Please ensure the children bring in their home learning before the showcase on Thursday 13th December. We have already received some excellent looking work!!
Year 4 children have hopefully started completing their Bronze level (but if anyone has lost their task cards they can ask their teacher for another one). Once they have completed their Bronze level they will be rewarded with a Bronze patch and will then be able to focus on achieving Silver level and then Gold.
The tasks have been designed and adapted so they build in size and difficulty. The intended idea is that children can complete these over Years 4, 5 and 6 but the children are free to work at their own pace.
This is a very exciting project for us as our Values-based Education and ethos is at the very core of what we do at Fielding so we are giving the children the opportunity to build on their knowledge and passion for Values and demonstrate them more widely.
Friday 11th January - 4F
Friday 18th January - 4S
Friday 25th January - 4H
Friday 1st February - 4P
Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise. We have therefore adapted our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:
You will be able to see achievement and progress through the dictation and times tables challenge sheets going home weekly. You will also be able to witness progress through class exercise books for English and maths being sent home at least once during every term as well as at parent consultation meetings.
It is an expectation that you read every night and record what you have read in your reading record.
Our recommended reading lists contain 40 age-appropriate books for children in each year group. We have taken the time to carefully choose books that will hopefully capture your children's imagination. The lists contain colour-bands and a description of the books so that the children are able to 'cherry-pick' their favourites according to their book-band level and their personal interests.
It is not compulsory to read these books however a bronze certificate will be awarded to a pupil when they read 5 books from the list, a silver award will be awarded when they read 10 and a gold award will be awarded for having read 15. After reading a book, children should complete a short reading response activity in their reading records.
Reading response activity options:
-Create an alternative blurb to persuade somebody else to read the book.
-Write a character description of your favourite character.
-Write a paragraph of the story from another character's viewpoint.
-Write an alternative ending to the story.
-Create a timeline to order all of the main events in the story.
-Design your own quiz (with answers) to test somebody else's comprehension of the story.
In order to deepen learning and improve our spellings we will now be spending 2 weeks on each unit of spelling.
WB: 10/12 and 17/12
Bold are spellings are from the 100 spellings that we are gradually working through.
The other 5 are the spelling pattern of the week.
They also need to practice spellings they got incorrect in Speed Spell.
Please can you ensure children come up with interesting/fun ways to remember their spellings, which they will then share with the rest of the class in Team Teach.
e.g. occasionally - remember 1s and 2 c's (you could have on a special occasion you're allowed 2 cans of coke).
TT Rockstars has been hugely popular over the summer with well over half of year 4 students taking to their tablets, phones and computers to challenge themselves and the rest of the world!
Times Tables Rockstars is a online programme we have introduced to encourage children to have fun with multiplication facts while improving fluency, recall and speed. Children can access it in their own time on any IOS, Android or Windows device.
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of times tables practice. This programme has very successfully boosted times tables recall speed for hundreds of thousands of pupils over the last 7 years in over 4500 schools - both primary and secondary - worldwide.
Incorrect answers are always immediately corrected in front of your child so that they start to associate the correct answer to every question. The clever code behind the scenes works out which times tables facts each child is consistently taking longer to answer and then it gradually starts to present these facts more frequently until they have mastered them. It will also ask related division questions 20% of the time in order to reinforce division facts.
No, this is to supplement the times tables challenge, giving children a fun way to practise and challenge themselves.
From June 2020, all pupils at the end of year 4 in England will take an online multiplication tables check .The national curriculum specifies that pupils at this stage should be able to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12x12.
The check aims to support pupils to master multiplication skills, which are essential for future success in mathematics. It will help to identify pupils who have not yet mastered this mathematical concept, so additional support can be provided.
Log in here: https://ttrockstars.com/login, use your child'd details that came home at the end of the Summer Term, lost them? Speak to your child's class teacher.
Remember to be practising your times tables for your weekly Times Table Challenge. Times Table Challenge practise sheets can be found on the Mathematics page of the website. Tests will be held once a week.
Next week the children will be doing their End of Term assessments showing off all that they have learnt this Autumn Term. The end of the week will provide them the opportunity to explore Christmas investigations.
Here is a copy of the learning journey for Area and Perimeter:
Next week, the children will be editing their First Draft, writing their Final Draft, reflecting on their Final Draft and also looking at some Christmas poetry towards the end of the week!