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Year 4

Welcome

  Year 4
  Mr Emes 4E              Mrs Johnson 4J
emesg@leighton.cheshire.sch.uk johnsonl@leighton.cheshire.sch.uk

 

Other familiar faces to our classrooms:
Mrs Prince, Mrs Fawcett, Mrs Lucas and Miss Proctor

4E Class Councillor: Alfie Nickisson                 Deputy: 

4J Class Councillor: Skye Harrison                  Deputy: 

4E KiVa Ambassador: JMadison Critchley

4E Class Librarian: Joseph Stokoe

4J Class Librarian: Charlea Welch



Year 4 Autumn Overview

What are we learning?

Subject

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Subject

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Maths

Power Maths

Place Value: 4-digit numbers

Addition and Subtraction

 

 

Power Maths

Area

Multiplication and Division

Art

Habitats

Pencil skills and watercolour

Artist -Daniel Mackie

 

 

 

English

T4W

The Whale

Setting Narrative

 

Leaf

Outsider Narrative

D and T

 

Seasonal Food and Healthy Eating

Science

Living Things and their Habitats

 

Animals, including Humans

Humanities

Influential People - Mary Seacole

Rationing

Remembrance Day activity

All About Europe (including Russia)

 

Computing

Coding

Online Safety

Religious Education

What kind of world do we want to live in?

 

What do Christians believe God is like?

P.E.

O.A.A.

Hockey

Basketball

Badminton

Music

Folk music lessons with Love Music Trust

Musical Appreciation:

Symphony No. 5 by Beethoven (Classical) O Euchari by Hildegard (early) could contrast it with The Beloved Sun Rising For the Beauty of the Earth by Rutter (20th Century) 

Personal Development

KiVa

No Outsiders

KiVa

No Outsiders

German

A new phone (revising numbers and animals)

Preparing for the visit (revising seasons, months and days of the week)

Culture: Schultüte

Felix’s Birthday Celebration (revision clothes, birthday vocabulary. New-Ordinal Numbers)

The DVD (German letters and sounds)

Culture: Christmas

 

IMPORTANT YEAR 4 DATES 

 


Reminders

P.E. is now on Tuesday (hockey) and Thursday (Outdoor Adventurous Activities) - please send your child into school wearing full PE kit but consider the weather and ensure they have extra layers for playtimes, and during the day. Suntan cream or lotion may need to be applied in the morning. 

Water bottles  
Please clean the bottle each evening and send in with fresh water daily - not juice.
This helps us adhere to current safety regulations.

 


Supporting your child’s learning

Our Year 4 webpage contains links and guidance to involve you in your child's school learning journey. We very much view you as our team. Without your support, our aims are harder to achieve. This can be done through practising times tables, spellings and reading together. 
 


                                        Reading


We ask that children read for at least 30 minutes five times each week. Books sent home do not have to be completed all at once, and we strongly encourage an equal amount of questioning to ensure the text and vocabulary has been understood. If you are not sure how you can do this, please ask and look at this link
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-comprehension/ .

We have added a document that contains recommended reads for Year 4 children.  We will continue to update this termly.  Please let us know if there is a book that your child has really enjoyed and wish to have added to this document.

We have found a website that contains a large number of book recommendations for all year groups.  It is called 'The Reader Teacher' and can be located at https://www.thereaderteacher.com. Please let us know what you think of the recommendations.

Remember that when your child has read a book that they can complete a reading comprehension quiz on Accelerated Reader
If you feel your child needs more books than given, please look at the Cheshire Libraries catologue of online books.  Membership will be required.

Reading Online

             https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/         

             eResources (cheshireeast.gov.uk)


Freckle and Online Platforms

Each week we ask that your child uses Freckle. Daily use is recommended, with Adaptive Maths, Fact Practice and Focus Skills accessed across the week. Tasks set by your teacher will appear in Rucksack. These will often need completing before any other Freckle questions can be answered. Times Table Rockstars is also a great learning platform for practising times tables.

                      

 


Spellings

As well as looking out for spellings in our weekly email, by the end of Year 4 pupils are expected to read and spell the words listed below. Please give your child the best chance at learning these by choosing a few each week and practising how to read and spell these. The Year 1 and 2 Spelling List is also available to view in the Documents section at the bottom of this page.

 

T2 E 2088 2014 Curriculum Year 3 and 4 Spelling Word Mat

 


  

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spellings w/c 3.10.22

The spelling focus is -ed suffixes. Look at some of the examples below and try to understand patterns in the spellings when ed is added as a suffix to a verb:

play - played                   type - typed                 knit - knitted   

jumped - jumped            smoke - smoked          shop - shopped

cook - cooked                rule - ruled                    grab - grabbed        

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Y34 Statutory Spelling List 16th Sep 2020 Download
Year 4 Sex and Relationships Plan 06th Aug 2020 Download
Year 1 and 2 spellings 31st Aug 2021 Download
Recommended reads for year 4s 17th Sep 2021 Download