Year 4 2022 - 2023

Mrs Jones

Welcome to Year 4!

Teacher

Mrs Jones

Teaching Assistants

Miss Hardern, Miss Owen, Miss Johnstone, Mrs Knight.

Class Project Autumn - 1066

1066

We’re travelling back to 1066, probably the most famous date in English history. These are troubled times and there is danger afoot. A much loved king is dead and a French Duke has staked a claim for our kingdom. Discover a changing England, shaped by shires, protected by castles and ruled by foreign knights. Use the famous Bayeux Tapestry to explore the significant events of 1066. What happened when, and how did William of Normandy come to be called the Conqueror? Design a castle with defences strong enough to hold back the enemy. What about a space for fine dining and revelry? Try and build a happy (but safe) home. You’re the architect. Are you ready for the Norman invasion? Then don your armour and watch your back.
 
Literacy
Our Autumn 1 text is Gorilla by Anthony Browne
 
gorilla.jpg

We will be covering these objectives throughout the unit.

Writing composition 
• Plan writing by discussing the structure, vocab and grammar of similar writing
• Discuss and record ideas
• Compose and rehearse sentences orally
• Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors
• Build an increasing range of sentence structures
• In narratives, create settings, characters and plot
• Assess the effectiveness of own and others’ writing

Our Spring 1 text is Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister.

Leon and the Place Between : Mcallister/Grahame Baker-Smith, Angela,  Baker-Smith, Grahame: Amazon.co.uk: Books

In this unit our writing outcome is to write Leon's secret diary about what is really happening in 'the place between', including conversations between Leon and the boy.

We will be masterring

  • Extending the range of sentences with more than one clause. Using when, if, because,although.
  • Recognise the difference between plural and possessive 's'
  • Use small details to describe characters, time, mood and place.
  • Use first person consistentlyand write in consistent past tense.
  • Write in chronological order with an opening and closing paragraph.

 

 

Image result for Escape from Pompeii Christina Balit. Size: 201 x 204. Source: www.murdochbooks.com.au

Spring 2 - Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit.

Our final outcome will be writing about the day Mount Vesuvius erupted, from the point of view of a child that was there.

We will be mastering

• Write a sequence of events to follow the structure of the model story
• Write an opening paragraph and further paragraphs for each stage
• Create dialogue between characters that shows their relationship with each other
• Use 3rd or 1st person consistently
• Use tenses appropriately
• Add historical detail to characters, settings and events.

 

 

Reading

  • Please read daily with your child and record it on the Go Read app. We will also log any whole class or group reads.

Maths

Across the Autumn term, in Maths we will be covering:

Place Value

Recognise place value of each digit of a 4 digit number

Order and compare numbers beyond 100

Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000

Addition and subtraction

Find 1000 more or less than a given number

Add and subtract numbers usinf the formal written method

Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers

Measure

Convert between different units of measure

Measure and calculate perimeters

During the Spring Term we will be covering

Multiplication and Division

Multiply and divide mentally

Recall timestables facts up to 12 x 12 

Factor pairs

Written methods 

Efficient multiplication

Measurement

Area

Fractions

Equivalent fractions

Fractions greater than 1

Add and subtract fractions

Subtract from whole amounts

Decimals

Recognise tenths and hundredths

Tenths/Hundredths as decimals/on a place value grid/on a number line

Divide 1 and 2 digits by 10

 

At the end of Y4, children are required to take the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC). A good way to prepare is start early and build a daily routine practising the times tables. With regular practise children will learn all the questions and gain confidence. Research suggests that practising for 10 to 15 minutes a day will provide optimal results.

This a link to current government guidance 

Information for parents: 2022 multiplication tables check (publishing.service.gov.uk)

 

We will be doing lots of practice in school, however, if you would like your child to have extra practice at home they will have their ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ username and password readily available to use on - https://play.ttrockstars.com/

The Mathsframe timestables check is set up in a very similar way to the MTC and can be found by clicking on the link below.

Multiplication Tables Check - Mathsframe

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Homework

Homework will be set online on a Friday and will need to be completed by Tuesday.

 

Project homework and knowledge organisers will be available to view every term on this webpage,Pl

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