A Warm welcome from the whole Year 4 team! We are looking forward to a year of developing as reflective, visible learners and having lots of fun along the way!
Year 4 visit to Crêperie Cila
As part of our Year 4 French topic ‘Quelle est ta creperie préférée?’, Year 4 will be visiting Crêperie Cila on Northfields Avenue. The visit will take place during French lesson time, giving the children the opportunity to put their French skills to practise by ordering their own crêpe and drink in French.
The visits will take place on the following dates:
Thursday 16th June: 4F & 4H
Thursday 23rd June: 4S & 4P
This will not affect children’s P.E. lessons so children should come to school in their P.E kit as normal.
The cost of the trip will be £4.20. This is payable on MCAS.
As we will be tasting food, could you please ensure that the children’s healthcare plans are up-to-date so that we can carefully plan for food allergies.
If you do not wish your child to attend this visit, please inform your child’s class teacher.
New texts for Whole Class Reading, Summer 1 and 2
From April, pupils in Year 4 will be studying, 'The Boy at the Back of the Class,' by Onjali Q. Rauf, during Whole Class Reading lessons so we are asking parents and carers to purchase the book in preparation.
Year 4, Summer 1- The Boy at the Back of the Class
ISBN 13: 9781510105010
Year 4, Summer 2- Hello H20, Poems by John Agard
If your child has a pupil premium passport we will provide your child with a copy of the class text free of charge. Please speak to your child's class teacher if you do not receive a grant but will be unable to provide the book due to financial reasons
Timetable Rock Stars competitions
Weekly Timetable Rock Star competitions will be taking place, allowing the children (and their classes) to compete against one another for points. Please try to encourage your children to practice their timetables each day. Timetable Rock Stars is the ideal way to practice, because it closely resembles our end of year timetable test.
Year 4 Newsletter
Books going home
Information to follow
Fielding Learning Challenge Curriculum
- Weekly Timetable (scroll to the bottom of page)
- Find out about how we teach the subjects in the National Curriculum
- Find out what your child is learning and when:
- Yearly overview & knowledge organisers (scroll to bottom of page)
- How do we assess your child’s learning? Assessment
Spelling pattern: adding the prefix ir- to words beginning with r
Dictation will be on Friday 20th May and will assess children's spelling of the above 12 words.
This week's learning:
In English, the children will be using their newspaper WAGOLLs to help their plan their orientation paragraph, main body of the report and their re-orientation paragraph re-telling the events of Escape from Pompeii.
This is the Rubric for our newspaper writing challenge:
In Maths, we are looking at fractions. This week we are looking at counting in hundredths and tenths, finding mixed numbers on number lines and converting mixed numbers into improper fractions.
Children will bring home their reading book, linked to the phonics or book band they have been assessed at. They also have the choice to select a second recommended reading book or library book to share at home with you.
Once the children have read a recommended reading book, they should complete one of the response activities in their reading record and upload it to Teams. Reading certificates will be awarded as follows:
5 books = Bronze Award
10 books = Silver Award
15 Books = Gold Award
All books = Platinum Award
- Find our Recommended Reading lists here (scroll to the bottom)
TT Rockstars is an 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.
What is it?
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of times tables practice.
How does it work?
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.
Is this instead of the times table challenge completed in class?
No, this is to supplement the times tables challenge, giving children a fun way to practise and challenge themselves.
Where does this fit with National Curriculum expectations?
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.
How do I log in?
Log in here: https://ttrockstars.com/login, use your child's details that came home at the end of the Summer Term, lost them? Speak to your child's class teacher.
Please see the sites below for other interactive games to help your children's fluency in recalling their multiplication and division tables.
Top education researchers tell us that homework has minimal impact for primary age pupils, unless it requires children to rehearse and practise. Our routines to reflect this. The routines for children in this year group are as follows:
- Reading and/or talking about their reading to an adult for at least 20 minutes, 5 times a week. Complete your child’s reading record each time they read. Remember it doesn’t always have to be their school book. Reading records and reading books should be sent into school daily. Teachers will have a look at these to check regular reading is taking place at home.
- Learning spelling patterns linked to Year Group expectations ready for use in dictation towards the end of every week. These spellings will be on year group notice boards and should be practised at home.
- Reciting multiplication tables to increase their fluency so that they can be applied in other areas of maths and problem solving. Log on to Timestable Rockstars!
- Half-termly creative home learning will be set at the start of each half term and will celebrated and fed back on during our creative home learning showcases.
You will be able to see your child’s 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.