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St. Michael & St. Martin

Catholic Primary School

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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

The teachers in Year 4 are:
Mrs Ali (4A)
and
Mrs Fernandes (4W)

 

Also working in Year 4 are:

 Mrs Pinto and Mrs Nketsiah

Welcome to Year 4’s class page!

 

We hope everyone has had a wonderful Christmas and feeling refreshed for the term ahead! The children are learning about many topics in history and science, such as The Vikings in history, exploring the lives and traditions of the Vikings and Living Things and Their Habitats in science, where the children will build an understanding of the impact of our changing environment on habitats.

 

English:

In English, we are reading ‘Krindlekrax’ and learning about the trials an unassuming eleven year old boy faces as strives for the lead role in the school play as a hero. The children will explore the characters in detail and will have the opportunity to use drama to embed their understanding of the text. We will also be reading ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’ as our Power of Reading text which will provide the children with opportunities to develop their drama, speaking and listening and creative writing skills.

The children will be looking at using their reading skills to predict and deduct key information from the text whilst also creating their own versions and outcomes of events from the story.

 

Handwriting- Pupils will be following the Penpals Handwriting programme and focussing on joining letters in all written work.

Comprehension- Pupils will be completing multiple comprehension tasks in order to improve their understanding and inference of texts.

Editing and evaluating work- After ‘Big Writes’ pupils are now beginning to use a green pen to check and edit their work to improve accuracy and spelling. This also re-enforces children to edit their work prior to its completion.

Guided Reading Reading skills will be explicitly taught to the children as well as developing inference of a carefully chosen text

 

Maths:

This term, we will be focusing on topics including Fractions, Money, Decimal Places, and also consolidating children’s knowledge in Division and Multiplcation. We will also be focusing on the children’s understanding on the topic of Time, particularly converting between analogue and digital in addition to minutes and seconds. It will be beneficial if this topic is reinforced at home through daily activities, e.g. what time do we have dinner, etc.

We will be doing weekly timed arithmetic and timetables tests to improve upon existing knowledge.

 

Science:

In science this term we will be exploring ‘All living things and their habitats’. Throughout this topic, the children will be identifying similarities and differences between different organisms. As well as this, the children will be able to identify changes to their habitats and the effects these have on the species.

 

Topic:

The children are developing their knowledge of the Vikings. In this topic we will be exploring the lives and traditions of the Vikings:

-Who the Vikings were.

-Where the Vikings fit on the timeline of history.

-How the Vikings lived: Structure of society

-Daily routines and diets.

-Archaeological evidence of Vikings

 

 

 

Homework:

Subject

Day given

Day due

RE

Monday

Monday

Spellings & Sentences

Friday

Thursday

Maths (Topic related questions)

Thursday

Monday

English (Reading comprehension)

Thursday

Monday

  • Grammar (fortnightly on a Thursday)
  • Reading daily (30mins minimum)
  • Times tables (x1 –x12)
  • Diary check & signed (Friday)

 

There may also be additional topic homework sent home through the year to extend the children’s learning.

 

Pen Licenses:

If your child is awarded a pen license, the class teacher will provide your child with a pen and his/her pen license. Once this pen has run out, it is then the children’s responsibility to then bring in their own blue pen to use. Berol/ Pilot Friction pens are very child friendly.

 

Reminders:

  • PE is on Thursday morning with Mr Bell. Kits are to be brought in on a Monday and to be taken home on a Friday.

 

Expectations:

We encourage all children to demonstrate a high standard of behaviour at all times in order to create a safe, respectfuland happy learning environment.

Each class has participated in the process of making a set of ‘Golden Rules.’The children have agreed to follow the rules as they understand that this will help their learning.

Respecting each other and all members of staff is expected and reflects the ethos of our school.

 

The children are required to listen carefully and to develop their self-control and concentration in class and in the playground.

Working together with parents and guardiansplays a big part in establishing good relationships and standards of behaviour.

 

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to term ahead!

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Year 4 Curriculum Talk September 2018-19

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