Class 4M 2018 - 2019

Miss Maxwell

Year 4 class teacher

Miss Davis

HLTA

Welcome to 4M

4M is taught by Miss Maxwell and Miss Davis, our HLTA, will teach the class on Monday and Wednesday 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.

Autumn Term 1 - Awesome Adventures

Our theme for the Autumn Term is 'Awesome Adventures'.  We have lots of exciting learning opportunities planned and can't wait to get started!

In Geography we will be learning all about the physical features of mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. We will also be learning about the features of rivers and the water cycle. In Music, we will be listening and responding to music, as well as learning about beats and rhythms.  In Design and Technology, we shall be learning how to create a patchwork bag. In Science we will be learning about states of matter, looking at materials and whether they are solids, liquids and gases. 

 

English

This half term we will focus on adventures in fairy tales. We will be retelling well known fairy tales and also planning and writing our own alternative fairy tales to read to the younger children.  We will consolidate our use of expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials. Our language choices and ensuring that our writing is cohesive will also be an area for development.          

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, our initial focus will be place value.  Through a mastery style of teaching the children will develop their understanding, fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills.

The children will learn:  

  • to recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number
  • to partition four-digit numbers in different ways
  • to order and compare numbers beyond 1000
  • find 1000 more or less than a given number
  • to use place value understanding to place numbers on a number line

Useful Websites

It is expected that by the end of Year 4 children know by heart all times tables to 12x12 and corresponding division facts.  Please ensure that children practise these regularly (3/4 times a week).  The following online games and activities may be useful:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

https://www.mathplayground.com/index_multiplication_division.html

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

Here are some activities which you may find useful to reinforce spelling, grammar and punctuation taught in school:

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zhrrd2p

https://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.

Thank you so much for your support in this area.

Week at a glance

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Indoor P.E.

Thursday

Outdoor P.E.

Friday

 Homework will be collected in. New homework will be sent home.  Spellings will be tested and sent home

Files to Download

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