School of the Week
Year 4 appeared on Wessex FM’s School of The Week in October 2019. Click here to listen to the BPS school of the week report.
What we will be learning…
Writing … poetry ,recounts and stories from other cultures
We will be writing to entertain and inform this term. We will explore different types of poems, before using the novel ‘Rickshaw Girl’ to help develop our writing skills and knowledge of another culture – Bangladesh.
We will be writing at length in paragraphs and trying to develop the varitey of punctuation and sentence structures that we use.
We will also be improving recount writing.
Top tip – Find a detail that you can use to link your opening and closing paragraph in a text.
Reading – Children must remember to bring their Reading Records and school reading book in every day. The expectation is that they read to an adult at least 4 times a week. We will be doing Group Guided Reading this term so that we can support specific areas of learning that need strengthening for the children.
Learning Top Tip – Finding a series of books written by an author you like can add to your enjoyment of reading.
Maths – We are revisiting Time at the start of term. Then we will progress through place value of tenths , hundredths and thousandths, equivalenmt fractions and problems using different measures such as length, capacity or mass.
Learning Top Tip – Multiplying and dividing by 10 will help you convert between mm and cms.
GRAMMAR – the expectations, which children need to know and be able to apply in their writing and reading for Year 4 are: determiners, pronoun, the possessive apostrophe, fronted adverbials and inverted commas.
Learning Top Tip – The verb ’ To Be’ is a very important verb in the English language.
Science – Working Scientifically – We will explore how to design a ‘fair test’ and ensure our results and conclusions are valid. We will also investigate Solids, Liquids and Gases
French – will develop the children’s vocabulary and ability to speak simple sentences
Music – will continue learning to play the recorder
Geography – will explore the Bangladesh, it’s climate, human and physical geography
PE – Outdoor PE will be playing basketyball and the indoor PE slot will be leanring about Bhangra dancing to link with our work on Bangledesh.
Jigsaw (PSHCE) – Goals and Dreams – A chance to look at setting goals and how to work towards achieving them as well as ‘British Values’.
Our ‘Edge ‘Project will be based around Organisation and linked to the Independent Home Learning Project the children will complete this term.
Year 3 and 4 Show – will provide opportunities for drama, music and art.
To find out all about what we will be learning about this half term, and all about school life, please open our current Year 4 Learning Letter here.
All homework is set on Thursday and due in the following Tuesday. Each week the children are expected to complete the English and maths learning activity. As well as these set pieces, your child should read regularly and get an adult to sign their reading record book.
Spellings are set on a Friday and are linked to the spelling pattern we have been focussing on throughout the week in our Read, Write, Inc sessions. Spellings are assessed through teacher marking in your child’s writing.
Times tables learning – children have the opportunity every week to achieve a bronze, silver or gold star in their target times tables. Times tables practise is included in your child’s home learning every week and they are encouraged to practise them regularly. Times tables knowledge is a crucial key skill that underpins many aspects of maths and makes a huge difference to a child’s mathematical learning.
Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. Please include joggers and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE.
Outdoor P.E is currently on a Wednesday afternoon and indoor P.E is on a Wednesday.
Please let the school and the teacher know if your child has any allergies (that we do not already know about) or needs to take any medication.
Remember that your child will need to bring a piece of fruit to school if they wish to have it at break time as fruit is not supplied in Key Stage 2. (Please no fruit or snack bars)
Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.
Please click on the useful links below for extra information about Year 4: