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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 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

In Spring term we will be visiting a place of worship. We would welcome parent helpers who hold Kent House DBS checks, so please contact the class teacher about this.

Stay and Read

The year 4 guided reading open morning will be taking place in Spring 1 on Thursday 24th January.

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

Read some children’s poems by the author (Ted Hughes) that our class is studying. Choose your favourite and least favourite poem. Write a comparison between the two, explaining your reasons for your opinions.

What do you think about the rhythm? Rhymes? Topic? Descriptive vocabulary? Powerful verbs?

Research how the human body works and create a poster detailing all of the information you have discovered.

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

Make a model of the Iron Man or a moving body part e.g. leg with knee joint, elbow, skeleton etc.

Be creative and imaginative!

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;

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

Length: find objects around your house to measure. Try and find objects that are an example of millimetres, centimetres, metres, inches and feet.

You are a newspaper reporter!

Write a newspaper article about something that has happened in your local area. Include all the features of a newspaper article, such as: headline, by-line, picture with caption, interviews with quotes, facts and opinions, different font styles, arranged in columns, etc.

 

Design a device that would make the human body better e.g. to make your arms and legs faster and stronger, or your brain more powerful, etc.

Draw a diagram explaining how the device would work and why it would be an improvement.

 

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 “The Iron Man”. This is a brilliant story about a young boy named Hogarth who discovers a mysterious Iron Giant. We never find out where the Iron Man comes from, but watch as his character develops, and he begins to befriend young Hogarth. Throughout this, children will think about writing for specific audiences, and for specific purposes. In Maths, we will be focusing on fractions, then moving on to money and decimals, and finally looking at measurement. Our topic learning will be focusing on the Science of the human body, including the heart, skeleton, and nervous system.

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 Viola and Mr Peart