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Welcome to the Year 4 Learning Page

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

4LG

Ms Grey

Mrs Raines

4JL

Miss Lewis

Mrs Duncan

Mr Gerrard

Mr Hawney

Miss Tay

4DG/HF

Mrs Fantham

Ms Neale

Miss Sgkouni

 

Homework

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 character's 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

Maths

Maths homework is set using Times Tables Rock Stars. Using Garage Mode, this automatically chooses the times tables that are best suited to your child’s abilities. There are many other game modes to choose from. Click here to practice your times tables. Please speak with your child’s class teacher if you have any difficulties.

Aim to play 5 minutes every day.

Spelling

Spellings are now completed using Spelling Shed. Click here to find your child’s spellings. There are new spellings every week linked to the spelling patterns being studied in school. If you have any issues with accessing Spelling Shed, please speak with your child’s class teacher.

Aim to play 5 minutes every day.

New Invention Junior School - Spelling

Topic

Topic homework will be given out each term and will contain a choice of activities for your child to complete with you. Please choose at least three to complete each term. Topic homework can be brought in at any time throughout the term and will be shared with your child's class. House points will be given out as a reward for effort and quality. More information about this can be found here.

 

 

 

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 hesitate to talk to your child's class teacher.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

Curriculum

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)