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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Term 4

Welcome back to Term 4. We hope you have had a relaxing break over this half-term and are ready to embrace the spring term ahead.

Miss. Walker (4W) , Miss. Burke (4B) and Mrs. Pearson and Mrs. Walker (4PW)

 

History quiz- https://forms.office.com/e/YrAy4acBD7 

Homework - Week Beginning 25th March

Children should continue to practise their times table level which has been sent home this week. 

We also encourage children to continue learning times table facts using TTR. Use SOUNDCHECK to work on your speed!

Homework is due every Friday.

EVERY WEEK

Reading – please read at least 3 times at home with an adult and get your reading record signed.

Times tables

To support children in learning their times tables, a weekly task will be introduced as part of homework. Children should practise the level given to them by their class teacher and will have the opportunity to progress to further levels weekly, following a quiz on Friday.

Don’t forget to pop on to TTRockstars for extra timestables practice – USE SOUNDCHECK TO WORK ON YOUR SPEED!

Please email any pictures to the following email: homework@paultonjuniorschool.co.uk

Routines for Term 4

PE is on Wednesday ( swimming) and Thursday. Children will need to wear their full PE kit to school on Thursdays and bring swimming kit in a named bag on Wednesdays. This should include: towel, swimming costume/trunks, goggles and a swimming hat.

Forest School: Children will need old trainers or wellies in a named carrier bag as well as appropriate wet weather gear (waterproof coat and trousers) or sunhat and sunscreen depending on the forecast for the day. Forest School kit can remain in school for the duration of the term.

Homework will be set on a Monday and completed by Friday. Homework tasks will be detailed at the top of this web page and children should complete their work neatly (using a pencil) in their orange Homework books.

Reading is crucial to every child’s progress across the entire curriculum and we expect that every child reads to an adult at home at least 3 times a week. Please record this in their blue reading record and and ensure it is brought to school every day.

What are we learning this term?

Maths

In Maths this term, we will be continuing our learning of Length and Perimeter. Children will be learning to apply their knowledge of different units of measure, including calculating the perimeter of a range of a range of shapes.  The bulk of this term's work relates to Fractions: Recapping unit and non-unit fractions, exploring mixed numbers and equivalent fractions, before moving on adding and subtracting fractions. We will then begin our learning of decimals.

Times Tables are an important part of our mathematical teaching and learning throughout the whole of year 4. Please support times table learning and speedy recall of multiplication and division facts, at home.

English

This term, we will be exploring the features of an autobiography in preparation to write our own linked to the text The Wolves of Currumpaw. Later in the term, we will be looking at the components of persuasive writing in order to create our own catchy leaflet.

Foundation Subjects

This term we will be covering States of Matter in Science and completing some experiments to see what happens when we change between solids, liquids and gases. The children will be learning about the Romans in History. They will be researching about why they invaded and what they have left behind. Swimming will be continuing this term in PE and the children will also be improving their hand-eye coordination in Tennis. In computing, children will be looking at how pictures can be edited and that not all pictures found in different sources are a true representation. They will be having a go at some of these editing skills as well, such as cropping, changing colours and changing the composition of the photos. In PSHE the children will be learning about growing up and how the body changes during Puberty. We will be looking at Humanism in RE and some similarities and differences between this and Christianity. The children will be designing and creating their very own torches in DT this term using their knowledge about electricity from earlier in the year. In music, the children will be learning the song Lean on Me by Bill Withers and will be playing the Glockenspiels alongside their singing.

What a fantastic term of learning ahead!