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Welcome to Year 4 Spring Term!
Year 4 is bursting with exciting and inspiring learning activities in all subjects throughout the year. The class teachers, Miss Mulholland (4M) and Miss Harrison (4H), encourage children to display a growth mindset when facing challenges and to try their very best in all areas of school. The devoted, enthusiastic teaching assistants are Mrs Marshall, Mrs Lay and Mr Yost.
This term in Literacy we will explore the novel Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley. We will be writing some detailed recounts, discussion texts and reports during our Big Write.
This term in Numeracy we will be focusing on shape and their properties, reading scales and unit of measure, as well as securing our four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will work on solving one and two step problems involving these operations numbers. It's important that all children know their times tables, up to 12 times tables, by the end of year four.
Homework in Year 4:
Numeracy: MyMaths (online homework) given on Monday and needs to be completed by Wednesday.
Literacy: Given on Wednesday and needs to be handed in on Friday.
Weekend Homework (Science, RE or Topic): Given on Friday and needs to be handed in on the following Monday.
Spellings: Spellings are given to the children every Monday and tested every Friday. Children must also complete spelling worksheet by Friday.
Times tables: You will also be tested on your times tables every Wednesday.
Daily Reading: The children are also asked to read daily and make an entry into their reading records.
(Further details about how to help your child can be found on the Home Learning page of the website
Year 4 after school clubs
Monday: Computing club and choir
Friday: Football and drama
All clubs run from 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Year 4 Computing
This term the focus of computing is on coding. Using an online software tool called Discovery Education we will learn to create code using block coding. Learning to code is not just about learning to write code. Children enrich their learning and develop many essential life skills through computational thinking. Coding provides pupils with powerful challenges to solve yet many won’t be successful the first time so it helps them to develop resilience and the understanding that it doesn’t matter if they get it wrong, have another go.
During the process of coding, pupils will need to develop the following skills: problem solving, reasoning, questioning, evaluating and predicting outcomes as well as debugging.
At the end of our Autumn term we display our learning below. With super effort we have learned many new skills. We applied all those skills to assemble a multimedia poster. Next term we will apply those skills in a further project to support our learning.
Computing club used the hour of code website today to code dance moves. If you would like to try this at home the link is shown here.
Today the computer club created art using a very exciting app called Thisissand. Look below to see the outcome. We should be proud of the beautiful work we created.
Ici on Parle Français!
Year 4 made a super start to their French learning today. Our focus was on speaking and revision of key phrases. We reminded ourselves of the j and r sound in French and learned a clever way of extending a chat by using the words "et tu?" (and you) to return a question to another speaker.