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Year 4

Welcome

                      Year 4
Mr Emes 4E              Mrs Smith 4S
emesg@leighton.cheshire.sch.uk smithb@leighton.cheshire.sch.uk

 

Other familiar faces to our classrooms:
Mrs Prince   Miss Gray  Mrs Robinson  

4E Class Councillor: Finley Hughes                  Deputy: Lola Thompson

4S Class Councillor: Ashton Ray                       Deputy: Ava Daly

4E Class Librarian:   Stanley Stokoe

4S Class Librarian:   Molly Cameron



Year 4 Summer Overview

What are we learning?

Subject

Summer 1

Summer 2

Subject

Summer 1

Summer 2

Maths

Power Maths

Decimals 2

Money

Time

 

Power Maths

Statistics

Geometry – angles and 2D shapes

Geometry – position and direction

 

Art

Romans

Collage and Mosaics

Artist – Emma Biggs

 

Romans

Collage and Mosaics

Artist – Emma Biggs

 

English

T4W

The Lost Happy Endings

Twisted Narrative & Persuasive Letter

 

Manfish

Invention Narrative

Recount - biography

D and T

Aqueducts - structures

Aqueducts - structures

Science

States of Matter

 

States of Matter

Humanities

How did the Romans change Britain?

Chester vs. Rome

The Roman Empire

How did the Romans change Britain?

Boudicca

Volcanoes and layers of the Earth

 

Computing

Effective Search

Animation

Hardware Investigators

Online Safety Lesson

Religious Education

Christianity

Does Love Really Exist?

 

Christianity

What Impact can I have on the World?

P.E.

Rounders

Outdoor Athletics

Sports Day

Tournaments

Dance

Music

Say Hello, Wave Goodbye

Rap, pulse and rhythm

Musical Appreciation

‘Bhabiye Akh Larr Gayee’ by Bhujhangy Group

Tropical Bird/Yellow Bird by Tropical Steel Band

 

Personal Development

KiVa

No Outsiders

Drugs and Alcohol - Alcohol

KiVa

No Outsiders

German

Feeling Unwell

Jungle Animals

The Weather

Ice Creams

 

 

IMPORTANT YEAR 4 DATES 

Monday, 15th April and Tuesday, 16th April 2024 - 4E and 4S Parents' Evenings

Thursday, 18th April 2024 - Chemistry with Cabbage

Friday, 19th April 2024 - Chemistry with Cabbage

Monday, 29th April 2024: Bikeability Level One

Tuesday, 30th April 2024: Bikeability Level One


Reminders

P.E. is now on Tuesday P.M. (Rounders) and Wednesday A.M. (Outdoor Athletics) - please send your child into school wearing full PE kit. A hat and/or sun cream protection may be needed in this summer term.  

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. Sun cream may now need to be applied in the morning as the weather improves. A hat will also provide some protection from the sun.

 


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 do our best to update this as the year progresses. 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

The Multiplication Check will take place in June 2024. Please ensure your child spends at least three minutes on Times Tables Rockstars EVERY day. Focus on times tables in this order: x2, x5, x10, then x3 and x4, followed by x6 and x8, and lastly x9, x11, x7 and x12 times tables. Regular practice will ensure success.

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 a great learning platform for practising times tables.

                      

 


Spellings

As well as looking out for spellings in our weekly email and the page section at the bottom of this webpage, 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

 


  

Useful websites for learning at home....

 

Accelerated reader

Freckle

TTRS

 

KiVa Games http://data.kivakoulu.fi/game1/en/login.html


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spellings w.b. 15.4.24

To be confirmed shortly

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