Year 4 Preview Learning Archive

7th December 2020

This week in English, we will be researching our own topic to write a new Non-chronological report. This will give them the opportunity to show the skills they have learnt in the past few weeks. The children will also be editing and assessing their own work to see how they can improve it.

During this week, it would be great if you could allow time for your child to research their topic for their own non-chronological report. They will be writing their own report on Wednesday. The research can be basic facts such as what they eat? Where they are from etc… The children have all chosen their own topic and know what they need to research.

Our spellings for the week are: Words  with  the  Letter  Pattern  ‘ough’  Which  Make  the  Long  /o/, /oo/ or /or/ Sound.

  • though,
  • although,
  • dough,
  • through,
  • breakthrough,
  • thought,
  • bought,
  • brought,
  • fought,
  • ought.

 

In grammar we will be learning how to use question marks, exclamation marks and apostrophes.

 

In maths, we will be learning how to solve word problems using Multiplication and division.

This website also has lots of great activities to do- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmbtpg8

You can support your child’s learning by asking them to revisit any areas they are still unsure of on pages 1 to 18 in their maths workbook.

As times tables are extremely important, please practise with your children at least 3 times a week. Hit the button is also a good game for the children to practise answering questions whilst being timed. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Many thanks for your support, have a lovely week.

Miss Norton


30th November 2020

This week in English, we will be continuing to explore Non-Chronological reports- the children will be creating their own Non-Chronological Report about Dragons making sure to use all the features learnt in previous weeks.

Our spellings for the week are: Words with the Ending /shuhn/ Spelt Using ‘cian’

  • musician,
  • politician,
  • electrician,
  • magician,
  • mathematician,
  • dietician,
  • statistician,
  • technician,
  • clinician,
  • beautician

In grammar we will be learning how to use Plural & possessive‘s’.

In maths, we will be learning how to: use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; Multiplying 3 digits, recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations and multiply two-digit and three-digit numbers by a one-digit number using formal written layout.

As times tables are extremely important, please practise with your children at least 3 times a week. Hit the button is also a good game for the children to practise answering questions whilst being timed. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Many thanks for your support, have a lovely week.

Miss Norton


23rd November 2020

This week in English, we will be continuing to explore Non-Chronological reports- we will be using the features learnt last week to help us box up the text and then box up our own Non-Chronological Report.

Our spellings for the week are: Words with the Ending /shuhn/ Spelt Using ‘tion’.

  • Invention,
  • injection,
  • action,
  • question,
  • mention,
  • attraction,
  • translation,
  • devotion,
  • position
  • solution.

In grammar we will be learning how to use Plural & possessive ‘s’.

In maths, we will be learning how to: recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12, use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together three numbers.

As times tables are extremely important, please practise with your children at least 3 times a week. Hit the button is also a good game for the children to practise answering questions whilst being timed. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Many thanks for your support, have a lovely week.

Miss Norton


16th November 2020

This week in English, we will be exploring Non-Chronological reports. We will be looking closely at their features and how they are written.

Our spellings for the week are: Words with the Ending /shuhn/ Spelt Using ‘ssion’- expression, discussion, confession, permission, admission, transmission, possession, profession, depression and impression.

In grammar we will be learning how to use a comma after the reporting clause.

In maths, we will be learning to: estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence and find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares.

As times tables are extremely important, please practise with your children at least 3 times a week. Hit the button is also a good game for the children to practise answering questions whilst being timed. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Many thanks for your support, have a wonderful week.

Miss Norton


9th November 2020

This week in English, we will be learning about Play Scripts. As a class we will be writing one altogether, then individually the children will create their own. At the end of the week, the children will be able to act out their own Play Script.

Our spellings for the week are: words with the Ending /shuhn/ Spelt Using ‘ssion’

  • expression,
  • discussion,
  • confession,
  • permission,
  • admission,
  • transmission,
  • possession,
  • profession,
  • depression
  • impression.

In grammar we will be continuing to focus on inverted commas.

In maths, we will be learning to: Convert between different units of measure [for example, kilometre to metre; hour to minute] and measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure (including squares) in centimetres and metres.

As times tables are important, it would be a good idea to go on hit the button to practise answering questions whilst being timed. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Many thanks for your support, have a lovely week.

Miss Norton


2nd November 2020

This week in English we will be learning about the features of Play Scripts.

Our spellings for the week are Words with the Ending /shun/ Spelt Using ‘sion’. Expansion, extension, comprehension, tension, corrosion, supervision, fusion, conclusion, persuasion and suspension.

In Maths this week we will be learning how to solve two-step problems, estimate and use inverse operations. Every day we do a times table warm up so the children have the chance to practise or learn times tables they may be unsure of.

As times tables are important, it would be a good idea to go on hit the button to practise answering questions whilst being timed. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button. It is also a good idea to have a go at verbally going through times tables with your child so they become confident in their tables.

 

Many thanks for your support and kind words!

Miss Norton


19th October 2020

This week in English we will be focusing on answering comprehension questions, as well as writing a short story about a picture using lots of description.

Our spellings for the week are although, disappear, early, build, favourite, certain, enough, experience, important and report. We will not be sending spellings home over half term but it would be great if the children could practise the words they have already covered in our spelling tests.

In grammar we will be learning how use verb inflections correctly.

In maths, we will be learning to: subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of subtraction where appropriate and solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.  Every day we do a times table warm up so the children have the chance to practise or learn times tables they may be unsure of.

With regards to the Maths book which was sent home, please could you do at least one page with your children a week. This could be linked with what we will be learning about in class or something your child would like to work on.

As times tables are important, it would be a good idea to go on hit the button to practise answering questions whilst being timed. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button. It is also a good idea to have a go at verbally going through times tables with your child so they become confident in their tables.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Miss Norton


12th October 2020

This week in English, we will be continuing to learn about different types of poems; especially poetry around a theme. We will especially focusing on ‘Six Ways of Looking at the Moon.’  The children will have the chance to explore different types of poems and at the end of the week will create their own version.

Our spellings for the week are words with the Ending /shun/ Spelt Using ‘sion’ (Root Words Ends in ‘se’, ‘de’ or ‘d’). Division, confusion, collision, revision, inclusion, invasion, decision, television, erosion and explosion.

In grammar we will be learning how to use paragraphs correctly around a theme.

In maths, we will be learning to: add numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of subtraction where appropriate. Every day we do a times table warm up so the children have the chance to practise or learn times tables they may be unsure of.

With regards to the Maths book which was sent home, please could you do at least one page with your children a week. This could be linked with what we will be learning about in class or something your child would like to work on.

As times tables are important, it would be a good idea to go on hit the button to practise answering questions whilst being timed. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button. It is also a good idea to have a go at verbally going through times tables with your child so they become confident in their tables.

Many thanks for your support, have a lovely week,

Miss Norton


Week Commencing 5th October 2020

This week in English, we will be learning about different types of poems; especially poetry around a theme.

Our spellings for the week are words we will be learning about Homophones and Near Homophones, medal, missed, scene, board, which, meddle, mist, seen, bored and witch.

In grammar we will be learning how to use a dictionary and learning how to use connectives correctly.

In maths, we will be learning to: Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000 and reading Roman Numbers to 100.

As times tables are important, it would be a good idea to go on hit the button to practise answering questions whilst being timed. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Many thanks for your support, have a wonderful week,

Miss Norton


Week Commencing 28th Sept 2020

This week in English, we will be creating our own version of The Chronicles of Narnia, changing the main characters, portal etc. We will be using the skills learnt in previous weeks to help to create an imaginative version of the story.

Our spellings for the week are words with the Prefix ‘il-’ before a Root Word Starting with ‘l’ and words with the Prefix ‘ir-’ before a Root Word Starting with ‘r’.

  • illegal
  • illogical
  • illicit
  • irrelevant
  • irresponsible
  • illegible
  • illiterate
  • irregular
  • irrational
  • irresistible.

In grammar our focus this week will be expanded noun phrases. An expanded noun phrase gives much more detail than a simple noun phrase, for example: A helpful, friendly, maths teacher with a giant moustache

In maths, we will be learning how to: round any number to the nearest 10 100 or 1000 and solve number and practical problems.

As times tables are important, it would be a good idea to go on hit the button to practise answering questions whilst being timed. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Thank you for your continued support, hope you all have a lovely week!

Miss Norton


Week Commencing 21/09/2020

This week in English, we will be continuing with The Lion, the Witch and the wardrobe. We will be boxing up the story and innovating the story.

Our spellings for the week are Words  with  the  Prefix  ‘im-’  before  a  Root  Word  Starting  with ‘m’ or ‘p’, immature, impossible, imperfect, immovable, important, immeasurable, immortal, impatient, impolite, improper.

In grammar, we will be revising grammar skills from Year 3.

In maths, we will be learning how to: identify, represent and estimate numbers as well as focussing on our tables.

As times tables are important, it would be a good idea to go on hit the button to practise answering questions whilst being timed. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Have a wonderful week,

Miss Norton


Week commencing 14/9/20

This week in English, we will be continuing with The Lion, the Witch and the wardrobe.

We will be creating our own character and discovering the key features and patterns of language in an imaginary world text.

Our spellings for the week are words adding the prefix ‘in’ meaning ‘not’ or ‘into’ inactive, incorrect, inaccurate, insecure, indefinite, incomplete, infinite, inedible, inability and indecisive.

In grammar, we will be learning about fronted adverbials with a comma.

In maths, we will be learning to: count backwards including negative numbers, ordering and comparing numbers, identifying representing and estimating numbers.

As times tables are important, it would be a good idea to go on hit the button to practise answering questions whilst being timed. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Have a wonderful week,

Miss Norton


Week commencing 7/9/20

This week in English, we will be introducing a narrative with an Imaginary World. We will be creating our own imaginary world setting and discovering the key features and patterns of language in an imaginary world text. We will be starting The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe this week and will be using this text for our guided reading sessions.

Our spellings for the week are words with the ‘aw’ sound spelt ‘augh’ and ‘au’, caught, naughty, taught, daughter, autumn, clause, cause, astronaut, applaud and author.

In grammar, we will be learning about fronted adverbials.

In maths, we will be learning to: be able to recognise the place value of a four digit number and be able to find 1000 more or less of a given number.

As times tables are important, it would be a good idea to go on hit the button to practise answering questions whilst being timed. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Many thanks for your support,