Welcome to Year 4
Miss Naden and Mrs Wilcox
We have started the spring term by reading Krindlekrax! It is a fantastic story that is so engaging and exciting, allowing the children to explore the book using their creativity and imaginations to write in a variety of ways.
For the second part of the term we will be looking at advertisements. To do this we will be watching ‘The Little Shoemaker’ which is a short animation about a French man working in his little shoe shop. We will be looking at persuasive features and lots of different examples to create our own advertisements.
Finally, we will be moving on to r a wonderful picture book by Quentin Blake called The Green Ship. As part of this work we will be discovering how changes to settings affect characters’ feelings and writing our own adventure narratives.
We are continuing our work using the Power Maths scheme this term. We will be doing the following units: Multiplication and division, Measure, Fractions I and Fractions II. Please continue to use IXL to continue the work we are doing on these units in school.
We have not reached a very important time of year for times tables. During the summer term, year 4 will be tested on their times tables which is why, as you know, we are focusing more than ever on these. We will be setting weekly tasks on times tables rockstars for children to complete, but please encourage children to practice as much as possible.
This term we will be focusing on the following units:
Old Testament: Moses – King David
Lent – Living as the Followers of Jesus Today
We will continue to think about our collective worship as a class.
Walk like an Egyptian!
Our vehicle this term is called walk like an Egyptian! This will be studied across lots of different subjects to tie it all together.
Please listen to your child read every night, making a note in their diaries to show that they have read. Each child’s reading progress will be monitored on an individual level and during focused guided reading sessions.
We have began using Read, Write Inc. spelling activities to learn and practice our spellings in class. Each week the children will be practicing the specific spelling pattern and spellings will be sent home if children need more work.