Welcome to Year 4

Home Learning Gallery

Here are a collection of pictures sent in from our Year 4 pupils of the work they have been producing at home.  You have all been working really hard, we are very proud of you all!

Hubble's Home Learning Gallery:

Berners-Lee's Home Learning Gallery:

Archimedes' Home Learning Gallery:

Year 4 Home Learning Grids

Below we have created guidance to support Year 4 ‘home learning’.  We are aware that children may not always be able to access a computer or tablet device and feel very strongly that learning should not all be screen based.  As such, we recommend - where possible - a balance of screen-based and screen-free activities for each subject.  Suggestions for these activities will be emailed to you each week; there will be a separate grid for ‘screen-based’ and alternative ‘screen-free’ learning.  You can access the weekly grids in the section below.


Resources to support home learning for the week beginning 13th July

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Y4 Home Learning Grid 13th July
Y4 Home Learning Grid 13th July.docx
Microsoft Word Document 85.2 KB
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Monday Maths PowerPoint - Pounds and Pence
Monday Maths PowerPoint - Pounds and Pen
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 5.1 MB
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Monday Maths Answers - Pounds and Pence
Monday Maths Answers - Pounds and Pence.
Adobe Acrobat Document 228.4 KB
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Tuesday Questions - Ordering Money
Tuesday Questions - Ordering Money.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 191.9 KB
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Wednesday Powerpoint - Estimating Money
Wednesday Powerpoint - Estimating Money.
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 8.4 MB
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Wednesday Answers - Estimating Money
Wednesday Answers - Estimating Money.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 66.6 KB
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Alien Landing PowerPoint
Alien LandingPowerPoint.ppt
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 1.6 MB
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Year 4 Screen Free Home Learning Grid
Year 4 Screen Free Home Learning Grid.do
Microsoft Word Document 2.6 MB
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Monday Questions Pounds and Pence
Monday Questions Pounds and Pence.docx
Microsoft Word Document 420.5 KB
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Tuesday PowerPoint - Ordering Money
Tuesday PowerPoint - Ordering Money.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 5.3 MB
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Tuesday Answers - Ordering Money
Tuesday Answers - Ordering Money.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 50.0 KB
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Wednesday Questions - Estimating Money
Wednesday Questions - Estimating Money.p
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Year 4 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 6
Year 4 English Grammar and Punctuation T
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Resources to support home learning for the week beginning 6th July

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Y4 Home Learning Grid 6th July
Y4 Home Learning Grid 6th July.docx
Microsoft Word Document 1.2 MB
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Monday Planning a Poem
Monday Planning a Poem.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 3.3 MB
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Foreign Lands Poem
Foreign Lands Poem.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB
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Foreign Lands Marking Scheme
Foreign Lands Marking Scheme.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 360.5 KB
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Descriptive Language
Descriptive Language.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 2.3 MB
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Monday Questions - Add 2 or More Fractions
Monday Questions - Add 2 or More Fractio
Adobe Acrobat Document 213.6 KB
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Tuesday - Subtract 2 fractions
Tuesday - Subtract 2 fractions.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 5.4 MB
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Tuesday Answers Subtract 2 fractions
Tuesday Answers Subtract 2 fractions.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 102.2 KB
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Thursday Questions - Fractions of Quantities
Thursday Questions - Fractions of Quanti
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Lockdown Time Capsule Activity Booklet
Lockdown Time Capsule Activity Booklet.p
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Summer term 1 week 3 Science club
Summer term 1 week 3 Science club.pdf
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What a Gas!
What a Gas!.pdf
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Year 4 Screen Free Home Learning Grid 1
Year 4 Screen Free Home Learning Grid 1.
Microsoft Word Document 3.3 MB
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Writing a poem
Writing a poem.pptx
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 2.3 MB
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Foreign Lands Poem Question
Foreign Lands Poem Question.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.0 MB
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Year 4 English Grammar and Punctuation Test 2
Year 4 English Grammar and Punctuation T
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Monday PowerPoint - Add 2 or More Fractions
Monday PowerPoint - Add 2 or More Fracti
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 7.2 MB
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Monday Answers - Add 2 or More Fractions
Monday Answers - Add 2 or More Fractions
Adobe Acrobat Document 86.1 KB
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Tuesday Questions Subtract 2 fractions
Tuesday Questions Subtract 2 fractions.p
Adobe Acrobat Document 159.6 KB
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Thursday PowerPoint - Fractions of Quantities
Thursday PowerPoint - Fractions of Quant
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 13.1 MB
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Thursday Answers - Fractions of Quantities
Thursday Answers - Fractions of Quantiti
Adobe Acrobat Document 86.1 KB
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Self-portrait
Self-portrait.ppt
Microsoft Power Point Presentation 8.6 MB
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summer-term-2-week-1-science-club
summer-term-2-week-1-science-club.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.4 MB



English Home Learning Resources

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Kensuke's Kingdom Reading Comprehension
Kensuke's Kingdom.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 2.2 MB
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Suggested Reads for Home Learning
Suggested Reads for Home Learning.pdf
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Maths Home Learning Resources

Access the week's lessons using this link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/

 


Welcome to Year 4 at The Discovery School!

Year 4 is made up of 3 classes and we are located in the Cathedral End of the school.

 

Archimedes

Miss H Meiners

 

Mrs L Howard

 

Mrs K Bridge

 

 

 

Berners-Lee

Mrs R Ingles

 

Ms D Healy (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

 

Mrs D Madden (Thursday and Friday)

 

 

Hubble

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:

  • Telephone 01732 847 000 – ask for a call back and the class teacher will aim to return your call the same day.
  • Email the office if there is a change with pick up arrangements, appointments, absences etc - office@discovery.kent.sch.uk

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 - jwilce@discovery.kent.sch.uk

 

Mrs Ingles, Berners-Lee - ringles@discovery.kent.sch.uk

Miss Meiners, Archimedes - hmeiners@discovery.kent.sch.uk 

Mrs Moore, Hubble - LMiller@discovery.kent.sch.uk

 

 

 


Recently in Year 4...


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.

 

 

  • History - The Roman invasion and settlement of Britain, its impact and legacy. 
  • Geography - European countries, capitals and physical features. Comparing regions in Britain and Europe. 
  • Music - Ukulele and Charanga - developing the music making skills of Year 4. 
  • Art - Mosaics, Michelangelo (water colours)
  • Science - Animals, including humans (teeth and digestion) and Sound.
  • Computing - Internet safety, checking the reliability of sources online. Researching aspects of Roman life. 
  • PSHE - Growth mindset and Resilience. Esafety. Social Emotional and Mental Health. How we learn and overcoming barriers to learning.
  • RE - Why do people pray? The nature of God.
  • PE - Football, hockey, multi-skills and gymnastics.
  • French - Describing people and time. 
  • DT - Pizza making and food hygiene. 

 

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.    

  • Geography - North and South America. Geographical features of America. Locating the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.  
  • Music - Ukulele and Charanga - developing the music making skills of Year 4. 
  • Art - Hokusai, Printing and Texture, clay animals
  • Science - Electricity and Circuits. Conductors and insulators.
  • Computing - Simulations and Modelling, programming and control. 
  • PSHE - Regulating our feelings, Healthy living, anti-social behaviour and barriers learning. 
  • RE - Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. Why do people believe in God and how is belief shown? Why do many people not believe in God?
  • PE - Tennis, athletics, dance, tri-golf.
  • French - Festivals, weather, direction and numbers.

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.    

  • Geography - Settlements in Britain, Similarities and differences between the South of England and Denmark, compass directions, human and physical features of the local area
  • History - Anglo-Saxon life in Britain and its legacy
  • Music - Ukulele and Charanga - developing the music making skills of Year 4. 
  • Art - Drawing, painting and sewing.
  • Science - Living things and their habitats, states of matter
  • Computing - Creating websites, film, databasing. 
  • PSHE - Mental health, families and love, different viewpoints, respect of others, making choices about the environment, diversity, stereotypes, money and jobs. 
  • RE - Christianity, Islam and Hinduism and non-religious groups. 
  • PE - Cricket, rounders, rugby and yoga.
  • French - Food, French-speaking countries, clothes and colours.

Key Dates & Information

  • Monday 9th December - Sleepover information afternoon 3:30pm
  • Tuesday 10th December - Archimedes Class Assembly at 9am
  • Monday 16th December - Christingle & Horrible Histories Roman Finale
  • Tuesday 17th December - Reading Challenge Reward & Class Parties
  • Wednesday 18th December - Create a Carol for Christmas & Carols on the Playground 2:30pm
  • Tuesday 11th February - Safer Internet Day
  • Tuesday 10th March 2020 - Hubble Class Assembly at 9am
  • Tuesday 30th June 2020 - Berners-Lee Class Assembly at 9am

 

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.


Class Timetables for the term

Please be aware that timetables are subject to change depending upon circumstances.

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Archimedes Timetable
Archimedes Timetable Jan 2020.pdf
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Berners-Lee Timetable
Berners lee timetable TERM 3 and 4.pdf
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Hubble Timetable
Timetable Hubble new.pdf
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Homework

  • Reading every night – to be recorded in the reading record. Children are expected to read every night. 
  • Reading Challenge - A copy of this term's reading challenge can be found below.  All children who complete the reading challenge will be rewarded at the end of the term.  
  • Weekly spellings to learn - The children will be tested on these weekly. A copy of the spellings for the year can be found below.
  • Times Tables- Children will be assessed every week through the use of speed grids. 

Reading Challenge- Term 3

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Term 3 and 4 Reading Challenge
terms 3 and 4 around the world reading c
Adobe Acrobat Document 512.5 KB

Spelling

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:

  • Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check
  • Rainbow Write
  • Playdoh modelling
  • Writing in chalk
  • Make flashcards
  • Create own crosswords
  • Look up definitions
  • Find examples in their reading book

Times Tables

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:

https://www.timestables.co.uk/speed-test/ 

 

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:

  • Times tables games can be found online
  • Use the practice sheets below to focus on a times table
  • Make flashcards
  • Create times table songs or poems 

After completing the speed grid, your child will move onto a differentiated Mental Maths paper each week . 

 

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Spicy Speed Grid.docx
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Mind Benders
Mind Benders.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 459.1 KB

Help Sheets:

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Multiplying by 3
x3.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 156.7 KB
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Multiplying by 4
x4.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 157.3 KB
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Multiplying by 5
x5.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 157.5 KB
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Multiplying by 6
x6.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 157.8 KB
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Multiplying by 7
x7.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 157.3 KB
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Multiplying by 8
x8.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 157.4 KB
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Multiplying by 9
x9.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 157.5 KB
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Multiplying by 10
x10.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 156.7 KB
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Multiplying by 11
x11.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 157.9 KB
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Multiplying by 12
x12.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 157.9 KB

Meet the teacher meeting slideshow

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Meet the teacher Year 4 2019 2020.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 531.9 KB

Provision Map

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.


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Foreign Lands Poem
Foreign Lands Poem.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB