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Welcome to Year 4!

Term 3

 

Happy new year! I hope that you all have had a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for all my cards and gifts, you are very generous.

 

I was rather proud of year 4 during the Christmas performance. I think it if fair to say the Annunciation was beautifully retold and would go so far to say that year 4 were the best in the whole school!

 

Please feel free to come see me if you have any questions about this term, my door is always open.

 

In Literacy we are going to continue with our ‘BFG’ work – the children have taken in so much, that I feel it would be a shame to prematurely finish the text without exploring the key features of play scripts, adapting chapters of the story and performing them in front of the class. When we do complete ‘The BFG’, we will move onto ‘Windows’ by Jeannie Baker. The story is told from the same window over a period of time and does not contain any words.

 

We will continue to have spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG) lessons and reading comprehension lessons. Each week on a Friday, the children will have a spelling test, these spellings will be set as part of the children’s homework.

 

In Maths, a huge focus throughout Year 4 will be on the children quickly recalling multiplication facts up to 12x12 and we will be having weekly times tables tests every Friday in order for the children to fully focus on learning and recalling these facts that unlock so much of maths.

 

The topics that we will be covering in maths this term are: Money to solve problems including coins and notes, using the inverse up to 4 digits, 2D shape, time and measures.

 

PE

We have finished swimming for the year and we will be back to two weekly sessions of PE, every Monday and Wednesday. This term we will be looking at hockey and gymnastics. Please can PE kits be in for these sessions!

 

 

Important dates for your diary:

RE celebration: Thursday 14th February 2019

DT day: TBC

Last day of term 3: Friday 15th February 2019

Start of term 4: Monday 25th February 2019

 

Mr Todd

Anti-Bullying Week 2018

 

In year 4 this week, we have been approaching the important topic of anti-bullying through a variety of tasks.

 

Each child has worked hard to raise awareness by making friendship fans, creating anti-bullying posters and by creating a recipe for a good friend.

 

The children have shown great respect and knowledge in this topic which was demonstrated through an anti-bullying reading comprehension.

 

Our work can be seen displayed in our classroom.

 

Perimeter

 

This week in our Maths lessons we have been focusing on finding the perimeter of rectilinear shapes.

 

We concluded this by helping Zorb, my shape-shifting alien pet.

 

Here's the problem:

I have a shape shifting 2D onesie for Zorb to wear. The material will bend to any shape but is made for a pet with skin that measures 220cm from one point all the way back around.

 

Can you shape shift Zorb so that he fits perfectly into his onesie?

 

The children thoroughly enjoyed tackling this problem and were able to apply their knowledge of perimeter to help Zorb with his onesie.

 

 

Term 2

 

I hope that you have had an enjoyable and rewarding half term. All of the children made a brilliant start to Year 4 and I hope this can continue into this term. Thank you to all those parents who came to watch our RE celebration. It was a pleasure to meet all of you at our parents’ evenings at the end of last term.

 

In Literacy we will use ‘The BFG’ by Roald Dahl as our stimuli, focusing on play scripts and script writing. We will explore the features of play scripts and will adapt chapters of the story into our own play script with an aim to perform them in front of the class. We will also be having weekly spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPAG) lessons and reading comprehension lessons. Each week on a Friday, the children will have a spelling test, these spellings will be set as part of the children’s homework.

 

 

A huge big focus throughout Year 4 will be on the children quickly recalling multiplication facts up to 12x12 and we will be having weekly times tables tests every Friday in order for the children to fully focus on learning and recalling these facts that unlock so much of maths.

 

The topics that we will be covering in maths this term are: Perimeter, Multiplication and division to solve problems including remainders, using partitioning to double/halve numbers including decimals, acute, obtuse and right angles, 2D symmetry, shape problems, statistics and hopefully time.

 

Homework will be given out on a Monday and collected on a Friday. This will consist of spellings, reading, times tables and most of the time either a Maths or English task. Homework will be set every week.

 

Important dates for your diary:

Anti-bullying week:WB 12th November

DT day: Friday 7th December

Last day of term 2: Tuesday 18th December

Start of term 3: Thursday 3rd January 2019

 

Mr Todd

DT Day

 

This DT Day we looked at the topic of textiles using the style 'Batik'. Batik is a technique of wax-resist dyeing applied to whole cloth, or cloth made using this technique originated from Malaysia. Batik is made either by drawing dots and lines of the resist with a spouted tool called a canting, or by printing the resist with a copper stamp called a cap. The applied wax resists dyes and therefore allows the artisan to colour selectively by soaking the cloth in one colour, removing the wax with boiling water, and repeating if multiple colours are desired.

 

We had great fun designing, making and evaluating this process.

 

 

Term 1

 

I hope that you have had a lovely, relaxing summer and welcome back to school and to Year 4.

 

It was wonderful to meet the children at the end of last term and I am really looking forward to this academic year.

 

Year 4 is a time where children start to flourish and I look forward to being on this journey with them, working in partnership with you.

 

In literacy, our book this term is Cloudbusting by Malorie Blackman. The children are going to be producing some fantastic writing linked with the text.

 

Image result for cloudbusting

 

In Maths we are going to be covering the following topics:

 

  • Place value: read, order write and compare numbers 1000+.
  • Add & subtract 4 digit numbers & decimals.
  • Use decimal fractions to solve problems.
  • Solve problems involving length – cm, m, km & convert between them.
  • Perimeter.

 

Homework will be given out on a Monday and collected on a Friday. This will consist of spellings, reading, times tables and most of the time either a Maths or English task. Homework will be set every week.

 

Important dates for your diary:

Meet the teacher: Thursday 13th September 3:10pm.

DT day: Friday 5th October

RE celebration: Wednesday 10th October 2:45pm

Parent consultation: Wednesday 17th October 4:00-7:00pm

                        Thursday 18th October 3:20-6:00pm

Last Day of term 1: Friday 19th October

Start of Term 2: Tuesday 30th October

 

Mr Todd

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