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. 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.
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 finished their learning journey on shape, position and direction. We will now be taking a few different tests, so we can work out what topics need revising.
Next week, teachers will be looking at what topics in particular need recapping in their class, so children can revise the topics they still need extra practice on.
This week the children have been analysing the WAGOLL, looking at what features are needed in a rap. They will then plan their rap, before writing their First Draft next week.
After writing their first drafts, the children will have the opportunity to perform their rap.