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Welcome to
Park Spring Primary School

‘Achieving Together ● Inspired To Be Successful’

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

 

4A

Teacher: Miss Wood

Teaching assistants: Mrs Eden and Miss Moore

4B

Teacher: Miss Hartley

Teaching assistants – Miss Hirst and Miss Moore

 

Important dates

Home Learning:  Will be set on a Monday and due back the following Monday. Please email your class teacher for any passwords needed.

The expectation for Year 4 is as follows:

  • 1000 Mathletics points
  • 30 minutes on TTRS
  • 40 minutes on Bedrock or 40 minutes on Reading Eggs
  • Reading 4 x a week
  • Practising spellings (using Spelling Frame) 

Reading records: We expect children to be reading at home four times each week.

Reading Books

Your child will bring a reading scheme book home every Monday ​and this should be returned to school on the following Monday.

The reading record will be checked by your child’s class teacher to ensure your child is reading four times a week at home.

Your child will also bring home a book to read for pleasure, they will have chosen from either their class or key stage library. When finished, this too should be returned to school on a Monday.

Your child will be provided with a plastic book bag to transport their book in.

PE: Normal PE will be on a Tuesday. We also have swimming on a Friday. For swimming (classes attend alternate half terms, 4a will attend first up until the christmas holidays), each child will need a full swimming kit including towel – but from the second week children can come in their PE kit on the Tuesday and Friday.

Spelling test: We test children on their weekly spellings on a Friday – and will check their spelling knowledge during the first weeks.

Multiplication tables: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 multiplication tables.

Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check Info

Useful links

TT Rockstars.

Mathletics.

Reading Eggs

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What are we learning about this year?

Year Group 4 Curriculum Maps (LTP and topic themes)

2021/2022

Spring 1 term

Week 1. What a fantastic first week back, all chidlren settled in to the new year with excitement.

Maths: we are concentration on our multiplcation and division skills for the 6, 9 and 7 times tables.

Reading: children are enjoying texts about animal habitats and different conservations.

Music: we are very lucky this term to be able to have drumming once a week with the wonderful Mr G.

This term our author is David Wallims. We would love to  hear which stories the chidlren have read of his. In class we are reading Gangster Granny.

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Autumn 2 term

Week 5.

Year 4 had a eggtastic time in cooking. We made Lemon meringue pie, using our learning skills on how to separate an egg white and egg yolk. they were delicious.

Week 4.

This week children have visited our lovely grounds of the school and our nature garden to look at all the different trees. Children made bark rubbings and examined the different shapes, sizes and patterns of deciduous trees.

We have been learning about how to multiply numbers by ten and hundred in maths.

Week 3.

This week it was time to be news reporters, reporting on a giant peach that had mysteriously grown.

Week 2.

Year 4 enjoyed classifying leaves and learning about all the different types of leaves.

 

We were able to show are moves to Mama Mia in music.

Children created there own diary entry in English. Describing how James must have felt living with his awful aunts.

In maths children learned the very infectious song to help them with their learning of perimeter.

Week 1.

Year 4 had a fantastic first week back.

They were introduced to their new class reader James and the Giant Peach and their new term author Roald Dahl.

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Year 4 started to learn about their new topic in science (why is classification critical?) and enjoyed reading our new non-fiction texts on this topic.

Autumn 1 term

Week 7

This weeks focus is completing our DT(Design Technology) project of making a Greek God with moving parts, using our knowledge of linkages and levers.

Throughout this week we are writing a non-chronological report about a Greek mythical creature.

Week6

We have been writing a poem this week about our monsters (mythical creatures).

We have been consolidating our knowledge of formal written methods of addition and subtraction.

Week 5

Our lesson for science this week entailed the children making their own ear gongs and experimenting with them.

Our art focus has been Greek mythical creatures and this week the children began their designs for their final monster!

We were lucky enough to receive a visit from Kim, who is helping us to learn about our inner chimp and to understand our behaviour and emotions.

Week 4

This week we were lucky enough to hold our Greek Celebration Day! Where we sampled Greek treats, dressed up, designed our own wreath and played ancient Greek games. The children had an amazing learning experience.

Week 3

In French we are learning our French greetings.

In maths we are doing well at times tables – remember to practise at home. We have be learning how to round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000.

In English we are using the Marcia Williams comic strip to inspire our own Greek myth comic.

Week 2

We have had a great start to the term 4a have started swimming and had a great first session. In PE we are working on our balance – very useful skills.

In Reading we are reading a non fiction text about Greece particularly what the ancient Greeks did for fun.

Week 1

We had a fantastic first week in Year 4. Transition days were settled and productive.

Our topic for the term is Glorious Greeks, we are enjoying learning about all the different Gods, Goddesses, mythical creatures and Ancient Greek myths.

In English and Reading we are studying ‘Greek Myths’ a comic style book by Marcia Williams to inspire us. She is our main author for the half term.

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Science for this half term is Can you feel the vibrations?

Here are our knowledge organisers for our main topics this term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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