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Year 4 2021 - 2022

Mrs Deakin

Miss Preugschat

Miss Gibson

Mrs Wilson

To contact Miss Preugschat email Year4@elton.cheshire.sch.uk

 

 

Welcome back Year 4.

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas holidays and had a well-deserved rest! I hope you are ready to learn as we step into our first spring term in year 4. I am extremely excited to get stuck in to our learning and I’m sure you will enjoy all of the interesting topics we are going to cover just as much as I will! There will be a big focus upon times tables this year to support you with the rest of your maths work and prepare you for the statutory multiplication tables check in June. We will be practising our times tables up to 12x12 every day in class and it would be great if you would continue this at home.

We have lots of exciting learning planned this term which will take place during our new topic Natural Disasters.  Our Geography this term will be taught through our topic of natural disasters. We will learn about the natural disasters that have happened all over the world, looking closely at the Bay of Naples in Italy and the famous Mount Vesuvius volcano eruption. We will look at contrasts of regions in the UK with the Bay of Naples.  

PE

PE will be on a Thursday and Friday afternoon. This term, Danielle (our sports coach) and Miss Preugschat will be teaching all of our PE units on these days. You need to have a labelled PE kit in school at all times, which can be taken home to be washed over the weekend or half termly. 

 

English

In English we will by focusing our learning around the books called Escape from Pompeii and When the Giant Stirred. We will continue to learn how to incorporate fronted adverbials, conjunctions and rich vocabulary in our writing. Our writing outcomes this term are story writing and persuasive leaflets.

Homework  and Reading

This year, Learning Log homework and Maths will be given out on a  Friday and returned on a Wednesday. Occasionally, we may give out a piece of homework that lasts for a longer period of time, such as a mini-project. Reading books need to be changed at least once a week and don’t forget to bring your Reading Journal and book in everyday, so that we can keep track of the books you are reading and so you can earn raffle tickets! You need to continue to learn your times tables at home as well as covering them in class, there will be a times table test every Friday.  

 

Times tables 

There will be a huge push on times tables this year in preparation for the statutory multiplication tables check in June 2022.  The multiplication tables check is an on-screen check consisting of 25 times tables questions. Your child will answer 3 practice questions before moving on to the official check, and will then have 6 seconds to answer each question. On average, the check should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. To support you in learning your times tables, you will have access to Times Table Rockstars at home and will be set a weekly times table to learn.

 

Spellings

Spelling lists will also be sent home at the beginning of a half term and are to be practised each week. It is important that you take the time to learn the spellings as it will impact on your English work. 

 

Water Bottles

It is really important, particularly at the moment, that you bring in your own water bottle every day. You must take it home each evening for it to be washed. Normally we would have extra cups for children in the classroom, but we are no longer allowed to do this as it increases the risk of cross contamination. Please bring your own, named bottle each day. You will be allowed to refill it throughout the day, if you drink all your water.

 

Miss Preugschat

 

Things to remember at a glance:

PE kits (black shorts/white t-shirt/trainers or pumps/tracksuit for colder weather)- THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

Reading books—EVERYDAY

Reading records - TUESDAY AND THURSDAY

Water bottles—EVERYDAY

Homework—WEDNESDAY

 

 

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Times Tables Rockstars

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Progression of Mathematics

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