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Blwyddyn 4 / Year 4
Class Teacher - Miss Jane Phillips
PPA: Miss Miles
It is very important that your child brings their planner to school every day.
We expect parents to check the planners daily/weekly and sign them every week.
The planners are also used as a home/school link as well as to issue parents evening appointments.
If a planner is lost, a replacement planner will cost £5.00
Pupils have homework on a fortnightly basis.
Homework is in the form of a grid – some compulsory tasks and some voluntary.
Dojo’s will be given for the number of tasks completed.
Year 4 PE day will be Tuesday with Miss Miles.
Your child will need to bring their PE kit to school on this day.
PE Kit consists of t-shirt, shorts/ joggers and trainers.
In Year 4 there will be an emphasis on learning:
Times Tables (x2, x5, x10, x3, x4, x6, x8)
At Old Road we encourage children to use the Look, Say, Cover, Write Approach
to learn their spelling words.
Children will be tested on their spelling words every Friday.
Children should be reading for at least 10 – 15 minutes every night.
I would appreciate if you could please sign your child’s planner stating the pages they have read.
Autumn Term 2018
Miss Jane Phillips
Using Number skills
• Place Value: 3 and 4 digit numbers
• Add a 2-digit number to a 3 digit number
• Subtract a 2-digit number from a 3-digit number using an appropriate mental or written method
• Multiplication and Division
• Find fractional quantities using known table facts, e.g. 1 ⁄ 6 of 30cm
Using measuring skills:
• Length: Measure on a ruler to the nearest mm and record using a mix of units, e.g. 1cm 3mm
• Weight: Use weighing scales with divisions to weigh objects to the nearest 5g, 10g, 25g or 100g
• Capacity: Measure capacities to the nearest 50ml or 100ml
Using Data Skills
• collecting, interpreting and recording data
Developing numerical reasoning:
• Problem Solving activities using +, -, x, ÷
Demon Dentist by David Walliams
Talk for Writing linked to the different text types
Children will have the opportunity to participate in both Guided and Individual Reading.
They will be introduced to the following Reading Behaviours:
• Activating Prior Knowledge
Chronological order and time connectives
To write a set of instructions in chronological order
To write slogans
To use Rhetorical Questions
e.g. Have you ever …?
To use idioms
Punctuation: full stops, commas and apostrophes
To encourage the children to develop a cursive handwriting style
Burps, Bottoms and Bile
Non – Fiction Book:
Healthy Eating (Now We Know About…) by Deborah Chancellor
This project has a scientific focus and teaches the children about the busy world inside our body.
The children will learn:
• About the different types of human teeth from either a visit to the dentist or from the ‘Demon Dentist’.
• How to brush their teeth properly
• How sugary drinks affect their teeth.
• About the amount of sugar in different foods and create images of ourselves with healthy and unhealthy teeth.
• About the organs involved in the digestive system and create their own life-sized model of the digestive system and use real food for their models to chew, digest and excrete.
• About the different types of animal teeth and different types of animal poo
• New scientific vocabulary associated with teeth and the digestive system
Non – Fiction Book:
Sportswear (Clothes around the World) by Jane Bingham
This project has a design and technology focus and teaches children about the properties of a range of materials and how these are used in manufacturing sportswear and equipment.
The children will learn:
• About a range of different materials and their properties
• Which materials are good insulators and conductors of heat
• Which materials are waterproof
• About the importance of physical exercise to good health
• About the importance of eating healthily and keeping a food diary
School starts at 9.00 am. A member of staff will be on the Junior yard from 8.50 am. If you would like your child to come to school earlier than this, breakfast club is available from 8.15 am. Children are not permitted on the Junior Yard earlier than 8.50 without a parent/guardian.
School ends at 3.15 pm and parents wait on the Junior Yard until class teachers dismiss their classes.
School dinner money should be paid on Monday. All money should be placed in an envelope with your child’s name, class and amount clearly labelled.
Apples and bananas are available to purchase from the KS2 Fruit Shop at a cost of 20p each. Year 6 pupils collect the money on a Monday.