Welcome Beaver Class!
I hope everybody had a lovely break and ready to return to school for our final term!
In English, we are reading a book called "The Village that Vanished" by Ann Grifalconi. This book is how the Yao people saved their village from the slavers. We will be exploring emotions through writing a diary entry, acting and gathering points to write a balanced argument as to whether Chimwala should've stayed in the village or left with the others.
In Science, we will be learning all about the states of matter. We are looking forward to conducting experiments which will involve exploring melting, cooling and evaporation.
In Geography, we have started our new unit called "Investigating Coasts." We will be looking at different coastal areas in the UK and around the world. The children have will be using Digimaps like Google Maps to plot and locate different coasts.
The children will be taking their Year 4 Times Table Check on Monday 21st June. The children are expected to be able to recall all of their times tables up to 12x12. Please ensure your child is practicing their times tables regularly. This is a great website/mock test to practice: https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/
In PE, we will be working on our athletics skills and preparing for Sports Day on Wednesday 23rd June (afternoon).
- June 21st Year 4 Times Tables Check
- June 23rd Sports Day (afternoon only)
- Homework books are due on Friday 11th June
- Please come to school wearing your PE kits – PE is every Tuesday
- Please practice your times tables regularly
- Reading records must be in school every day.
Please scroll down to find some pictures of what we have been up to this term!
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Jamie - Seaside Senses Homework
Science - Evaporation Experiment
English - Role Play
Class Pictures - Summer Term
Class Pictures - Spring 2
Beaver Class World Book Day - BFG
BBC Educational Programming
The link below is an educational package offered by BBC Bitesize that has been created to help and support children with their online learning.
The link below will direct you to Spellings Frame - A game that focuses on learning specific Year 4 spelling rules
PE Virtual Games
Beaver Class Christmas photo
Christmas audio production
Year 4 - Multiplication test
In June, the new Year 4 Multiplication test will become statutory. Your child will need to take a short online test to make sure their times tables knowledge is at the expected level, answering questions up to 12x12. As well as practicing times tables and Rockstars at school, please ensure your child is recalling multiplication facts at home too. You can find further information about the test at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/multiplication-tables-check-development-process
Below I have attached a link to what the Year 4 times tables test will look like, this will be very useful for children to use at home: https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/
Reminders for Autumn 2:
-PE day is on Tuesday
-13.11.12 - Children in Need: Children dress up in non-school uniform and bring a donation
-Wednesday 18th November 2020 - Roman Day: Children to dress up like a Roman for a fun packed day full of Roman activities
-Monday 14th December 2020 - Homework is due
Welcome back Year 4! This half term, we will be learning all about The Romans in Britain and this will be taught across the curriculum. In English, we will be learning how to write play scripts, fact files and non-chronological reports. We will be looking at instructions and recipes and learning how to write our own as well as follow the instructions. We will be even making Roman inspired honey cake!
In Maths, we will be learning all about measurement! We will measure in millimetres, centimetres, metres and kilometres. We will also be learning to find the perimeter of shapes. We will then move onto learning about multiplication and division. Please make sure your child is practicing their KIRFS and times tables up to 12x12.
In History, we will be learning all about The Romans in Britain. The children would've received their homework about the Romans in which they can continue their research at home. This is optional, but will be due on 14/12/20.
In science, we will be learning all about sound and how sound travels in waves. We will do lots of activities based on sound and apply it to our unit in music!
In computing, we will be coding and programming using a program called Scratch. Please continue to reinforce ESafety at home and have conversations about how to be safe online with your child.
A huge well done to those of you who have produced some excellent pieces of homework based on our class animal!
Simran J, Oliver H, Ellanna G, Eva-Blla,Izzy O and Jamie C.
Welcome to Beaver Class
- PE will be on Tuesdays, so make sure that your child brings their PE kit
- Independent Reading will be on Fridays and children can bring their own books from home
- We will be making lighthouses in DT - so please begin to save material that you would like to use in your project (toilet paper rolls, cardboard boxes, yogurt pots, etc.)
Welcome to Beaver class in Year 4 - I hope you all had a great break and are looking forward to start the school year as I am! We will be beginning by reading and completing some writing stories based on the book 'The Fox and the Star' by Caroline Bickford Smith.
In Maths, we will be starting our unit on place value. Currently in year 4, we will be learning values of four-digit numbers (thousands, hundreds, tens and ones). The children will be ordering, partitioning and rounding numbers and looking at negative numbers too. We will also be practising our times tables every day so that the children know all the way up to 12x12 by the end of the year. Continue to practise these at home starting off with the 6 times tables!
In guided reading, we will be reading a book called 'The Series of Unfortunate Events' written by Lemony Snicket. The novel tells the story of three children, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire, who become orphans following a fire and are sent to live with Count Olaf, who attempts to steal their inheritance and these orphans face as told - a series of unfortunate events!
In Geography, we will be learning about “our place in Europe”. This will involve learning European country names, areas and capital cities - you can support your child’s learning at home by having conversations about where you live (continent, country, city and town) as well as different friends and family members that may live elsewhere and finding European countries and what their flags look like!
In science, we will be learning all about electricity and making electrical circuits. This will lead into our DT unit where we will be making our very own lighthouses that light up! You might want to start saving material that you would like to use in your project (toilet paper rolls, cardboard boxes, yogurt pots, etc.)
I look forward to starting school and welcoming you all to Beaver class and I hope you enjoy your first term! Please check this class page for any updates and to check out the learning we are getting up to!