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St Mary's CofE Primary School

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

 

The class teachers in Year 4 are Mrs Quinn and Miss Harper. 

The teaching assistant is Mrs Greenwood.

 

Useful information

PE lessons take place both inside and outside on a Tuesday afternoon.  Please ensure your child has their full PE kit each week.  This includes...  Indoor kit - a plain white t-shirt, plain blue or black shorts and pumps.  Outdoor kit - a plain white t-shirt, plain blue or black leggings / jogging bottoms and trainers.

 

Spelling tests will take place on a Friday.  At the start of each half term, children will bring home a copy of their spellings to practise with you.  They will also practise daily in school.

 

Homework will be set on a Friday and must be completed and returned by the following Friday morning.  If homework is not completed, children will attend homework detention on a Friday lunchtime.  If children need assistance with their homework, they can attend homework club at lunchtime Monday - Thursday.

Topics Covered

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Rotation 1

Stone Age/ Christmas project

Natural Disasters

Romans

Rotation 2

Vikings/ Christmas project

Rainforests

Ancient Egyptians

Natural Disasters Poem

Natural Disasters Poem 1
Following our work on Choral Poetry, we have written our own poem about Natural Disasters.  We used vocabulary and information from our topic lessons to inform our verses about Hurricanes, Tsunamis, Earthquakes and Volcanoes. 

Safer internet day 2019

Safer internet day 2019 1
As part of Safer internet day 2019, we looked at words relating to data and the internet.  We had to share ideas to match them to their definitions as some were very tricky and were words we had never come across before.  We then created a poster to help others learn what the words meant.

Literacy

Spring

We have been looking at the features of persuasive letters.

Below is our checklist of features that must be included.

 

The sender’s address is on the right

 

Persuasive sentence starters are used

(In my opinion, only a fool, it is vital, surely you can see that)

 

The date is under the address

 

There is a conclusion which thanks the recipient for reading the letter

(In conclusion, I hope I have...  Thank you for reading...)

 

Dear…

 

A rhetorical question is used

 

There is an opening sentence which explains why you are writing

(I am writing to persuade you...  In this letter)

 

The letter finishes with ‘yours faithfully’ (if you don’t know their name) or ‘your sincerely’ if you do

 

Paragraphs are used which each have their own point

 

Time conjunctions

(Moreover, firstly, finally, In conclusion, furthermore)

 

 

Autumn 

We have been looking at the features of instruction texts.

Below is our checklist of features that must be included.

 

Title

 

Diagrams / pictures

 

What you will need

 

Imperative verbs

 

Method

 

Warning / top tip

 

Bullet points

 

Precise language

 

Numbers

 

Time conjunctions

 

Adverbs

 

 

 

 

Maths

In Maths, we have been looking at missing number problems where we use the inverse.

Watch the videos below to help your child with their homework!

 

 

 


 

Success criteria for using the inverse - roundabout method

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Success criteria for bus stop division

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Example without remainders

Success criteria for bus stop division

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Example with remainders within the calculation

Success criteria for bus stop division

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Example with remainders within and at the end

Success criteria for grid multiplication involving hundreds

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Use this video to help your child complete their homework

Success criteria for grid multiplication involving 1000s

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