Year 4

Update for Week beginning : 20/5/19

We cannot wait for our Invention Convention on Wednesday 22nd May at 09:30am. We really hope you can make it to see the fantastic inventions from our future inventors! 

English and Maths information:

In English we are continuing to prepare for our ‘Invention Convention’ by ensuring that each group has completed portfolios and evaluations of their projects.

In Maths, we will be looking at a number of different real life problems. The MyMaths homework tasks that are related to this are ‘the distributive law’ and ‘more correspondence problems. However, we would also encourage that your child uses their ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ account to practise their times tables, along with their ‘Prodigy’ logins to practise the fundamentals of Mathematics in a highly engaging way!

Other curriculum news:

Our new project is “Reinventing the Wheel’.  We will be learning about famous inventors and inventions which helped change our world, along with designing and creating our own inventions!  This is a brand new project and the idea came entirely from the children, hence we are ‘Reinventing the Wheel’!

You can find a copy of the curriculum overview in the ‘Related Learning’ section of the Year 4 page.  Furthermore, our new homework grid is also in this section.  The deadline for homework is Friday 17th May.

General Information:

This half term our indoor PE will be on a Tuesday afternoon and our Games session will be on a Wednesday afternoon at Kings Park. Please ensure all PE kits are in school on these days! Rome class will be swimming on a Thursday afternoon so please bring swimming kits.

Every Friday the children will be completing a spelling and times tables test on Times Tables Rockstars.  They have the opportunity to earn certificates for their times tables results.  Following on from parent feedback, the children will be expected to write their results in their diary and share the progress with you at home!  They will also write down any words they found tricky in the test.  Thank you for the support in practising these at home.

The spellings that we are now focusing on can be found in your child’s home school diary on page 57. These are the statutory spellings for Year 3 & 4.

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  25th February 2019

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  1st February 2019

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