Miss Nutbrown (Team Leader) &
Welcome to Year 4! We hope that your child has had a great start to the year. This term we are focussing on the topic of India, and our English work is based on the novel Tiger Boy, by the Indian author Mitali Perkins. If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to talk to your child's class teacher.
Maths homework, spellings and talk homework for Big Write are given out every Friday. Children who regularly do their talk homework with an adult find it much easier to come up with ideas for Big Write on Monday morning, so we really appreciate your support! The rest of the homework is due by the following Friday. Reading comprehension homework will be given every other Friday starting in week 6.
Please click on the links below to access your child's Big Write homework:
Please click on the links below to access your child's spellings:
This term we are learning all about India, and we have already done some fantastic activities including cooking Indian sweets, making posters about the physical geography of different regions in India, creating pastel pictures inspired by Rousseau's Tiger in a Tropical Storm, and making our own kites in Design and Technology. Linked to our topic, we are learning about Hinduism in R.E. and on Wednesday 10th October we are looking forward to visiting the Hindu Mandir in London.
Thank you to so many of you who provide support to your child by reading with them at home. We will continue to look at the children’s reading journals during our Guided Reading sessions and give reward stickers to the children who have managed to read at least three times outside of school within the week, either with an adult or independently. When reading independently, children need to write a few sentences in their reading diary to show their understanding of what they have read.
During this half term we are using the novel Tiger Boy by Mitali Perkins as a stimulus for our lessons. We have used this exciting novel to focus on suspense writing, and the children have had the opportunity to write their own suspense and adventure stories, as well as diary entries and letters in role as the main character of Neel.
Every week your child has plenty of opportunities to write. We encourage the children to write at length in many different subjects. We also have a weekly Big Write session where we focus on writing lots of different text types, e.g. traditional tale, diary entry, explanation text. This will be on a Monday.
To view the English Objectives that we will cover this year, please click on the link below:
This term we are focussing on number and place value, ensuring that all children have a solid understanding of the value of each digit in a 4-digit number, can count in thousands, order numbers past 1000, round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000, and represent numbers in a variety of ways, as well as beginning to use negative numbers. We continue to use Mastery activities to help children develop their reasoning and problem solving skills.
Maths homework is given out weekly, and children can choose the challenge appropriate to them. You can also click on the link below to access MyMaths for additional activities.