Class 4H 2018 - 2019

Miss Higham

Year 4 Teacher

Mrs Wilde

HLTA

Welcome to 4H

4H is taught by Miss Higham and Mrs Wilde, our HLTA, takes the class on Monday afternoons.

Please use our class page to find out about what we are learning and doing during the year.  More detailed information about the class theme can be found by opening the 'Curriculum Plan' which can be found in 'Files to download' lower down the class homepage.

Our theme for Autumn Term is 'Naughty Neighbours'.

                                                                                                           

We have lots of exciting learning opportunities planned and can't wait to get started!

In History, we will be learning all about the Anglo-Saxons, using our research skills to find out more about their way of life. In Science, we will be learning about the human body, looking in more detail at types of teeth and their function and the process of digestion.  In Music, we will be listening and responding to music, as well as learning about beats and rhythms.  In Art, we will be exploring the rainforest using a range of different techniques and media.

 

English

This half term we will be developing our writing skills through the use of the book, 'The Great Kapok Tree'.  We will be developing our use of language by describing the rainforest.  We will also be writing letters based on environmental themes.  Protecting our planet will be the focus for our non-fiction writing this term. 

In year 4, we will have a strong focus on handwriting and spelling.  A list of year 4 words that the children need to learn to spell can be found at the bottom of the page in 'Files to download'. 

                                                                                              

Mathematics

In maths the children will develop their ability and knowledge in the following concepts.  Through a mastery style of teaching the children will develop their fluency in these areas as well as an ability to reason and problem solve using this knowledge. Over the term, we will focus on mulitplication and division, area, fractions and decimals.

The children will learn:  

  • recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12
  • multiplty two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number
  • find the area of rectilinear shapes
  • recognise families of common equivalent fractions
  • add and subtract fractions with the same demoninator
  • round demicals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number
  • compare decimals up to two decimal places

 

Gallery

Keep checking the class page to see if we have added any pictures of the children's recent learning.

Useful Websites

Times tables:

As children are required to know their multiplication tables up to 12x12 by the end of Year 4, a key area of focus is to develop our multiplication tables knowledge and become times table superstars! Strong multiplication table knowledge is crucial in many areas of maths and children should be able to recall these quickly and confidently. On top of your child's weekly mathematics homework, children should spend some time each week practising their times tables. Please enjoy exploring the times table activities below:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practice for 5-11 year olds

www.topmarks.co.uk

About Hit the Button. Hit the Button is an interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division ...

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http://www.mad4maths.com/4_x_multiplication_table_math_game/

http://www.mad4maths.com/8_x_multiplication_table_math_game/

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

http://www.maths-games.org/times-tables-games.html

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy-multiplication.html

Have you found some other fun times table activities? Come and let us know - 4H would love to hear about them.

Please click on the link below and spend some time exploring the range of fun and exciting spelling, punctuation and grammar activities available:

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Homework

It would be really beneficial for the children to read at least 5 times a week.  Even though most children are able to read independently in Year 4, it would be great if they could read with an adult a couple of times a week.  To develop their higher level comprehension skills, please use some of the questions suggested in the documents to download. The children still love being read to, so please continue to read to them too!  It's a great way of extending their vocabulary and providing them with their own ideas for story writing.

Along with regular reading and learning times tables, the children will have spellings to learn and homework will be set weekly to consolidate their understanding of key skills in English and Maths.

The children also have access to Times Tables Rockstars which is a website that will help to develop their multiplication and division knowledge. Please check your child's Maths homework book for their individual login.

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/37018

Thank you so much for your support in this area.

The Week at a Glance Y4

Monday

 

Tuesday

Outdoor PE - Children need to bring PE kit and jogging pants in cold weather.

Wednesday

Homework is collected in.

Thursday 

New homework is set and sent home. 

Friday

Indoor PE - Children will need to bring PE kit.

Homework diaries are checked and signed.

Spellings are tested and new spellings are sent home.

     

   

      

Files to Download

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