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Welcome to Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Staff

The teachers in Year 4 are Miss Kirk, Mrs Swan and Miss Goodwin

The teaching assistants are Mr Howie and Miss Boswell.

Topic

We teach the subject areas through a topic based curriculum.

Long Term Plan: Long Term Plan Year 4

 

The topic for Term 1 is I am Warrior.

Term 1 Curriculum information and enrichment opportunities: https://sway.office.com/J7RxMwoCRMgyDAez?ref=Link

The topic for Term 2 is Traders and Raiders

Term 2 Curriculum information and enrichment opportunities: https://sway.office.com/mW0ej4oQ9anoOvkt?ref=Link

The topic for Term 3 is Potions.

Term 3 Curriculum information and enrichment opportunities: https://sway.office.com/2moChIuMiVV8mlT3?ref=Link

The topic for Term 4 is Misty Mountain Sierra

Term 4 Curriculum information and enrichment opportunities: https://sway.office.com/YBUnUJQaan0gWgrk?ref=Link

The topic for Term 5 is Blue Abyss

Term 5 Curriculum information and enrichment opportunities: https://sway.office.com/u2HZtGLwry3AyFJa?ref=Link

The topic for Term 6 is Road trip USA

Term 6 Curriculum information and enrichment opportunities: https://sway.office.com/hYuP6sIbKkoLH9ZG?ref=Link

 

Homework

Seesaw is a secure online account which we use to communicate with parents, assign homework and share your child’s learning journey. Your child will receive weekly English and Maths homework on Seesaw. This is based on the learning that they have completed that week in class. It is assigned on a Thursday and needs to be submitted by the following Tuesday.

At Gordon Children’s Academy, we value reading as a crucial life skill. By the time children leave us, most children read confidently for meaning and regularly enjoy reading for pleasure. Our readers are equipped with the tools to tackle unfamiliar vocabulary. We encourage our children to see themselves as readers for both pleasure and purpose.

We use Rigby Rocket and Collins Big Cat books in school which follow the UK Book Band colours. This is to expose the children to a wide range of text types, characters and settings. Children are provided with a home reading book at their level. They are expected to read this daily. When a child has a reading age of 11+ years, they then move onto free reader.

Band: Copper (Age appropriate for Year 3)
Band: Topaz (Age appropriate for Year 3)

Band: Ruby (Age appropriate for Year 4)
Band: Emerald (Age appropriate for Year 4)

Band: Sapphire (Age appropriate for Year 5)

Band: Diamond (Age appropriate for Year 6)
Band: Pearl (Age appropriate for Year 6)

As well as the academic homework, including daily reading that the children complete, we want to encourage and celebrate the children’s creative side. The children are encouraged to use their thinking hats to create a piece of homework that we can share with the whole school community, including parents, at parent’s evening.  They can pick from one of the suggested ideas included in the curriculum information sway above or create an idea of their own. The children will vote for the most creative homework (green hat thinking) from each class. Good luck!

English

The text for Term 1 is Thieves of Ostia and from this we will be writing a diary entry and a newspaper report.

The information below provides details about the areas of learning that you child will cover whilst in Year 4. Children are expected to meet these requirements by the end of Year 4. These are based on the guidance from the National Curriculum (September 2014).

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335186/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_English_220714.pdf

Maths

In Term 1, we will be learning about place value in four digit numbers and recalling our times tables.

The information below provides details about the areas of learning that your child will cover in Year 4. Children are expected to meet these requirements by the end of Year 4. These are based on the guidance by the National Curriculum 2014.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335158/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Mathematics_220714.pdf

Curriculum Website Links

The below websites may be useful for supporting your child further with their learning:

TopMarks – English and Maths games online http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

Spelling Shed https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb

TT Rockstars https://ttrockstars.com/ 

BBC Bitesize learning http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/

National Geographic https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

NASA Kids Club https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html

Natural History Museum https://www.nhm.ac.uk/