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18/05/18

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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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19/04/18

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29/03/18

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29/03/18

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21/03/18

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20/03/18

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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4:
Hepworth Class & Kahlo Class


Mr Jones is teaching Hepworth Class this year and Mr Peart is the class teacher in Kahlo 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 a number of 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 visiting the Horniman Museum, focusing on the artefacts from Ancient Egypt. Hepworth will visit on the 3rd of July, and Kahlo on the 6th of July. We would welcome parent helpers who hold Kent House DBS checks, so please contact the class teacher about this.

Inspire Workshops

In Summer 2, the topic of the inspire workshop will be on how to help children learn at home, and will be on Monday 2nd July  We would welcome parent involvement in this, and look forward to seeing you then.

Key Times

The school gates open at 8:30 in the morning. From 8.45, children will be able to walk to their own classrooms. Children must be on their way to their classrooms by 8.55 as the playground doors will close as normal, at 9am. 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 Varjak Paw This is an adventure story about a cat written by SF Said. Read another book which has an animal as its main character.

In Literacy we will be focussing on setting and target audience. How does your book’s setting help the reader to understand the story?

Write a review comparing and contrasting Varjak Paw with the book you have chosen.

The world famous British Museum has a wonderful collection of treasures from around the world. The website is a wonderful resource to explore these treasures.

https://www.britishmuseum.org/visiting/family_visits/12_objects_for_children.aspx

There are 12 wonderful objects to research. You should choose 3 and write detailed notes. 

(If you are unable to access the site please speak to your class teacher)

Choose one of the objects from the British Museum link and make a model using any materials you can.

Think about the texture and colour of the object and the materials you choose to make it.

Practise it

Write it

Design it

You have spent a lots of time this year on learning your timetables up to 12X12.

 

You will be given a checklist from your teacher for you to work on at home to check which times tables you know and which you need to work on.

 

We will then by having class quizzes in week 5 to check all your times tables.

Choose one of the objects you have researched from the British museum and use it as centre of an adventure story.

You can choose any time setting, characters, plot etc but it must have your object as a central part of the plot.

 

Perhaps somebody stole the item and buried it hundreds of years ago.

Who made the object and why?

 

Be as creative as possible but always remember to consider your audience. How will the reader understand your story?

 

Plan, Draft, Write, Edit, Improve

Design a front and back cover for your story.

 

Include the object you have chosen to research.

What other features of a good book cover could you include?

 

Title, blurb, quotes, illustration etc

 

 

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.

 

What are we learning?

In literacy we will begin by reading “Varjack Paw”. This is a story written by SF Said. The story is about a ninja-cat who discovers his powers through communicating with his ancestors. Throughout this, children will think about writing for specific audiences, and for specific purposes. In maths, we will be returning to our learning about measuring, before moving on to money and decilams, and then finally looking at problem solving. Our topic learning will continue to focus on Egypt.

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 Jones, or you can arrange a meeting at the office.

Thanks,

Mr Jones and Mr Peart