Year 4

Update for Week beginning : 27/01/20


Our new project is ‘Our Precious Planet’. You can find the project overview and homework associated with this project in the ‘Related Learning’ section. The children will have also received a print out of this on Friday 17th January 2020.

Every Thursday Rome class are continuing to go swimming every Thursday afternoon.  This is a list of swimming dates:

January:                         9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th.
February:                       6th, 13th (not 20th) and 27th.
March:                           (Not 5th) 12th, 19th and 26th.
Please ensure children from Rome bring swimming kit on these days.

Hooke Court –  Hooke Court Year 4 Parent Meeting 07.11.19.

English and Maths information:

In Maths last week we continued to learn about fractions; the MyMaths associated with this that has been set is; ‘Comparing Fractions’ or ‘Fraction Calculations’. Please pick one of the two homework’s to complete.

We are continuing to have our weekly Friday times tables test and the children are making amazing progress with their tables. We love that we are awarding more and 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, 11’s and 6’s, 8’s and 9’s and their 7’s and 12’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 updates:

Our new project is called ‘Our Precious Planet’.  In this, we will be educating the children in current world issues such as the crisis in Australia, deforestation and the how palm oil is sourced.  We will also be looking at biomes, climates and animals in their natural habitats.

General Information:

This half term our PE and Games lessons will continue to be on Mondays. As this term we have swimming for Rome and Golf for Madrid, our P.E. will now be on a Thursday. 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.

All aboard the Zumba Express!

  21st January 2020

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A Brilliant Bushtucker Trial!

  13th January 2020

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The Synagogue Experience

  19th December 2019

Year 4’s Very Own Productions

  11th December 2019

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Year 4 Be Prepared Day!

  25th October 2019

Well, what a day we had! The second the children came bursting through the door in their awesome explorer outfits we knew we...

Disaster Day!

  19th October 2019

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