This Friday, 21st June children need to bring in a t-shirt and shorts to wear over the top of their swim wear. Next week, will be the final swimming lesson where they have a fun session playing water polo.
Children can get a badge and certificate for the distance they swam during their assessment, this will cost £2.60. Please can this be brought in to Miss Cowing by next Monday, 24th June. Thank you!
Monday 17th June - 4H
Tuesday 18th June - 4F
Wednesday 19th June - 4P
Friday 21st June - 4S
If anyone has any glass jars (jam jars) could they please start bringing them in ready for next weeks cookery lesson. Anyone that doesn't will be given a plastic cup so don't panic if you don't have any.
Year 4 will be taking their Times Tables SAT test on the 25th of June, 2019.
The test consists of 25 questions with 6 seconds given to answer each question. This test will be comprised of multiplication facts up to 12X12 which is why we have invested in the Times Table Rock Stars school membership as the ‘Sound Check’ function mimics the exact format these SAT tests will take.
Please continue to encourage your child to practice daily and/or as often as they would like.
There is more information provided on the Department for Education website on this link:
Also, there is new guidance for parents for ways to help at home if your child is struggling to grasp as mathematical skill, strategy or concept, which is now posted and available on the Maths curriculum page on the school website.
We would be very grateful for some volunteers to come and listen to children read in afternoons on a weekly basis. If you are able to spare half an hour/an hour any afternoon could you please let your child's class teacher know.
Please can you please make sure your child is bringing in a healthy snack (fruit, breakfast bars etc.) for break time as it is a long time between break and lunch. Children also need to bring in a water bottle everyday especially as it is starting to get hotter. Sun hats and sun-cream should also be brought in for the hot weather.
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.
Update 20/6/19 - We will be testing the 100 word spelling list for the final time in Year 4 this week. Please get practicing!
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.
This week the children have been identifying lines of symmetry in irregular shapes. They will be continuing to do some more work on this, before moving onto plotting coordinates on a grid.
Here is a copy of our learning journey:
Next week, we will be starting our new learning journey on Charlotte's Web.