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15/02/19

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15/02/19

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29/01/19

Kent House year 5s and 6s representing us at Bromley School Games hockey competition! Undefeated so far! Come on HPAKH! https://t.co/wPw72ePnEr

28/01/19

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28/01/19

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20/01/19

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19/10/18

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11/10/18

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28/06/18

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15/06/18

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03/05/18

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27/04/18

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20/04/18

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20/04/18

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19/04/18

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29/03/18

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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4:
Puffin Class & Penguin Class


Mr Peart is teaching Puffin Class this year and Mr Viola is the class teacher in Penguin Class.

Welcome

Welcome to year 4! We hope you find the information below useful as your child starts the year with us. This information will help you support your child at home with the organization of their week and their learning at home.

Key Times

Homework

Homework will be set every half term. Your child will be asked to work on several projects, designed to enrich the learning taking place in school. This approach to homework has been designed to enable you and your child to work together in a creative way and to develop a love of learning. Please see the homework document for Spring.

PE

In year 4, the PE day is Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit and on this day.

Trips

This term we will be involved in two enrichment weeks within school.

Week 2- Book Week

Week 5- Art Week

We look forward to sharing our learning from these weeks with you.

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. In KS2, children will be dismissed at the end of the day at 3:25.

 

Homework

Read it

Research it

Make it

This half term we will be reading the Green Ship by the famous illustrator Quentin Blake in our literacy lessons.

 

Read another book either written or illustrated by Quentin Blake. Write a comparison between The Green ship and the book you have read. You might look at similarities and differences between plot, setting, characters and genre.

 

What do you his illustrations tell us about the characters’ emotions and actions? What do they add to the setting?

Research info poster on water habitats.

You could include information on water plants, fish, insects, animals that live in water habitats, Further research could find out about threats due to pollution and land use or redeveloping water sites such as South Norwood country park.

 

Prepare your information as an attractive poster so you can present your findings to the class.

Make a model of a water animal. Show how your animal is adapted to its habitat.

Is it a predator? Does it always live in water? Is colour important? Can it fly?

 

Be scientific and as accurate as possible.

 

Attention should be paid to materials and colours. Make it as detailed as possible.

Practise it

Write it

Design it

Spend some time practising the skills we are

learning in school;

 

Design a maths game that will help to learn the Times tables - x6, x7, x9 and x25.Counting in 1000s.

 

Spelling: try to learn as many of the Y4 words as possible in your Reading Record book.

Write a non-fiction report about the animal you have chosen in the ‘Make it’ section.

 

Include information about the animal’s 7 life processes:  breathing, sensing, eating, moving, growing, reproducing and removing waste.

 

Also consider how it is specifically adapted to its habitat.

Design a wildlife pond for the school courtyard.

Include plants, animals and water features.

 

Draw a diagram to highlight your design and add notes to explain the features.

 

 

A note to parents, over the course of this half term please work with your child to complete the above. Each of the activities has been designed to support, enhance and enrich an aspect of the curriculum. We are looking forward to seeing the results of your work together.

The homework will be due in on the second-to-last week of half term, which begins 25.3.19


What are we learning?

In literacy we will begin by reading “The Green Ship”. This is a story written by Quentin Blake, who is famous for illustrating lots of Roald Dahl’s books. In “The Green Ship,” we will explore the themes of time, relationships, and family. Throughout this, children will think about writing for specific audiences, and for specific purposes. In Maths, we will be returning to the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division), this time focusing on reasoning and problem solving, before looking at statistics. Our topic learning will be focusing on the Science of sound.

How can I help at home?

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 20 minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Children have a Mathletics login – please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts. They are also given a login to “word mania,” which can be used regular to help develop spelling and fluency.

If you have any questions, please talk to Mr Peart or Mr Viola, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.

Thanks,

Mr Peart and Mr Viola