learning!

Year 4 is the year of consolidation; the children will build upon and strengthen the foundations in their learning.  During this year, the children will be expected to become even more independent and self-motivated learners.  They will be given lots of opportunities to develop these areas, whilst still having fun!

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you a happy, healthy and successful year in Year 4 and look forward to working closely with you to help your child achieve this.

Religion

English

Reading

Reading records and reading books are checked before Guided Reading sessions. We provide opportunities for the children to change their reading books after checking that the records are signed. Children are expected to read at home regularly and are encouraged to regularly update their reading records themselves.  Please encourage your child to do this on their own.

Guided reading – every child is heard read at least once a week. Although reading ability and enjoyment continues to be important, we will be focusing on developing your child’s inference skills.

Please support your child by asking questions about their reading and hearing them read or read together.

Spelling

Spellings are given to the children on Friday as part of their weekly Home Learning task. The children are given opportunities throughout the week to learn them, find definitions and write them in context. The children are then tested on these words the following Friday.

Please support your child in learning the rules and patterns, extending them by looking at other words with the same patterns, using them in writing tasks and developing dictionary skills. All spelling lists should be kept in the children’s Home Learning folders.

Handwriting & Pace

Neat, joined fluent handwriting is strongly encouraged, as is the importance of pace. Please use the handwriting policy as guidance to letter formation.

Maths

Please ensure that your child practises mental maths regularly at home to build up his/her skills in number sense, recall of number facts and his/her ability to manipulate numbers mentally. It is best to keep practices short and as much fun as possible.

Year 4 Maths Workshop: Tuesday,2nd October, 2019

Thank you to the parents who attended the Maths Workshop.  Attached below are the resources that I used for this.  If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to ask.

Mrs C McNamara

Maths Lead

Year 4 Maths Workshop

Year 4 Learner

P.E.

Please ensure full PE kit is in school on these days. It is not hygienic for girls to do PE in tights, so please make sure they have an extra pair of socks in their kit. On dry winter days children will do P.E. outdoors. For these lessons the children can have a tracksuit bottom and top, also hats and gloves.

Home Learning

Home Learning is explained and given out each Friday. It is due back the following Tuesday. In the case that a project has been set, the children will get longer to complete.

The children are given Mathletics (online) and SPAG.com (online).  A home learning task that requires a worksheet to be completed or a written piece should be placed into your child’s Home Learning folder and handed into class. It is vital that Home Learning is completed each week as it supports and consolidates what is being taught in class.

If your child has a specific target such as handwriting, punctuation, vocabulary, please remind them before they start their home learning and then to check over at the end. Children may require adult support with home learning in Year 4, particularly with personal targets, so please support your child as necessary.

Dates for your diary

Curriculum Overview for Year 4

                                 Pope Paul Catholic Primary School Long Term Curriculum Overview

Year 4

2020-2021

 

Subject                                                                       Autumn 2020
Autumn 1 Autumn 2
RE

Year of Hope

Initiation

Baptism and Eucharist focus

From Advent to Christmas
Maths

 

 

Place Value – order and compare numbers beyond 1000; Rounding, Estimation and magnitude; addition and subtraction fluency; securing formal written addition and subtraction fluency; counting in multiples of 6,7,9,25 and 1000; multiplication and division facts (times tables) alongside Year 3 Fluency revision.
Problem Solving Including Measures to apply Place Value, Mental Strategies and Arithmetic Laws;  Multiply and Divide a one or two-digit Number by 10 and 100; Measure – Conversion of Units; Measures – Compare, Estimate and Calculate; Discrete and continuous data (time graphs), including application of scales and division; Perimeter
English

 

 

 

Writing: first person narrative using a book stimulus ‘The River Journey’.

Non-Chronological Report: ‘Take One Book’

SPAG: parts of sentences, conjunction (coordinating and subordinating), use of adjectives and adverbs and fronted adverbials as sentence openers.

Narrative Writing

Poetry: Vocabulary Building and free-verse poem

SPAG: multi-clause sentences, similes and personification

 

Science

Animals including Humans

describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans

identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions

construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.

Food chains is contained within this topic however it would fit in well when learning about living things and their habitats.

Sound

Know how sounds are made

Know that sound travels in straight lines,

Understand how pitch and dynamics vary

associate the rate of evaporation with temperature

 

 

Computing

 

Programming and Games

In Computing, the children will continue to explore programming and developing software. They will develop a clear understanding of algorithms, convert simple algorithms into programs, predict what simple programs will do and learn to debug and problem solve using Scratch Junior.

 

Geography

 

 

Megacities

Looking at key features of cities, explaining the distribution of megacities across the world: examining Baghdad, Milton Keynes, Brasilia.

Identify and locate the top ten cities in the United Kingdom.

Compare the benefits and disadvantages of city life.

 Megacities

Looking at key features of cities, explaining the distribution of megacities across the world: examining Baghdad, Milton Keynes, Brasilia.

Identify and locate the top ten cities in the United Kingdom.

Compare the benefits and disadvantages of city life.

Art

 

Sketching and Portraits
Design and Technology Mechanisms (explore and use mechanisms such as levers, sliders)

Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils will be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making.

 

 

P.E. Multiskills:

running, jumping, throwing and catching

Invasion games:

agility, control, movement, awareness, coordination

Karate

P.S.H.E. Wellbeing: Weekly focus

Anti-bullying Week: United Against Bullying.

French ·

Year 4 News