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Welcome to the Year 4 Learning Page!

 

4LK

 

 

4JL

 

 

4DG/HF

Mrs Karthik and Mrs Raines

Miss Lewis and Mrs Duncan

Ms Neale, Mrs Fantham and Miss Sgkouni

 

Here you can find out useful information about what your child is doing throughout the year and when they might need certain things (such as P.E. kit) during the week.

 

Library

Our day to visit the library is a Tuesday. Teachers will endeavour to remind children to bring their library book into school on these days. 

 

P.E.

You will need to wear your P.E. kit into school on Wednesday.  

On a Wednesday afternoon year four will be taking part in outdoor PE sessions. For this the children need to wear PE clothes appropriate for the weather that day.

Swimming

Term 3 and 4, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  

  

Homework

Each term a 'homework grid' will be set. This will compromise of various tasks linked to our current topics. Children can complete as many of these tasks as they wish, but all children must complete at least 3 tasks. These can be accessed by the link below:

Anglo Saxon Homework

Spelling

Spelling homework is now completed online using Spelling Shed. Click here to find out your child's spellings.
Spelling Shed
There will be a new spelling assignment set each week, linked to the spelling patterns your child is studying in school. Your child's username and password are stuck into the front of their reading record. There is a spelling shed app available for a small fee however it is free to play in your device's web browser.

Aim to play on Spelling Shed for 5 mins every day.

Your child will be tested on their spellings weekly in school on a Friday. If you do not have internet access your child's class teacher can provide a paper copy of the spellings.

Times Tables Practice

For times tables practice, your child will need to log on to Times Tables Rockstars. This is set to Auto Training Mode and the tables they practice are automatically matched to your child's ability when they play in Garage mode. Click here to practice your times tables

Your child has their username and password stuck into their reading record. If you are having difficulty logging in, make sure you have selected North Borough Junior School as there is another Northborough school. As with Spelling Shed, The TT Rockstars app is available to download for a small fee but it can be played for free in your device's browser if you prefer.

Aim to play on TT Rockstars for 5 mins every day.

Your child will be tested on their times tables weekly in school on a Friday.

 

Reading

We expect you to listen to your child read a minimum of five times a week but preferably every day. Aim to spend around 10 - 15mins listening to your child read and asking them questions about the text to check their understanding. Were there any words they didn't understand? How do they think the characters were feeling? Why did they act that way? What do they think might happen next?
This reading needs to be recorded in your child's reading record book and signed each time. Please mention the pages read and if the book has been completed so that we can keep track of your child's reading. There are prizes that children can earn for reading, such as stationery, books and in-school treats. The more times you read each week, the better the prizes to be won!
 Reading Record

 

Top Tips for Successful Home Learning

With reading, spelling and times tables, the key is to practice little and often - every day if at all possible, but if not, certainly try on week days. This has far more impact on your child's progress than spending an hour or two once a week.

Find a time which works best for you and your family and try to establish a routine. Some find it best to do homework as soon as they get home, others just before bed or even first thing in the morning.

If you have any concerns, difficulties or questions around homework, please do not hestitate to talk to your child's class teacher.

Each week, children will be given spellings to learn and a particular times table to practise. Completing homework is a good way to support and embed the learning that your child has done in class each week. Homework is set as follows:

 

 

 

Class Assemblies

Later in the year, class assemblies will begin. Dates are to be confirmed...

 

 

 

 

Year 4 Curriculum Overview

Subject

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Maths

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Area

Multiplication and Division

Consolidation

Multiplication and Division

Length and Perimeter

Fractions

Fractions

Decimals

Decimals

Money

Time

Shape

Statistics

Position and Direction

Consolidation

English –Text Focus

 

The Whisperer by Nick Butterworth 

Beowulf by Rob Lloyd Jones 

Poetry by Kennings

Odes

 

 

Bonfire Night Poetry

Vikings Non-Fiction

Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd Stanton

The Dragon's Hoard: Viking Sagas by Lari Don 

The Boy Who Biked the World by Alastair Humphreys

Non-Fiction Travel Guides 

 

Himalayans/Tibet Non-Fiction

The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson

Performance Poetry (Michael Rosen, Roald Dahl and Allan Ahlberg)

A Kid in My Class By Rachel Rooney

Perseus and Medusa

Leo and the Gorgon's Curse by Joe Todd Stanton

The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

Rainforests Non-Fiction 

 

Science

Sound

Sound

Electricity

Living Things and Their Habitats

Animals, Including Humans

States of Matter

Computing

Coding

 

Online Safety

 

Spreadsheets

Writing for different audiences

Effective Searching 

Hardware Investigators

Logo

Animation

History and Geography

Anglo Saxons

Vikings

Climates

Europe

Ancient Greeks

Rainforests

Art and DT

Structures

Anglo Saxons / Vikings

Living things

Sewing - Rainforests

States of matter'

Cooking - Bread

Vincent Van Gogh

Cooking and Nutrition

Music

Using Technology/ Digital music

Sounds

Music Express

Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue

Hildegard of Bingen

Early music

Zadok the Priest

Celebration music

Gamelan

 

Understanding Faith

What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

What can we learn from religions about what is right and wrong?

Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?

Why are festivals important to religious communities?

Why do some people think life is a journey?

PSHE

Cycle Safety

Healthy Living

Appropriate Touch

Disability Awareness Month

Coming Home on Time

Jealousy

Online Bullying

Chores at Home

Breaking down barriers

Mental Health Awareness Month

First Aid

Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Month

PE

Swimming

Netball

Dance 

Hockey

Fitness

Tag Rugby

Gymnastics

Football

Tennis

Rounders

Athletics

Cricket

MFL

Me presento

(Presenting myself)

La Familia

(The family)

Desayuno en el café

(Breakfast in the café)

Mi clase

(My class)

Habitats

(Habitats)

Las Olimpiadas

(The Olympics)