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Kings Hill School Primary & Nursery

Inspired to believe, Inspired to achieve

Year Four

 

 Welcome to Koala Class!

Our teacher is Mr Gosling s.gosling@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk. Our teaching assistants are Mrs Corbishley, Mrs Garner and Mrs Hennessy

 

Welcome to Kangaroo Class!

Our teacher is Miss Weller m.weller@kings-hill.kent.sch.uk . Our teaching assistant is Mr Lovering, Mrs Denby-Jones and Mrs Card. 

 

Summer Term 2022

 Welcome back to Year 4. We hope you had a lovely break and we are looking forward to a hard-working and fun term with you all. 

Below is an outline of the learning that will take place this term.

English Key Text: The Firework-Maker's Daughter

Focus: To include new vocabulary learnt in our writing to add greater detail and organise our ideas in to themes. To use a range of punctuation with increasing accuracy and evaluate and edit work. 

Mathematics: To write, order, round and compare decimals. To use formal written methods when adding and subtracting, multiplying and dividing. 

Science: Electricity. To construct dimple series circuits identifying and naming its components.  

Geography: Case Study: Comparing Kings Hill to Lewisham. To be able to recognise human and physical features on a map and use maps to gather information about an area. 

Music: To strum open string patterns rhythmically and n the beat using a Ukuele. to play the chords c, F and G7. 

Computing: Programming. To use an efficient procedure to simplify a program and use a sensor to detect a change which can select an action in a program. 

PSHE: Relationships

RE: To understand significant moments within different religions including baptism, marking becoming an adult and marriage. 

PE: Tennis and Athletics. To learn the correct body position for forehand and backhand shoots. To perform volley shots. To improve ability to run at speed and develop tactics to jump as high as you can.   

French: To describe wild animals and know that the gender of nouns can change the spelling of adjectives. To know how to use a bi-lingual dictionary. 

 For more information on our remote learning offer for those of you learning from home, please click here

 Click here to see the reading, writing and maths expectations for Year 4

Curriculum Maps

Term 1 Curriculum Map

Term 2 Curriculum Map

Term 3 Curriculum Map

Term 4 Curriculum Map

Term 5 Curriculum Map

Term 6 Curriculum Map

Class Timetable

Koala Class Timetable

Homework in Year 4

 Daily Reading

We encourage all children to read at home daily and a note to be written in their reading journal. If the school book has been completed then please read and share any other books/comics you have at home. These can also be recorded in the reading journal and can count towards the number of daily reads. 

Spellings

Spelling will be sent home on a Friday and will tested the following Friday

 SPaG.com

SPaG activities will be set on Fridays and will need to be completed by the following Friday.

 Maths arithmetic

Arithmetic questions will be set on Fridays and will need to be handed in on the following Wednesday. 

TT Rockstars

We suggest working on TT Rockstars for 15 minutes a week; however you can do more should you wish. Specific timestables will be set for your child and this programme aims to increase the fluency of these. This is an online maths game that can be accessed on tablet, ipads and desktops

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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