Welcome to Koala Class!
Our teacher is Mrs Andrews email@example.com. Our teaching assistant is Mrs Furness.
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Our teacher is Miss Jordan firstname.lastname@example.org. Our teaching assistants are Mr Lovering and Mrs Gunn.
Autumn Term 2020
Welcome back Year 4! It is great to have you all back at school and we can't wait to start delving into our new learning!
We understand that you have not been back in school for a long time and it is important that you have the time and space to talk about your experiences whilst the school was closed and to re-connect with your friends and teachers.
We are having extra time during the week to focus on your well-being and how you are feeling as well as additional PE activities during the week to have fun and develop our team building skills.
Year 4 will begin the year exploring the text ‘Journey’. They will be encouraged to use the images to develop their inference and prediction skills. The children will have the opportunity to ask questions about the text and to record their thoughts in a variety of ways. During Term 1 we will also be enjoying the adventures of Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest. Pupils will be recounting the legend and have the opportunity to create their own embellishments. We will be concentrating on description and ways of making our writing more exciting through the use of adverbs and adjectives as well as extending our sentences through the use of conjunctions. This will culminate in an emersion into the life of an outlaw during our ‘Outdoor Day’ towards the end of Term 1. The story provides numerous opportunities for role play activities and character exploration. Term 2 opens a portal to a fantasy world through our class text Matilda. Pupils will be using this as a stimulus to produce a wide range of writing incorporating pronouns and fronted adverbials.
Spelling tests will be on Friday mornings, following a structure of spelling rules and high frequency words.
We will start by securing the children’s knowledge of place value of numbers up to 1,000 using mathematical manipulatives to assist their understanding. Once the children are ready, we will then introduce partitioning 4 digit numbers and how we can represent the value of each digit. The children will also be learning to count in 25s and 1,000s as well as finding 1, 10, 100 and 1000 more or less than a given number. This term the children will continue to compare numbers, considering which is greater or less and why. The children will also begin to recognise some negative numbers and Roman Numerals (to 100). We will be continuing to secure the children’s ability to add and subtract 3-digit and 4-digit numbers and we will encourage the children to estimate and check their answers using appropriate strategies. There will also be measurement work, notably length and perimeter. Pupils will continue to develop fluency, apply reasoning skills and challenge themselves with problem solving tasks based on each area of study.
There will be a large focus on Times tables throughout the year. A chosen times table will be looked at in maths lessons weekly with homework set on TT Rockstars. Children will be tested on the chosen times table every Friday and their results will be sent home.
For more information on the others subjects your child will be learning this term then please see the curriculum map and curriculum newsletter below.
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Weekly Learning Letters
English in Year Four
Reading in Year Four
During Year 4, children will apply a growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes to understand the meaning of new words. They will listen to a discuss a wide range of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and reference books and use a dictionary to check the meaning of words. Children will draw inferences such as inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions and justify their inferences with evidence.
By the end of Year 4, children should be able to real aloud a wider range of poetry and books written at an age-appropriate interest level with accuracy and at a reasonable speaking pace. They would of developed strategies to choose and read a wider range of books including authors that they may not have previously chosen.
In non-fiction, the children know what information to look for before beginning and is clear about the task. the children can use contents and indexes to locate relevant information.
Writing and SPaG in Year Four
During year 4, the children will develop their use of paragraphs and in narrative, create settings , characters and plot. They will be able to write from memory simple sentences, dictated by the teacher, that include words and punctuation taught. They will use standard English forms for verb inflections instead of local spoken forms and be able to use fronted adverbials. Children will be able to choose an appropriate pronoun or noun within and across sentences to aid cohesion and avoid repetition and use inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech.
Maths in Year Four
During year 4, the children will develop their understanding of place value through counting in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1,000. They will be able to count backwards through zero to include negative numbers. They will order and compare numbers beyond 1,000 and round numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000. They will continue to solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in context, deciding on which operations to use and explain why. Children will be expected to know all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12.
When working with fractions, the children will be able to recognise and show families of common equivalent fractions and count up and down in hundredths. They will round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number and solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions to two decimal places. In measure, children will develop their understanding of converting between different units e.g. kilometre to metre; hour to minute.
In shape work, children ail compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes. they will identify lines of symmetry in two dimensional shapes presented in different orientations. They will specific points and draw sides to complete a given polygon.
Children will solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs.
Have a look at what we have been learning in Year Four!