Dear parents the Museum of London residential has now been confirmed. A change of date was necessary and the trip will now be Thursday 30th of April.
Please read the letter attached below for more details. The initial instalment of £20 to secure a place on the trip will be Friday 31st of January.
SPTO's closure has prompted a change to our way of assessing the children. Therefore, on the week beginning 13th January will be our assessment week, where the children will do reading and maths tests.
4S and 4P have their first swimming lesson on Friday 13th December - please see what they need in the swimming letter below.
Children need: Swimming costumes/swimming trunks, a swimming hat, a towel and verruca socks can be worn if wanted. No flip-flops or goggles allowed.
Please see the attached letters concerning the two trips this term.
Tate Britain Visit 5th (4S and 4P) and 7th (4H and 4F) of February
(***PLEASE NOTE*** Children MUST arrive at 8:45am as the classes will be leaving promptly at 8:50am in order to make the required Museum arrival time of 9:45am)
Science Museum Visit 24th (4H and 4F) and 26th (4S and 4P) of February
We are very proud to provide a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to attend class cooking sessions during school hours. Sessions commenced in September and an annual voluntary contribution of £12.00 to cover the cost of ingredients has been uploaded to your Laser school cashbook. Your prompt payment is really appreciated.
Cookery & Gardening this term is on the week commencing: 20th January
4P - Monday 20th January
4H - Tuesday 21st January
4S - Wednesday 22nd January
4F - Friday 24th January
Visit to Crêperie Cila
As part of our Spring Term French challenge ‘Quelle est la meilleure recette de crêpes?’ (What's the best crêpe recipe), Year 4 will be visiting Crêperie Cila on Northfields Avenue in February. During the visit, children will get to put their French skills to practise by ordering their own crêpe and drink in French. The visits will take place during their French lesson time on the following dates:
Thursday 13th February: 4P & 4S
Thursday 27th February: 4H & 4F
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 this visit is £4 and is available to pay on Laser. 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.
(wb: 20/1) This week the children will be learning standard written method for 1-digit by 2-digit/3-digit with and without exchanging. Further extension will include missing digit problems for this method
Below is the RUBRIC for this learning journey:
(wb: 20/1) In English this week, the children will be completing receiving their cold write feedback, Wagolls and Rubrics to prepare for the first drafts of their mythical creature character descriptions.
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 children read for at least 20 minutes daily, fill in their reading record with the pages that they have read and note down any new or unfamiliar words that they have come across. Journals must then be checked and signed by parents each day. Teachers will check the journals on a weekly basis and provide children with stickers if they are reading every day.
Our recommended reading lists contain 40 age-appropriate books for children in each year group (see PDF below). 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.
Children will be bringing 2 books to read at home on at least a fortnightly basis. One of the books will be banded at their appropriate colour level and the other can be their own free choice, which may be 'an easy read' or a book of interest that parents may like to read of to share with their child at home.
- 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.
Dictation: 17th January
***NEW*** Investigation of the month!
Which One Doesn't Belong?
TT Rockstars has been hugely popular over the last year with last year, 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's details. 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.