Welcome to Year 4!
Welcome back Year 4!
I hope you have all enjoyed your Easter break and have had some fun with your families! I am very excited to get back to online learning with you all and I am missing you lots!
I am so proud of the maturity and positivity that you have all shown over the past few weeks. Keep being super stars!
Please click the link below to visit the home learning page to see weekly activities that I will set via Seesaw or Purple Mash. I've also posted some useful links and some fun activity ideas.
Keep smiling and being fantastic
Miss Ward x
Our Summer Vehicle is...
Into the Deep!
We will be learning all about the beautiful seas and oceans of the world and about the creatures that live there. We will find out about famous explorers who used the oceans to discover new lands or creatures. We will explore the Great Barrier Reef, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world!
Our destination: We will be making an Into the Deep Exhibition to showcase everything we have learnt and all of our fantastic work!
Into the Deep Vehicle Overview
Our Previous Class Vehicle.
Year 4's Spring Term Vehicle project was all about the Tudors and was cut a little short due to the school closures as a result of COVID-19. We learnt about the Tudor reign over England, the monarchs who ruled, the Battle of Bosworth and how the rich and poor lived in Tudor times. We painted amazing Tudor style self-portraits and designed our own Tudor Jumble snacks, which unfortunately we couldn't bake.
At the beginning of our vehicle, we visited the Ancient High House in Stafford and the children wowed the staff with their knowledge of the Tudor Kings and Queens! Then in March, we visited Tutbury Castle and met Elizabeth I! The children thought she was fantastic and enjoyed exploring the castle and climbing the very tall hill!
Our vehicle outcome was a Terrific Tudors documentary which the children had started to film before the school closures. The children's enthusiasm and effort towards the vehicle and their documentary was fantastic and I am sure their documentary would have been the perfect way to showcase everything they learnt. Well done Year 4!
Reading: As Dr Seuss once said, “The more you read, the more you know, the more you learn, the more places you'll go!” It is important that children are regularly reading both in and outside of school. Please aim to read with your child at minimum of 3 times a week and please sign in their reading diary. As children in Y4 are growing in independence, they can read to themselves and record this in their reading diary, please can this still be signed by an adult. Reading diaries will be checked every Monday so please ensure they are in school on this day.
Although the Times Table Check 2020 will now not be going ahead, it is still important for children to be regularly practising their times tables to 12x12.
It is a statutory expectation that by the end of Year 4 children will fluently know their times tables to 12x12. Therefore alongside work done in school, it is important that children are also practising their times tables at home. It would be greatly appreciated if when testing your child on their times tables that they are asked in a random order (e.g. 3x4, 7x4, 10x4 etc.) to encourage children to know the times table facts quickly and fluently. In school, the approach used is to say the full number sentence (e.g. “1 times 4 is 4, 2 times 4 is 8…) so that it becomes more memorable when asked at random.
Below are links to websites offering songs and games to support your child in learning their times tables.
https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check - similar style to the national times table check.