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Year 4 Autumn Curriculum Newsletter

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Home-school books, ZPD books and reading records should be brought into school every day. It is also encouraged that your child brings their own bottle of water each day.

 

PE Kit

4PC will have PE every Monday, and 4EP and 4RT will have PE every Tuesday.

 

Homework

Personalised spellings and times tables will be set home on a Friday. Assessment will take place the following Friday.    

Multiplication tables is an on-going part of homework and will have a different focus each week. This extremely important to Year 4, due to the Multiplication Government Check. Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFs) are set for the children every fortnight on a Friday. Assessment will take place fortnightly on a Friday. Key Instant Recall Facts (KIRFS) are designed to support the development of the mental skills and key knowledge that underpin much of the maths work in schools.

 

Year 4 Multiplication Check 

All Year 4 children are expected to know their times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of the academic year. The Year 4 Times Tables Test is an annual government test to check that Year 4s in England and Wales have a good level of times tables knowledge.

Once the test has been taken in the summer, each child’s results will be known to the school and the government will have a national picture. The Year 4 Times Tables Test is an online test with 25 questions; children must answer each question within a 6 seconds time limit, so the whole test will take less than 5 minutes.

 

A great way for children to practice for the check, is to access Times tables Rock Stars 'Sound Check' area. This mimics the experience of the test and replicates the 6 second time limit. 

 

https://ttrockstars.com/                                     

This week in Science, we have been using thermometers to test the temperate of different objects and places inside and outside of the classroom!

In Design and Technology, we have been learning about different bridges and experimenting in making our own!

In Science, we have been using classification keys to help up deepen our knowledge on the different animal groups!

In Geography, we have been exploring and learning about Rivers in North America! Do you know the longest River in North America?

World Religion Week - Sikhism. We have been dancing, researching, food tasting, acting and creating crafts!

This terms 100% attendance winners!

Year 4 have two new Rock Heroes!!

This week, we have become chefs and made our own Leak and Potato Soup!

We have been inspired by Odlin Redon and the Crying Spider by using lithograph to create a piece of artwork, that shows emotions!

Today, we had an assembly on Road Safety. The children learnt lots of interesting safety facts 🚗

Year 4 have been investigating 2D and 3D shapes

In Maths, we have been converting centimetres and millimetres!

This week is anti-bulling week, to celebrate we have all come in with our odd socks on!

This week we have been using the Woodcutting technique to print, using colours for emotions!

This week, we have had lots of dragons in school and we have been trying to care for them!

Today, we had a Fire Safety talk by The Humberside Fire and Rescue Service!

This week in art we practised pencil sketching techniques to convey different emotions

Black History Month

We are celebrating Black History Month by recognising the many wonderful and inspiring women across the world. Our particular focus was Michelle Obama. We learnt of all the inspiring things she has done as First Lady and how she encouraged others to stand up and believe In themselves. What an amazing woman!

This week in PE the children experienced defending and intercepting in the lead up to a game of netball

Well done to our new School Councillors

We have been finding out about solids, liquids and gasses!

History - Researching about different Pharaohs

Science - Classifying Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish

DT evaluating existing products

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