Year 4 Preview Learning Archive

 


11 October 2021

At school

This week in English we will be doing a shared write changing prose into a play script, this week we will look in depth into play scripts and understanding why they are important. At the end of the week the children will be acting out and creating their own play. We will be also learning how to use a dictionary correctly.

 

In Maths, we will be adding two 4-digit numbers with one exchange, adding two 4-digit numbers with more than one exchange, recapping subtracting a 3-digit number from a 3-digit number with no exchange, subtracting two 4-digit numbers with no exchange and recapping subtracting a 3-digit number from a 3-digit number with no exchange.

Good websites to look at for maths this week-

Addition and subtraction – Year 4 – P5 – Maths Collection – Home Learning with BBC Bitesize – BBC Bitesize

Year 4 Addition & Subtraction (1) (snappymaths.com)

 

During our topic session this week we will be looking and learning about human geography, including: types of settlements and land use.

At home

Please complete pages 12 and 13 in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, Monday 18.10.21.

Spellings:

The spelling we are focusing on this week are: caught, century, centre and certain. Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 3/4 word list each half term.

Have a wonderful week,

Miss Norton

 


04 October 2021

At school

This week in English we will be finishing off our new versions of Narnia. After that we will be moving onto a new topic of Play scripts! We will be reading and exploring a play script through drama and identifying features of a play script using a key. We will also be finishing sharing drama sketches and studying a piece of writing and using a key system to identify the key features.

In Maths, we will be adding and subtracting 1s, 10s, 100s and 1,000s, recapping on adding two 3-digit numbers not crossing 10 or 100 and adding two 4-digit numbers with no exchange.

During our topic session this week we will be looking at making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment.

 

At home

Please complete pages 10 and 11 in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, Monday 11.10.21.

Spellings:

The spelling we are focusing on this week are: build, busy, business and calendar. Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 3/4 word list each half term.

 

Have a wonderful week,

Miss Norton


27 September 2021

At school

This week in English we will be continuing to be looking at atmospheres in settings. Throughout this week, we will be writing our own version of Narnia, looking closely at the description of settings and character development. During this week we will be using the skills we have learnt in the past few weeks and use it to create a new portal story getting inspiration from Narnia. In grammar, we will be focusing on learning how to use paragraphs to organise ideas around a theme

In maths, we will be looking at counting in our 25’s, introducing negative numbers and looking at Roman numerals.

Great link for Roman Numerals-

Roman numerals – KS2 – Maths – Home Learning with BBC Bitesize – BBC Bitesize

During our topic session this week we looking to be able record findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables. Also using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions

At home

Please complete pages 8 and 9 in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, Monday 4.10.21.

Spellings:

The spelling we are focusing on this week are: arrive, believe, bicycle and breath.

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 3/4 word list each half term.

 

Have a wonderful week,

Miss Norton


20 September 2021

At school

This week in English we will be continuing to be looking at atmospheres in settings. Throughout this week, we will be writing our version of Narnia, looking closely at the description of settings and character development. In grammar, we will be focusing on learning how to edit and improve our work.

BBC Bitesize- Settings-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zdfytrd

 

In maths, we will be looking at number lines to 10,000, finding 1, 10, 100 more or less of a number, 1,000 more or less of a number and comparing and ordering numbers to 1,000.

BBC Bitesize quiz for 1000 more or less of a number- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zw267yc

 

During our topic session this week we will continuing to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study by learning about the significance of a royal heir in securing the power of a monarchy..

At home

Please complete pages 6 and 7 in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, Monday 27.09.21.

 

Spellings:

The spelling we are focusing on this week are: address, answer, although and appear.

Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 3/4 word list each half term.

Remember:

Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary, write three comments about the book you are currently reading and make sure your parents have signed it. I will collect them on Friday.

 

Have a wonderful week,

Many thanks,

Miss Norton


13 September 2021

This week in English we will be continuing to be looking at atmospheres in settings. We will be reading a new story called “Elf Road” and will be comparing it to Narnia.

In grammar, we will be closely looking at expanded noun phrases.
BBC Bitesize has a great explanation of what an expanded noun phrase is.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwwp8mn/articles/z3nfw6f

In maths, we will be rounding to the nearest 100, counting in 1,000s, representing numbers to 10,000, 1,000s, 100s, 10s and 1 and partitioning numbers.

During our topic session this week we will be learning about the arrival of King William and the Normans in 1066.

At home
Please complete pages 2 and 3 in the CGP comprehension book. You will need to bring this back to school, completed, Monday 13.09.21.

Spellings:
The spelling we are focusing on this week are: accident, accidentally, actual and actually.
Please practise these at home. You will be tested on all the words on the Year 3/4 word list each half term.
Remember:

Keep recording your reading daily reading in your home/school diary, write three comments about the book you are currently reading and make sure your parents have signed it. I will collect them on Friday.

Many thanks,
Miss Norton


06 September 2021

Year 4 Preview Learning: Week commencing 6th September

This week in English we will be diving into our new text- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. We will be looking closely at settings and imaginary worlds. Our focus throughout this half term will be creating atmosphere in settings.

Our spellings this week will be revising Year 1 & 2 and Year 3 & 4 high frequency words.

In grammar, we will be looking closely at descriptive language, this will enable us to describe settings in an interesting and detailed way.

In maths, we will be starting our place value unit. We will be especially focusing on Numbers to 1,000, 100s, 10s and 1s, number lines to 1,000, rounding to the nearest 10. As times tables are extremely important in year 4, I will be setting Purple Mash times table questions twice a week to be done at home. The children have their user names and passwords in their homework diary. I will be showing the children how to access this at home, please contact me if there are any problems.

Your children will be bringing home a place value white rose maths booklet. The work in the booklet will reflect the work we will be doing in class so it would helpful if your child had a go at home! This will not be expected to be brought back into School.

I will also be sending home a comprehension book, one comprehension a week will be expected to be completed and we will mark as a whole class on a Friday.

The children are also expected to read at least 3 times a week and write 3 comments about their book. Homework diaries will be checked daily.

Many thanks for your support, looking forward to smashing Year 4 with your wonderful children! Please do not hesitate to come and talk to me if there are any problems!

Miss Norton