Welcome to Year 4!
In Year 4 we have two classes - Gala and Braeburn Class.
In Braeburn class the teachers are Mrs Walsh (Monday- Tuesday) and Mrs Dyer (Wednesday-Friday) and the teaching assistants are Miss Hadrill and Mrs James.
In Gala class the teacher is Mr Jibb and the teaching assistant is Mrs Greenwood.
Coming-up In this term.
Perimeter, measure, multiplication and division
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Parents evenings: Tuesday 6th and Thursday 8th November
Year 4 class assembly: Tuesday 13th November
End of term Wednesday 19th December
Stories set in imaginary Worlds:
Children will be looking at different extracts of stories set in different imaginary Worlds. The main text the children will study is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. They will compare this to stories such as Alice in Wonderland and identify different features of the text which they can use in their writing. They will also be describing different scenes using expanded noun phrases and prepositions. During the term we will also create some poetry, a play and a comic strip based around different parts of the story.
Things to do:
Discuss different stories with the children. Can they think of any other stories with imaginary settings? Can they identify some good descriptive sentences in their reading and explain why it is good? Practice writing in third person accurately and in the past tense. Can they self-correct any mistakes made?
Children will be revising sounds for different graphemes and completing a variety of spelling activities. Children’s knowledge will be tested within these sessions not through spellings being sent home to be revised. This will also include revision of words from the statutory spelling list and a range of homophones.
Measurement: Length and Perimeter
Children learn to apply four digit numbers in a real life context by measuring in meters. They will measure the perimeter of regular shapes and calculate the perimeters of rectilinear shapes.
Multiplication and Division
Children will recall and use multiplication facts for tables up to 12x12. Learn to count in multiples of 6,7,9,25 and 1000. Use place value and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally including multiplying by 1, 0 and multiplying 3 numbers together. We will also be working on solving real live division and multiplication problems.
Things to do:
Please could you reinforce the use of different mathematical language that asks the children to use all four calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Also, referring to all the topics above in real life contexts that apply to the children.
Children will be looking at how Rome was formed and how the Romans invaded Britain. They will be learning about different Roman leaders and how the invasion of the Romans affected the Britons. They will also look at how the Romans were successful in combat.
Children will be looking at different recount texts and identifying the features used. We will be looking at the use of past and present tense and the rules that apply to adding the suffix ‘ed’. Children will be expected to identify key events for a recount and put into chronological order. There will be a focus on grammatical sense and accuracy. As a class we will be using different scenarios to write a recount of events. There will also be a linked in with our topic of The Romans and the eruptions of Mount Vesuvius.
Ask children to recount a personal event. Can they identify the key events that need to be included in the recount only? Practice speaking in the first person accurately and in the past tense. Can they self-correct any mistakes made?
Children will be revising sounds for different graphemes and completing a variety of spelling activities. Children’s knowledge will be tested within these sessions not through spellings being sent home to be revised.
Adding and Subtracting up to 5 digit numbers.
Children will be creating and working with up to 5 digit numbers. They will be expected to partition ThHTO and identify the value of digits within a number. They will also be ordering and comparing numbers based on their value and rounding numbers to the nearest 10,100 and 1000.
The children will be expected to know about negative numbers in the context of temperature. They will also be able to expected to use number lines to work out the differences between negative and positive numbers.
Counting in 1s, 10s and 100s.
Children will be expected to count on and back from any given number up to 10,000. They will also include counting in equal jumps.
Things to do:
Reinforce the use of different mathematical language that asks the children to use all four calculations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Also, referring to all the topics above in real life contexts that apply to the children.
Passport to the World: Italy
Children will be looking at a range of maps and identifying countries and continents around the world. We will be focusing on Italy and learning about geographical features and cultures, comparing these to our own.
All the children had a great time creating their own pizzas. We had some great ideas and the children even made their own pizza boxes to take them home in. Here are some of the creations the children made:
The Mile Run
The children ran a mile round the field for an inter house competition and see if they could beat their time form before. They all put in a lot of effort and we certainly discovered some real talent for long distance running.
The Digestive System
The children have enjoyed learning about the digestive system and have carried out many different investigations over the term. They especially liked creating the intestines!
All the children in Year 3 and 4 made a poppy to represent the men who fought in the First World War. Their were 123 children in the block, the same number of men who were educated at Barming Parish School, as it was known at the time, who fought during the war.