Year 4

Update for Week beginning : 18/11/19

Our new project overview and homework is now in the related learning section of our year group page on this website.

We are now two weeks into our new topic… ‘Discovering the Old Testament’! During this topic we will be exploring some of the heroes of the Old Testament such as Joseph, Moses and David (David and Goliath). This week we have been studying the story of Joseph as a stimulus to inspire our project and English lessons.

Hooke Court – Thank you for those parents who attending the Hooke Court briefing on Thursday 7th November! Do not worry if you could not make it, as you can download the copy of the PowerPoint here: Hooke Court Year 4 Parent Meeting 07.11.19. A letter has been sent out asking for the £20 deposit, which was due before Monday 4th November, please return these as soon as possible if not done already.

English and Maths information:

In English we used Pie Corbett’s ‘Talk for Writing’ program to write our own adapted versions of the story of Joseph and the Technicolour Dream Coat.

In Maths last week, we looked at multiplication and division. The MyMaths task this week will remind children of this knowledge to consolidate their understanding. The task is ‘the distributive law’ and ‘more corresponding problems’.

We are continuing to have our weekly Friday times tables test and the children are making great progress with their tables. We cannot wait to keep awarding more bronze awards, silver and gold awards to those who have mastered their 2’s, 5’s and 10’s along with their 3’s, 4’s and 11’s and 6’s, 8’s and 9’s!  If your child would like to practise using the test generator we will use every Friday, here is the link: have stuck in their MyMaths and TTRockstars logins into their home school books on page 82. Times table rockstars can be accessed through both website and app. Please remind your children to bring in their home books everyday and this forms a pivotal part of their learning.

Other curriculum news:

The children’s newspaper articles about the ‘unidentified creature’ are still in Southbourne Library, so pop by to have a look!

General Information:

This half term our PE and Games lessons will continue to be on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please ensure all PE kits are in school on these days! It is essential that children are dressed appropriately for PE, particularly as we are now 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. We may occasionally test the children on these spellings.

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