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Lyminster Primary School

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Year 4

WELCOME TO DAVIES CLASS

 

Welcome to Year 4

In Year 4, learning journeys have been expertly designed to capture children’s interests while exposing them to the wonders of the world beyond their own experience. Topics across the curriculum are comprised of a range of immersive learning experiences that challenge learners’ thinking and encourages them to further question, investigate and analyse concepts. In addition to this, teaching and learning is rigorous, nowhere more so than in the basics, and expectations are very high, but it is exciting and meaningful for the children. Children in Year 4 will fall in love with reading, learning and exploration.

Our class country is Italy. We will learn about its landscape and physical features as well as the rich history of Ancient Rome and the spread of the Roman Empire across the world.

C.S.Lewis is our class author and we will have a selection of his books available in the classroom to enjoy. We will study his book 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' in the Spring term and use the ideas and descriptive language from this book to create our own stories about magical lands. We will also look at clips from the film for inspiration.

Mathematics

In Year 4 we have our own school long term plan but we follow the White Rose scheme for most of our maths lessons and the learning objectives. On Mondays we have 'Mindbend Mondays' where the children have a go at problem solving, puzzles and investigations. Here they practise applying their knowledge and learn how to use strategies to unpick problems. 

 

Every maths lesson starts with the 'Daily Ten' whereby the children do 10 questions within a set timeframe. At the moment we are working on multiplication tables. Your child can access this at home via the internet- just search up The Daily Ten and they can select year groups and areas to focus on. It is random and so every time will be different. 

The children are continuing to work on their times tables with weekly challenges to test their knowledge and speed recall. They can practise their tables at home using Times Table Rockstars, My Maths and writing them out of order at home. https://play.ttrockstars.com/

Please find activities and information by following the Third Space Learning link. This is a website with step by step videos and worksheets (which you can print or just have a go at on paper whilst looking at them on the screen). Basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using standard methods would be good to practice.

https://thirdspacelearning.com/blog/how-to-teach-telling-time-ks1-ks2-activities/

 

English

Year 4 spellings are set fortnightly and all groups focus on the same sound. They are sent home every Monday on a 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' sheet which they should do every day. They will also practise them in class and be tested weekly. 

Reading is the MOST important thing you can do with your child. We read every day in class- during Whole Class Reading lessons, quiet reading sessions and listening to a book read aloud by the teacher every day. Children will be exposed to a wide range of texts, both fiction and non-fiction. Children should have 2 books- one that is their level- sometimes a colour banded book and another book of their choice. However, reading is to be celebrated, whatever a child reads, be it a comic, a web-site, a graphic novel, a magazine or recipes etc. It is ALL reading!

 

Handwriting

https://www.letterjoin.co.uk

Please encourage your child to practice their handwriting skills whenever they are writing - the Letter Join website is available to support handwriting practice. The username is ak3814 and the password is home.

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