Year 4 - Miss Corcoran and Mrs Pollard
THE SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2020
The Summer Reading Challenge is a free reading for pleasure programme designed for children between the ages of 4 and 11. Families can sign up by visiting the Summer Reading Challenge website and can access e-books and audio books for free https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
3 DAY SPELLINGS - BLUE, YELLOW & RED SPELLING GROUPS
This week, we are recapping spellings learnt this half term. The 3 lots of spellings are listed below.
Spelling Tests: Day 1 Tuesday, Day 2 Wednesday and Day 3 Thursday so make sure you practise!
GREEN SPELLING GROUP - Your spellings have been sent on Purple Mash
I have created a class Blog on PurpleMash so we can keep in touch and you can send a message to me. This can be found on Purple Mash in the 'Sharing' icon > Shared Blogs > Year 4 Class Blog.
I will be posting work on there and giving you suggestions of other activities that might interest you to do. You can also share your work, I am looking forward to seeing how hard you are all working!
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FREE Audio Books
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Scouts has created a variety of fun indoor activities you can do at home:
Listen to stories read from Space:
Our Year 4 Class love listening to songs to help them remember their times tables!
Check out BBC Supermovers
There is a range of active and fun Maths, SPAG and Topic activities.
This half term our topic is all about mountains! We will be visited by a mountain rescuer who will have many exciting stories to share and he will give us advice on how to stay safe when climbing a mountain.
We will be reading The Abominables which follows the journey of an unwanted yeti set in the Himalayas Mountains. We will be doing lots of descriptive writing such as creative stories and poetry. Towards the end of the half term, we will be writing a guide for camping in the mountains.
Our Maths topics this half term are Fractions and Decimals. We will be adding and subtracting fractions before calculating fractions of a quantity. We will then be using our knowledge of fractions to recognise tenths and hundredths as decimals.
Our Science topic is ‘Living things and their habitats’ we will be investigating the life process from seed to plant over a few weeks. We will be going on an invertebrate hunt around our school and looking at their characteristics.
Year 4 will be locating the ‘seven summits’ on a map and will be finding the UK’s highest mountains using an atlas.
Year 4 will have PE with their PE coach, Terry on Friday Mornings.
If your child is not swimming this half term, they will be doing PE during this time learning Dance.
Who will be our Rock Hero? Your child has been given a login to improve their score at home. Click on the link above to start playing!
A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along: https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/
A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and grammar:
Here are some book recommendations for Year 4
Our homework is set weekly on Thursday. There will be three pieces per week (Spellings, Maths and English or Topic) Homework is to be returned to school on the following Wednesday.
A homework club will run on Thursday for children who have not completed their homework, or those who need a little help.
Aside from this, we are encouraging the children to read at least four times a week, even if just for 5/10 minutes as it can really help children progress in their reading.