Church of England School of the Resurrection

Belong, Believe, Achieve

Welcome to Year 4 Autumn 2019

 Year 4 is taught by Mr Shaw

Miss Wait and Miss Ward also work in the class to support the children.

If you have any questions, please feel free to come and speak to us at the beginning or at the end of the day.  

Maths 

Year 4 have been learning how to solve what is 1000 more and 1000 less

using base 10 concrete methods to help Year 4 understand this mathematical concept. 

Ancient Egyptians

In History, Year 4 have been fining out and researching why the Ancient Egyptians were considered a successful civilistaion. 

The children in Year 4 have been working hard to become history detectives using the internet to research information.

Computing 

In Computing Year 4 have be learning how to programme scratch the cat, showing children how to give different instructions and changing the background of their choice. 

Science 

In Science Year 4 have been learning how sound vibrates and travels to our ears. 

Year 4 investigated how sounds can be louder or quieter depending on how hard the vibrations are.

We used a drum and rice grains to investigate this.

Pupil Voice:

What did you learn today?

Faith: I have learnt that sounds are made through vibrations.

Nathaniel: I have learnt that when you speak your vocal chords are vibrating.

Briana: I have learnt that the bigger the vibration is the louder the sound is.

Craig: I learnt that when you beat a drum the sound makes a vibration.

Neha: I have learnt that when sounds travel to your ear it travels down your ear canal to your ear drum and into your middle ear and inner ear.

Ellie: I have learnt that you can't hear sounds in space because there is no air.

Jasmin: I learnt that you need air to hear sounds because the vibration and sound travels through the air.

What are we learning this term?

Maths

In Maths the children will be learning how to read 3 digit and 4 digit numbers, as well as how to partition these numbers to understand what each number is worth. We will also learn how to
count in multiples of numbers (from as low as multiples of 1 all the up to multiples of 25) As well as strengthening using the column method for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Children will receive a Numeracy Passport that lists everything children need to master. Each half-term, we will focus on each of the areas. 

French

In French, the children will continue to practice their speaking and listen skills. We will also sing songs to help us with our learning. 

 

 

 

English

In reading, children will participate in Guided Reading once per week with their class teacher, Mr Shaw. Miss Wait will also read daily with children who struggle with reading to help progress their skills.

Support at Home: Please ensure you listen to your child read every evening and ask them questions to check they understanding what they have read. 

This term, in writing, the children will be developing their non-chronological report writing skills. We will be researching the Ancient Egyptians in our topic studies and will develop our writing skill.

PE

In PE, the children will begin their swimming lessons on Friday mornings.

Please ensure that your child has their swimming kit available on Fridays.

The children will also access a Dance lesson this half term in addition to swimming lessons on a Monday afternoon. 

Science

Our subjects in science are:

  • Sound
  • Electricity
  • States of matter
  • Animals, including humans.
  • Living things and their habitats  

This term, the children will be learning about sound.  

Ancient Egypt

Our topic for this half term will be based on Ancient Egypt. The children will have the opportunity to discover what like was like in Ancient Egypt.

They will learn about the period in time the Ancient Egyptians existed. They will learn about Egyptian Gods, how they farmed and why the River Nile was important to them.  

Art and Design

This term in  Art, the children will be looking at Egyptian art and hieroglyphics. They will produce some of their own art. 

In Design Technology, the children will design and make an Egyptian model using clay.   

 RE

This term, the children will be learning about God, David and the psalms. 

Homework

Children will be given a learning log and a choice of three levels to work towards. The learning log allows children to explore a topic and present their findings. In addition to the learning logs, children have a Maths Passport. Look at the passport with your children and work through the outcomes. Your child needs to instantly recall each outcome to get a tick in the box. Three ticks means they have mastered that outcome.
As always, we strongly recommend reading with your child every night and listening to them practice their weekly spellings and times tables. 

Here are some websites to help with revision:

English Maths Topic Science

Bitesize

Education Quizzes

The School Run

Top Marks Quizzes

Bitesize

Education Quizzes

The School Run

Top Marks

Crickweb

Leisure and Entertainment in the 20th century

 

 

 

Bitesize

Woodlands Resources

Education Quizzes

Crickweb

 

Logins

All logins are have been attached to reading diaries. 

Activelearn Big Maths

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

I will occasionally assign activities to the your children to consolidate what we have learned in class.

User Name

First three letters of your first name and the first four letters of your surname.

For example

James Clegg = jamcleg

Password

maths

School code

tl3t

http://bigcurriculum.com/login/

Children will use the assessments on this website so that we can monitor their progress in maths.

User Name

First letter of your first name and first four letters of your surname.    


For example:

John Smith = jsmit

Password

Abc@1234

The password is case sensitive and needs a capital A

Lexia          ReadTheory

www.lexiacore5.com

School email: lexia@resurrection.manchester.sch.uk

Username

This may be your full name with initial of your surname.
For example
Joe Bloggs = JoeB
Not all usernames follow a pattern.

Password

read

www.readtheory.org

Username

Usernames don't follow any pattern. Children will be assigned a username.

Password

Passwords are unique to each child.