Year 4 Preview Learning Archive

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,