Welcome to our Year 4 page. We have lots of exciting things planned for the second half of the Spring Term.
The children have been working so hard recently and every single one of them have made progress. We are so proud of them.
In Geography the children will be answering the question ‘Why is Manchester such a great place to live?’ During this unit the children will be learning all about what things there are to do in Manchester and all the different ways you can travel to and from Manchester including how long it takes. The children will also be looking at the life of a child living in a rural place compared to a child who lives in Manchester. We will also be looking at the weather and completing a study to measure rainfall.
In Literacy the children will be completing a unit of work on non-chronological reports. They will be learning about the features of them, researching information of their own and making their own leaflet using Microsoft Publisher. The children will then work up to writing their own non-chronological report for their writing assessment.
They will also be completing a unit of work on poetry for Mothers Day and reading a range of different genres in guided reading.
In Maths the children will be completing the unit- fractions. During this unit the children will be counting in hundredths, writing and showing mixed numbers on a number line and finding equivalent fractions. The children will also be adding and subtracting fractions and solving word problems.
The children have been given logins for Times Tables Rock Stars. They can access the app at home on a laptop or ipad and even get the opportunity to play against the teachers some evenings. Please encourage your child to access the website at home as this will give them much needed practice of the Times Tables they are unsure of.
Please click below to assess the TTRS website
In R.E the children will be continuing to learn about the religion of Hinduism and how Hindus worship at home. The children will also be learning all about the celebration of Easter and completing a piece of art work to tell part of the Easter story. Look out for this in our school hall.
Please visit this page regularly as it will be updated with photos of our work and links to aid learning. Take a look at our planning documents to find out more about what we will be learning this year.
Children will require their P.E. kits every Thursday and Friday. They should leave it in school until the half term holiday. This will ensure that they don’t regularly forget their P.E. kit. The children will need either pumps or trainers as the children will participate in outdoor and indoor activities throughout the term. If your child doesn’t have the correct footwear, they may not be able to participate in certain activities, which would have a negative impact on their physical development.
Children will be given a spelling list every Friday. Please ensure your child practices these as they will be tested on these spellings the following Thursday. To support them further, encourage children to form sentences with the words given.
Children will be given learning log challenges each term which is linked to the work they have been covering throughout the topic. This needs to be handed in on specific dates, please take this opportunity to work with your child and tackle the challenges with a creative, imaginative mind that celebrates you child's ideas. Please take a look at our homework grid below.
Reading books will be changed every Friday. Please ensure that books and signed reading diaries are in school each Monday. Library books will be changed every two weeks. It is important that your child reads every evening. This could be done independently or with the help of an adult or older sibling.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us at the end of the school day.
Mrs Taylor and Miss Turner