Welcome to Year 4:
Your teachers are Miss Mason and Mrs Hammond in 4M and Mrs Smith in 4S. Mrs Hammond will teach 4M on Monday and Tuesday all day and on Wednesday morning.
Miss Mason Mrs Smith Mrs Hammond
Poetry Slam Homework Powerpoint- click on the link to read what you need to do!
Read on to find out what we will be studying this term.
We will finish our narrative based on the Iron Man and then move on to a recount based on our experiences on our trip to Tattenhall.
We will further our skills with multiplication and division.
By the end of Year 4, the children are expected to know all multiplication facts to 12 x12 and so this key knowledge will also have considerable emphasis throughout the whole year. Children will need to make this a priority in their homework.
The children will investigate the concept of sound, exploring ideas such as how sound is made and how it travels. We will be exploring the characteristics of living things.
In humanities, there will be a historical theme this half term. We will be learning about the Anglo Saxons and why they invaded.
We will be making Super Salads- this will involve looking at salads from around the world. Taste testing ingredients and designing and making our own salads from a selection of ingredients. We will learn how to use cooking utensils safely and correctly.
We will be designing a circuit linked to a theme.
We will be learning all about keeping ourselves safe in different situations. In RSE we will be learning about how our bodies change as we get older. Class Council meetings will continue, giving children a voice about issues that are important to them.
Tuesday and Wednesday
On these days only, the children should come to school in their P.E. kit. Our PE lessons will focus on circuits and orienteering.
Parents can contact teachers through the blue organiser - just make sure, please, that your child knows there is a message to hand in. You can also use our e mail addresses, which will be monitored on week days during term time and we will endeavour to reply within 72 hours. Please may we remind you that verbal messages at collection and drop off times are welcome if brief. If you need more time to discuss something, pop a note in the organiser to let us know you need a longer appointment or drop us an e mail to say so and we can ensure your query gets our full attention.
Miss Mason - 4M.Homework@pussbank.cheshire.sch.uk
Mrs Smith - 4S.Homework@pussbank.cheshire.sch.uk
Weekly homework is now set electronically on Teams. It is set on a Friday and should be handed in (on Teams) by the following Wednesday. If you have difficulties in accessing homework on Teams this year, please let class teachers know so we can help.
Please, please do continue to read to your child and to hear them read aloud. Your child has been given a day of the week on which they should bring their books for changing, which is written in their organiser. In class, there is a wide selection of books available for their reading pleasure and children also are able to borrow books of their choosing from the KS2 library to read at school. It is fantastic to hear children telling us what they read at home and even that they have been inspired by our class book choices to find the same or similar books in the library or book shop.
Year 4 Statutory Times Tables Assessment
This year, all children will complete the times tables assessment. They will have the opportunity to see how the test works by firstly having a practice session. To prepare for this test, we have set times tables as homework all year long, whilst keeping tables a priority in class at school as part of the Maths curriculum and having some time allocated in school for using TT Rockstars or Purple Mash. The Purple Mash times tables app has the most similar format to that of the test itself and it is worth using this to practice.
Recommended Reading List For Year 4
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