Recommended tasks to support learning in Year 4
Use the code: UKTWINKLHELPS
To access all free Twinkl material mentioned below.
Twinkl have created a free home learning pack for each year group. The Year 4 booklet can be accessed here:
· They could also redesign a book cover for their favourite book or turn the book into a play script.
· If you could travel around the world like Michael in Kensuke’s Kingdom, which countries and places would you visit and why?
· Can you write a ship log for your journey around the world in a similar style to those that we looked at.
· Illustrate your log with animals and places that you have visited.
· Times Tables Rockstars https://ttrockstars.com/
· Scratch computing game – can you create a game where Michael has to escape Kensuke’s island. https://scratch.mit.edu/ (We recommend parents set up a login and password for their child and oversee accessed material).
· Create a factfile about a country in South America
· Create a tourist brochure about a country in North America.
· Go into your garden and document the wildlife that you find. Can you research them and create an information booklet? Can you include rubbings or observational drawings in your booklet?
· Can you create a venn diagram to organise electrical items in your house according to how they are powered? E.g. heat/sound/movement/light or battery/plug.
· With Easter coming up, can you research how different religions celebrate different important events in their calendar. E.g. Christians may go to church to celebrate Easter, Muslims celebrate Eid etc
· Create a collage to show something that you have done at home over the break.
· Can you create a photo blog or vlog to show you have helped prepare a hot dish with an adult? Can you use your chopping and cutting skills that we have looked at in DT.
· Come up with 3 questions that you would like to learn about the Anglo-Saxons next term?
· Come up with 3 questions that you would like to learn about States of Matter (solids, liquids and gases) next term?
· Come up with 3 questions that you would like to learn about living things in their habitat next term?
· Use cosmic kids yoga to practise your mindfulness and relaxation https://www.cosmickids.com/
· Use Joe Wicks’ free workout video for kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rN0h6EZd6TM
· Set up and obstacle course in your garden (if you have space) and create a circuit of activities.
In addition, please see suggested mindfulness ideas sent to all parents on Tuesday 17th March 2020.
Year 4 is made up of 3 classes and we are located in the Cathedral End of the school.
Miss H Meiners
Mrs L Howard
Mrs K Bridge
Mrs R Ingles
Ms D Healy (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)
Mrs D Madden (Thursday and Friday)
Mrs L Moore
Mrs K Moore (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday)
Mrs J Rayward (Thursday)
We have an open door policy and are always happy to meet with you. A face to face discussion is usually preferable after school - except on a Wednesday when we have a staff meeting. However, we appreciate this may not be convenient for everyone, so feel free to contact us using the following options, should the need arise:
Emails will not be responded to after 5pm. Since we have a 48 hour email response time, this is not always the most efficient means of communication. However, if necessary our email addresses are as follows:
Ms Wilce, Phase leader - email@example.com
Mrs Ingles, Berners-Lee - firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Meiners, Archimedes - email@example.com
Mrs Moore, Hubble - LMiller@discovery.kent.sch.uk
Our Topic in terms 1 and 2 is 'Raging Romans'.
English: key text - Escape From Pompeii story writing. English objectives and SPAG will also be covered across the breadth of the curriculum.
Mathematics: Multiplication table tests, number skills, place value, calculations for addition and subtraction (written and mental methods), length.
Our Topic in terms 3 and 4 is 'Around the World'.
English: key text - Kensuke's Kingdom.
Mathematics: Multiplication, Division, Area, Shape, Fractions, Place Value, Decimals and Time.
Our Topic in terms 5 and 6 is 'The Anglo-Saxons'.
English: key text - Beowulf.
Mathematics: Statistics, Money, Position and Direction, Time, Fractions, Decimals, Multiplication and Division.
Please note, all Year 4 classes will have outdoor PE on a Thursday. Archimedes have indoor PE on a Tuesday, Berners-Lee and Hubble indoor PE on a Wednesday.
Please be aware that timetables are subject to change depending upon circumstances.
A list of the spellings we will be covering this term can be found below. Each week your child will be expected to learn their spellings for a test. Archimedes, Hubble and Berners-Lee will be tested on the spellings each week. All children will have a week to learn their spellings. You can also find a copy of the spellings for the term in your child's reading record.
Some activities you may wish to use with child to help them learn their spellings are:
Primary-school children in Year 4 are expected to know all their times tables up to 12 x 12 under the current National Curriculum. To prepare them for this we will be providing pupils with the opportunity to practice their times tables knowledge using the following FREE link:
As explained, during our meet the teacher evening, each week your child should be practising their times tables. They will be completing a speed grid in school each week, where they have 6 minutes to answer as many times table questions as they can. This will then be marked and the class teacher will identify a times table for your child to learn each week - please find this information in your child's reading record. The speed grids are differentiated to cater for all abilities. Examples of the speed grids to be completed can be found below.
Activities to help you and your child:
After completing the speed grid, your child will move onto a differentiated Mental Maths paper each week .
Please click here to access the whole school provision map outlining all the interventions taking place in the school. If you have questions about any of the provision that is taking place for your child, please ask your child's class teacher.