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Year 4

Update for Week beginning : 23/9/19

Thank you for all the replies we have received already regarding our school sleepover extravaganza – what a night it will be!  Also, a huge thank you to those who have volunteered to help out in the evening.  Just a reminder that there will be a parent briefing on Thursday 10th October straight after school in Rome classroom.

English and Maths information:

Be prepared for something exciting on Monday – we hope the children will be ready!  Following on from this, the children will tell the whole world all about it through writing newspaper articles.

In Maths, we will again continue to reintroduce place value. The MyMaths task that will consolidate the learning from this week is ‘Rounding to the nearest 10 and 100’.

We also had our first go at our times tables tests this week and were delighted with how confident the children already are with their tables.  If your child would like to practise using the test generator we will use every Friday, here is the link: https://www.timestables.co.uk/speed-test/  Also, today the children stuck in their MyMaths and TTRockstars logins into their home school books on page 82.

Other curriculum news:

After a wonderful two weeks of learning through our whole school project St. James’ Saves the World we now enter into our new project, Be Prepared!

General Information:

This half term our PE and Games lessons will be on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure all PE kits are in school on these days! It is essential that children are dressed appropriately for PE, particularly in the cold winter months.

At the end of the year, all Year Four children across the country will complete a statutory multiplication test. Every Friday, our children will be undertaking a times tables test on Times Tables Rockstars where they have the opportunity to earn certificates for their times tables progress.  It is vital that your children are practising their tables at home, with Times Tables Rockstars being an amazing resource available to support this.

The spellings that we are now focusing on can be found in your child’s home school diary that will be sent out this week. These are the statutory spellings for Year  4.

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Boogying About!

  28th June 2019

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  6th June 2019

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Invention Convention

  4th June 2019

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Real life order forms!

  21st May 2019

We are just loving our new project in Year 4, ‘Reinventing the Wheel’! It has been brilliant that so much of the learning...