Year 4 Preview Learning Archive

05 July 2021

This week in English we will be writing a persuasive letter. We will be focussing on identifying the features of a letter, comparing formal and informal letters, we will be eventually planning our own persuasive letter at the end of the week!

Our spellings for the week are words- Week 5 Adverbials of frequency and possibility-

  • regularly
  • occasionally
  • frequently
  • usually
  • rarely
  • perhaps
  • maybe
  • certainly
  • possibly
  • probably

 

In grammar, we will be learning about similes-a figure of speech involving the comparison of one thing with another thing of a different kind, used to make a description more emphatic or vivid (e.g., as brave as a lion, crazy like a fox).

In maths, we will be continuing to look at shape and direction. Focussing on – quadrilaterals, triangles, lines of symmetry and horizontal and vertical lines.

Many thanks for your support, have a lovely week!
Miss Norton


28 June 2021

This week in English we will be exploring different ways to persuade someone.

Our spellings for the week are words- Week 5 Adverbials of frequency and possibility-

  • regularly
  • occasionally
  • frequently
  • usually
  • rarely
  • perhaps
  • maybe
  • certainly
  • possibly
  • probably

In grammar, comparative and superlative adjectives e.g. small, smaller, smallest.

In maths, we will be focusing on properties of Shape- turns and angles, right angles in shapes, comparing angles, identifying angles, ordering angles and recognising and describing 2-D shapes.

Many thanks for your support!
Miss Norton


21 June 2021

Throughout this week we will be revising what the children have learnt so far in Year 4, this is so I can assess and give as much information to Miss Thom as possible. This week is nothing to worry about, all I want the children to do is their best! J

This week in English we will be revising all of the skills and features of English we have learnt so far in Year 4. We will also be creating our on fact file about our favourite animals. Please could you help your children to find out about their chosen animal using either the internet or books you already have at home. We have a lot of books at school the children can use if home research is a problem.

Our spellings for the week are words- Adding the suffix-ous (Words ending in ‘y’ become ‘i’ and words ending in ‘our’ become ‘or’) –

  • various
  • furious
  • glorious
  • victorious
  • mysterious
  • humorous
  • glamorous
  • vigorous
  • odorous
  • rigorous

In grammar, we will be revising all of the skills learnt so far in Year 4.

In maths, we will be revising everything we have learnt and see what we can remember.

Many thanks for your support!

Miss Norton


14 June 2021

This week in English we will be editing and writing up our own Warning Story in best! We will also be looking at endings, focusing on the different types and the ones which create suspense.

Our spellings for the week are words- Adding the suffix -ous (no definitive root word)

  • tremendous
  • enormous
  • jealous
  • serious
  • hideous
  • fabulous
  • curious
  • anxious
  • obvious
  • gorgeous

In grammar, we will be learning about the difference between using a and an.

In maths, we will be learning how to: interpret charts comparison, sum and difference, introducing line graphs. We will also be finishing off our time lessons.

As times tables are important, I will be continuing to expect the children to test themselves 4 times a week on Purple Mash. Please let me know if there are any problems with this. You can adapt the time given by pressing on custom.

Many thanks for your support, have a lovely week!

Miss Norton

 


07 June 2021

This week in English we will be continuing to learn about Narrative Warning stories, we will be looking at stories which have a meaning or message at the end. We will be learning about a story called “The Caravan” and will be writing our own version of it.

Our spellings for this week are- Adding the suffix -ous (no change to the root word)

  • dangerous
  • poisonous
  • mountainous
  •  joyous
  • synonymous
  •  hazardous
  • riotous
  • perilous
  • momentous
  • scandalous

In grammar, we will be learning about homophones and using them in our writing.

In maths– Please practise telling the time at home! We will be continuing to be learning about hours, minutes and seconds, years, months, weeks and days, analogue to digital and the 24 hour clock. As telling the time is so important we will be continuing to practise reading a digital and an analogue clock.

As times tables are important, I will be continuing to expect the children to test themselves 4 times a week on Purple Mash. Please let me know if there are any problems with this. You can adapt the time given by pressing on custom.

Many thanks for your support, have a lovely week!
Miss Norton

 


24 May 2021

This week in English we will be learning about Narrative Warning stories, we will be looking at stories which have a meaning or message at the end. We will be learning about a story called “The Caravan” and will be writing our own version of it.

Our spellings for the week are words ending with -ar/ -er

  • calendar
  • grammar
  • regular
  • particular
  • peculiar
  • popular
  • consider
  • remember
  • quarter
  • integer

In grammar, we will be learning about the use of an exclamation mark for impact.

In maths, we will be learning how to: Please practise telling the time at home! We will be learning about hours, minutes and seconds, years, months, weeks and days, analogue to digital and the 24 hour clock.
As times tables are important, I will be continuing to expect the children to test themselves 4 times a week on Purple Mash. Please let me know if there are any problems with this.

You can adapt the time given by pressing on custom.

Many thanks for your support, have a lovely week!
Miss Norton

 


17 May 2021

This week in English we will be learning about Narrative Warning stories, we will be looking at stories which have a meaning or message at the end. We will be focussing on looking at examples of Warning stories and will reflect and create our own tool kit for when we eventually write our own.

Our spellings for the week are words- adding the prefix non-(meaning ‘not’)

  • non-stick
  • non-stop
  • non-starter
  • non-smoker
  • nonsense
  • non-fiction
  • non-drip
  • non-violent
  • non-profit
  • non-believer

In grammar, we will be learning about the use of an exclamation mark for impact.

In maths, we will be learning how to: Tell the time to 5 minutes, tell the time to the minute, using a.m. and p.m, 24-hour clock and all about hours, minutes and seconds.
As times tables are important, I will be continuing to expect the children to test themselves 4 times a week on Purple Mash. Please let me know if there are any problems with this.  You can adapt the time given by pressing on custom.

Many thanks for your support, have a lovely week!
Miss Norton


10 May 2021

This week in English we will be learning about Narrative poems. We will be exploring different types of Narrative poetry, will act out different poetry, discuss their features, and will eventually write our own poems about a chosen narrative.

Our spellings for the week are words Week 4 Adding the prefix ex- (meaning ‘out’)–

  • exit
  • extend
  • explode
  • excursion
  • exchange
  • export
  • exclaim
  • expel
  • external
  • exterior

In grammar, we will be learning how to use appropriate choice of pronouns or nouns.

In maths, we will be learning how to: Adding money, subtracting money, using the 4 operations involving money and revising giving change.
As times tables are important, I will be continuing to expect the children to test themselves 4 times a week on Purple Mash. Please let me know if there are any problems with this. You can adapt the time given by pressing on custom.

Many thanks for your support, have a lovely week!
Miss Norton


04 May 2021

Hope you had a lovely Bank Holiday!

This week in English we will be learning to continue to identify successful features of an explanation text. Also, to edit and improve our own writing. To plan an explanation text using a boxed up plan and write an effective opening to an explanation text.

Our spellings for the week are words –Adding the prefix auto-(meaning ‘self’ or ‘own’)

  • autograph
  • autobiography
  • automatic
  • autofocus
  • autocorrect
  • autopilot
  • autorotate
  • automobile
  • autonomy
  • autocue

In grammar, we will be revising- Prepositions to express time.

In maths, we will be learning how to: use Pounds and pence, how to order money, estimating money and recapping converting pounds and pence.

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


26 April 2021

This week in English we will be learning how to adapt a text to create an adapted version by substitution. Also to create a boxed up plan for an explanation text. To write an effective opening to an explanation text. To write an effective explanation text.

Our spellings for the week are words – Adding the prefix anti-(meaning ‘against’)

  • antiseptic
  • anticlockwise
  • antisocial
  • antidote
  • antibiotic
  • antivenom
  • anti-ageing
  • antifreeze
  • antiperspirant
  • antigravity

In grammar, they children will be learning how to extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although, while.

In maths, we will be learning how to: Compare decimals, order decimals, round decimals and revise halves and quarters.

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

 


22/03/2021

This week in English, we will be continuing with our work on Myths and Legends. Throughout this week we will be preparing for the children to use a known text to create our own piece of narrative writing and creating a tool box to help to write.

Our spellings for the week are words -Word Families Based on common words, showing how words are related in form and meaning-

  • solve
  • solution
  • insoluble
  • dissolve
  • solvent
  • sign
  • signature
  • assign
  • design
  • signal

In grammar, we will be learning about, revising speech punctuation and integrating dialogue effectively.

In maths, we will be learning to: Divide 1 or 2-digits by 100 and hundredths on a place value grid.

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 continued support, have a lovely week!

Miss Norton


15th March 2021

This week in English, we will be continuing with our work on Myths and Legends. We are going to introduce the children to the story of Perseus and the Gorgon and Icarus. Understand how to write in 3rd and 1st person and plan our own myth following the same story structure as Icarus.

Our spellings for the week are

  • phone
  • phonics
  • microphone
  • telephone
  • homophone
  • real
  • reality
  • realistic
  • unreal
  • realisation

In grammar, we will be learning about, use conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to expand sentences.

In maths, we will be learning to: Divide 1-digit by 10, Divide 2-digits by 10 and look at Hundredths as decimals.

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 continued support, have a lovely week!

Miss Norton


8th March

Spellings

This week in spellings we will be focusing on word families based on common words, showing how words are, related in form and meaning.

  • phone
  • phonics
  • microphone
  • telephone
  • homophone
  • real
  • reality
  • realistic
  • unreal
  • realisation

Maths

In Maths this week we will be moving onto a new topic which is decimals. Obviously decimals can be seen to be rather tricky but we will be taking it a step at a time.

The topics we will cover this week in maths will be, tenths and hundredths, tenths as decimals, tenths on a place value grid and tenths on a number line.

 

English

In English this week we will be learning about a new topic, Myths and Legends. Throughout this term we will be exploring many Myths and Legends.

With the use of Talk 4 Writing, we will encapsulate the features and powers of Myths and Legends by eventually creating our own.

 

So glad to have all of the children back at School! Super excited to continue with our Year 4 journey.

In these next few weeks, my main aim is to allow the children to settle back into the school routine. Please do not hesitate to contact me via the School office if you have any questions.

 

Miss Norton


5th January 2021

Welcome back!

This week in spellings we will be focusing on homophones & near homophones. The spellings are

  • accept
  • except
  • affect
  • effect
  • aloud
  • allowed
  • weather
  • whether
  • whose
  • who’s

The BBC website has a lot of useful information about homophones.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/english-ks2-wonderful-words-homophones/z732t39

In English this week we will be learning about a new topic, Myths and Legends. Throughout this term we will be exploring many Myths and Legends. With the use of Talk 4 Writing we will encapsulate the features and powers of Myths and Legends by eventually creating our own.

In Maths this week, we will be continuing with Multiplication and Division. Our main focus this week is revising previous lessons and then exploring the use of Multiplication and Division in word problems. Please continue to practise times tables with your child. In the Maths homework book, please make sure your children have tried to complete all Multiplication and Division pages.

Many thanks for your continued support, I hope you all had a relaxing Christmas Break!

Miss Norton


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,