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Welcome to Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Staff

The teachers in Year 4 are Miss Ackerley, Miss Madigan and Miss Kwakye.

The teaching assistants are Mrs Mole, Mrs Bell and Miss Kingsland.

 

Topic

We teach the subject areas through a topic based curriculum. The topic for Term 4 is Misty Mountain Sierra.

Topic Web: Topic Web Year 4 Term 4

Curriculum Letter: Curriculum Letter Year 4 Term 4

Long Term Plan for the year 2018-2019: Long Term Plan Year 4

 

English

In Term 4 we are reading King of the Cloud Forest. From this we will be writing a narrative and we will be studying some poetry.

The information below provides details about the areas of learning that you child will cover whilst in Year 4. Children are expected to meet these requirements by the end of Year 4. These are based on the guidance from the National Curriculum (September 2014).

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335186/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_English_220714.pdf

 

GPAS

The National Curriculum 2014 has highlighted the importance of teaching children explicit knowledge of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. Building this knowledge is best achieved through a focus on grammar within the teaching of reading, writing and speaking. Once pupils are familiar with a concept they will be encouraged to use this in their speech and writing.

The table below shows the GPaS concepts introduced in Year 4:

Word The grammatical difference between plural and possessive –s

Standard English forms for verb inflections instead of local spoken forms [for example, we were instead of we was, or I did instead of I done]

Sentence Noun phrases expanded by the addition of modifying adjectives, nouns and preposition phrases (e.g. the teacher expanded to: the strict maths teacher with curly hair)

Fronted adverbials [for example, Later that day, I heard the bad news.]

Text Use of paragraphs to organise ideas around a theme

Appropriate choice of pronoun or noun within and across sentences to aid cohesion and avoid repetition

Punctuation Use of inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech [for example, a comma after the reporting clause; end punctuation within inverted commas: The conductor shouted, “Sit down!”]

Apostrophes to mark plural possession [for example, the girl’s name, the girls’ names]

Use of commas after fronted adverbials

Terminology for pupils determiner

pronoun, possessive pronoun

adverbial

Spelling

Spelling in Year 4 is taken from the National Curriculum 2014. The table below lists the statutory requirements for Years 3-4.

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Useful sites for spelling:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

https://gb.education.com/games/spelling/

Maths

In Term 4 we will be developing our knowledge of fractions. We will find fractions of number and shape. We will also be finding decimal equivalents.

The information below provides details about the areas of learning that your child will cover in Year 4. Children are expected to meet these requirements by the end of Year 4. These are based on the guidance by the National Curriculum 2014.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335158/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Mathematics_220714.pdf

 

Homework

Children are provided with a home reading book at their level. They are expected to read this daily. Please write in your child’s contact book when they have finished reading their book so that the teacher knows to change it. Your child will receive weekly English and Maths homework. This could be based on the learning that they have completed that week in class, but could also be spelling, times tables and number bonds. It is sent home on a Thursday and needs to be returned the following Tuesday. Your child will also receive a long term piece of homework based on their topic.

Term 4 Long Term Homework: Choose one of the world’s highest mountains and create a presentation about it to show your class. Please return to school by Friday 29th March.

 

Useful sites

TopMarks – English and Maths games online http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

SumDog (school provided logins) https://www.sumdog.com

BBC Bitesize learning http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/

Crickweb Educational games http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Key-Stage-2.