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 Welcome to Year 4

 

Mr Burton - Miss Swain - Mr Thomas

Mrs Rigby - Ms Malik - Mrs Parker

 

We have set up a 'Padlet' - an online space where you can share your thoughts/ideas, images, links and videos. Let us know what you're up to. We'd love to hear from you. smiley

Just copy and paste this link into your browser:

https://padlet.com/dburton32/bqubmic2shd0

 

Also, please check our school Twitter feed for even more online activities for home learning.

 

Important Update:

 

Dear Parents/Carers,

 

We hope you are all well and keeping safe. As most of you will be at home for the foreseeable future and the situation is subject to change at any time, we have organised resources for children to work on from home so that they may continue their learning. Please keep any work in a folder which we can share when we are all back in school as normal. Scroll to the bottom of this page for access to the documents.

 

If your child is still in school, please do not begin these activities as we will be starting them in lessons.

 

If you are at home: waking up at a sensible time, getting dressed, having breakfast and taking regular breaks will help with home learning. Try to set yourself a timetable for the day, and know when it is a good time to finish school work. Keep active, keep motivated and keep positive!

 

If there are any problems or questions, please email us and we will try to get back to you when possible, but please understand that this may not be immediate.

 

h.swain@st-petersce.bham.sch.uk

d.burton@st-petersce.bham.sch.uk

 

Manga High school code: 67594

Abacus school code: hqx9

 

Please use the above websites (and Times Tables Rockstars) regularly to access maths games linked to our year group objectives.

 


Topics

 Autumn Term - Pharaohs - Subject focus: History/Geography


 Spring Term - I am Warrior (Romans) & Burps, Bottoms and Bile - Subject focus: History/Science 


Summer Term  - Road Trip USA & Potions - Subject focus: Geography/Science 

 


English

Class text - Spring Term

Journey to Jo'burg by Beverley Naidoo

 

A wonderful book that generated so much interest and discussion - the pupils produced some excellent writing based on this text. We also covered SPaG (Spelling, punctuation and grammar) and reading objectives as part of this unit of work. Unfortunately, we never got to finish reading it in class. If you could possibly find a way to do so - time well spent smiley

 

 

Class text - Summer Term 1

'The Lost Happy Endings' by Carol Ann Duffy and Jane Ray

Reading

Making predictions

Summarising

Identify themes and conventions

Author’s vocabulary choices

Grammar

Direct speech

Sentence structure

Vocabulary

Adverbials for cohesion

Writing

Newspaper report

Narrative (‘twisted’ traditional tale)

 

Mathematics

 

In Year 4, we continue to use the White Rose Maths strategy to develop children's mathematical understanding. The Spring term units of work focused on multiplication/division, area, fractions/decimals.

 

Summer term: 

Decimals - continued

Measurement: Money/Time

Statistics: Bar charts, pictograms, tables and time graphs

Geometry: Properties of Shape

Geometry: Position and Direction

 

(Please see our Maths Curriculum Page for more information on the Year 4 Programme of Study)

It is so important that the pupils have a thorough knowledge of their times tables - aiming for instant recall of the facts. TT Rockstars is just one of the many online resources available.


 

Science: Summer Term

Potions

 

Grouping materials together according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases.

Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled.

Identify the part played by evaporation in the water cycle - recap on work in Year 3.

 

Geography

 

Locate USA and the surrounding countries on a world map.

Find out the names of all 50 states and identify on a map.

'Visit' New York City - where to visit, things to see, where to eat etc.  

Discuss famous physical features (Rocky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Mississippi River etc.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

This is a great book for children to help them understand what is happening around them at this time.

This is a great book for children to help them understand what is happening around them at this time. 1

Try reading online with EPIC.  You will be able to choose from fiction, non fiction, audio books and videos.  This is free until at least 30.06.2020

 

On a laptop/desktop/Chromebook 

Log in to https://www.getepic.com/students 

Log in with the class code: sjv1325
Select your name from the list and start reading. 

 

On iOS/Android

Download the EPIC app

Select "Have an account? Log in"

Students & Educators

Log in with class code sjv1325

select your name from the list

 

If you have any problems logging in, or you cannot see your child's name on the list, email Mrs Rigby

 

Update!  It seems that some people are having difficulties logging in depending on the device being used.  If in doubt, click on my name to send an email and put 'Invite me'  as the subject.  I will then send you an email that can be used for access.

 

To find books suitable for your child's age, click in the search bar and search for a subject/title, then use the first tab on the left, 'AGE' underneath 'ALL' to filter results for the age you are looking for.

 

I hope this helps,

Mrs R x

 

 
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