YEAR 4

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 Miss Roach Mr Alford (Team Leader) Mrs Bhatti  

Year 4 Autumn Term Newsletter

Spellings

Please click on the link below to access your child's spellings. Tests will be on Friday mornings.

SpellAnywhere Website 

 

Topic

This term the Year Four topic is Journey.  This is a whole school topic.  We will be looking at different parts of the story and using our imagination and creativity to think about different journeys we have been on and want to go on.  We will be specifically focusing on jungles and where they are located around the world.  We will also be looking at the history of some of the pacific islands – including studying Captain Cook. 

 

English

Reading                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Thank you to so many of you who have provided support to your child by reading with them at home. We will continue to look at the children’s reading journals during our Guided Reading sessions and give rewards/prizes to the children who have managed to read with an adult at least three times outside of school within the week. We will continue to set reading comprehension homework fortnightly, which should be completed so that your child can go through the comprehension with the teacher.

 

Writing 

During this half term we will be using the ‘Journey’ story as a stimulus for our lessons. In English, we will be using this much loved book for both our fiction and non-fiction writing, including story writing, newspaper reports and poetry.

Every week your child has plenty of opportunities to write. We encourage the children to write at length in many different subjects. We also have a weekly Big Write session where we focus on writing lots of different text types, e.g. traditional tale, diary entry, explanation text. 

 

To view the English Objectives that we will cover this year, please click on the link below:

Year 4 English Objectives

 

Maths

We will continue teaching our number, measurement, statistics and geometry strands in Maths throughout both terms. We will ensure that the children are challenged and their needs are met with suitable provision.  There will also be a greater focus on real life Mathematical problems. The children will be grouped into classes for their maths work (as Year 4) and we will continue to monitor the progress of the children to ensure that they are in a group that is appropriate to their ability and confidence. 

We will continue, where possible, set homework through the ‘MyMaths’ website.  We will be giving out weekly homework in the children’s homework books but will now also be using the MyMaths website to upload homework. Click on the link below to access MyMaths (Every child has now been given their logon details for the site, however if you need another copy, please ask your class teacher).

 

MyMaths