Year 4

Welcome to our Year 4 Classes

Your teachers are Mr. Babbs, Mrs. Sprowell (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs. Pointon (Thursday and Friday).

Our teaching assistants are Miss Robertson, Mrs. Robinson, Mrs. Singh and Mrs. Surgeon.

 

Home Learning

Week 2

Hamilton Maths & English

30th March

Y4 Week 2 Day 1

Y4 Week 2 Day 2

Y4 Week 2 Day 3

Y4 Week 2 Day 4

Y4 Week 2 Day 5

 

Year 4 Day 6

Year 4 Day 7

Year 4 Day 8

Year 4 Day 9

Year 4 Day 10

 

Pray for the World with Pope Francis

The month, in his monthly video, the Holy Father calls for us to pray for the world in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Let us all pray together for the sick, for the people who are suffering. We seek refuge under your protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our pleas — we who are put to the test — and deliver us from every danger. O glorious and blessed Virgin. I thank all Christians, all the men and women of good will who pray at this moment, in unison, whichever religious tradition they belong to.”

On Friday 27 March at 5pm UK time (6pm Rome), the Pope will pray on the steps of St Peter’s basilica. Although the square will be empty, there will be a period of Adoration and readings from Scripture. At the end of the service, the Holy Father will impart his Urbi et Orbi blessing and will offer a Plenary indulgence for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click here for the Vatican YouTube Channel.

 

Art Home Learning

Here’s a link to the website of author and illustrator Rob Biddulph. He is posting regular short video clips which will talk you through how to draw a range of wonderful things. Why not have a go at unleashing your creative side!

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

 

Home Learning

Good Vibrations Sound Game

Good Vibrations Sound Game Black and White

Good Vibrations Sound Game

 

Hamilton weekly maths and literacy

Week 1 Literacy

Year 4 Day 1

Year 4 Day 2

Year 4 Day 3

Year 4 Day 4

Year 4 Day 5

 

Week 1 Maths

Y4 Week 1 Day 1

Y4 Week 1 Day 2

Y4 Week 1 Day 3

Y4 Week 1 Day 4

Y4 Week 1 Day 5

 

Maths

Answers Mat 1

Mat 2

Mat 3

Mat 4

Mat 5

Mat 6

Year 4 Maths Activity Revision Booklet

 

Reading

Termly assessments

Term 1

T2-E-1636-Year-4-Reading-Assessment-Answer-Booklet

T2-E-1636-Year-4-Reading-Assessment-Marking-Scheme

T2-E-1636-Year-4-Reading-Assessment-Reading-Booklet

T-PA-860-Year-4-Term-1-Reading-Assessment-Spreadsheet

 

Term 2

T2-E-1682-Term-2-Year-4-Reading-Assessment-Answer-Booklet

T2-E-1682-Term-2-Year-4-Reading-Assessment-Booklet

T2-E-1682-Term-2-Year-4-Reading-Assessment-Marking-Scheme

T-PA-861-Year-4-Reading-Assessment-Spreadsheet-Term-2

 

Term 3

T2-E-1782-Term-3-Year-4-Reading-Assessment-Answer-Booklet

T2-E-1782-Term-3-Year-4-Reading-Assessment-Booklet

T2-E-1782-Term-3-Year-4-Reading-Assessment-Marking-Scheme

T-PA-862-Year-4-Reading-Assessment-Spreadsheet-Term-3

 

Overview

T2-E-1796-Reading-Assessment-Overview

 

Sound Survey

Sound Survey

 

States of Matter Crossword Home Learning Task

States of Matter Crossword Home Learning Task

 

Water Cycle Game Home Learning Task

Water Cycle Game Home Learning Task A4

Water Cycle Game Home Learning Task

 

Weekly Learning Projects

Week-1-Learning-Project-Y3_4

Week-2-Learning-Project-Y3_4

Week-3-Learning-Project-Y3_4

Week-4-Learning-Project-Y3_4

Week-5-Learning-Project-Y3_4

Week-6-Learning-Project-Y3_4

Week-7-Learning-Project-Y3_4

 

Other worksheets

Answers

cfe2-e-301-sight-and-sound-writing-prompts-activity-sheets

Fiction Revision Mat

Non Fiction Revision Mat

Poetry Revision Mat

Reading Revision Mat Guidance

T2-T-8376-Simple-Origami-Easter-Bunny-Rabbit-Paper-Craft

T2-T-8384-Simple-Origami-Easter-Egg-Paper-Craft

T2-T-8388-Simple-Origami-Easter-Carrot-Paper-Craft

The Mystery of the Missing Horse – Answers

The Mystery of the Missing Horse

t-m-30944-times-table-games

Year 4 Home Learning Pack Guidance and Answers

Year 4 Home Learning Pack

Year 4 Practical Ideas

Year 4 Spring-Themed Maths Activity Booklet

 

Useful Educational Websites

KS2:

https://myminimaths.co.uk/

https://play.ttrockstars.com/     (your child has a login and password)

 

Suitable for all:

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

https://kids.classroomsecrets.co.uk/

https://www.sumdog.com/    (your child has a login and password)

https://spellingframe.co.uk/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.hamilton-trust.org.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary

https://www.purplemash.com/      (your child has a login and password)

https://www.educationcity.com/     (your child has a login and password)

https://garethmetcalfe.wordpress.com/2020/03/17/live-maths-during-uk-covid-19-school-closures/

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

https://www.oddizzi.com/

http://www.first4maths.co.uk/product-category/free-resources/

 

 

Museum of Science and Industry Trip

17th March

Unfortunately, due to ongoing concerns about the Coronavirus, and following government guidelines, the Year 4 trip planned to the Museum of Science and Industry to Manchester on Monday 23rd March, has been post-poned. A new date will be arranged for the future and you will be informed accordingly.

 

World Book day on Thursday 5th March

Please can we remind your child to bring in their favourite book (age appropriate) on the day.

In addition, to bring in any materials to design their favourite character using a wooden spoon which will be provided by school.

Thank you for your support.
Year 4 Teachers

 

Museum of Science and Industry Trip

On Monday, 23rd March the children in Year 4 will be visiting The Museum of Science and Industry, in Manchester City Centre. The museum is a celebration of inventions both old and new. This visit supports the work we have been doing in Year 4 on the Industrial Revolution and child labour.

A contribution of £3.75 is requested to cover the cost of the trip and I would be grateful if you could send the money into school by Thursday, 5th March. You can pay online direct into the school bank account (sort code 05-07-22 account number 24989920).

The coach will be leaving school at 9.00 am prompt on Monday morning at returning at approximately 3.15 pm. Given that there may be traffic congestion on our return journey, we need to warn you that we could be delayed.

At the museum the children will watch two shows based around weaving and what life during the Industrial Revolution was like. The children will also have the chance to see a working steam engine and even some of the railway exhibition. Please ensure that your child is wearing a suitable coat as we will be outside for some of the time.

The children will need to bring a packed lunch (in a plastic bag) on this day. This can be supplied by school, if you require a school packed lunch please book in advance.

Please note that school may be unable to run trips without the parental contribution.

Please email acolgan@st-vincents.rochdale.sch.uk to: (By 5th March 2020)

  • · Give permission for your child to attend.
  • · Confirm that your donation of £3.75 has been made.
  • · To advise if a school packed lunch is required.

Thank you for your support.

Yours sincerely,

Mr S Callaghan (Head Teacher)

(Photographs to follow soon)

 

PE Timetable

DayPE
Monday4S - PE Kits
Tuesday4V - Swimming until 28th Jan (then PE lesson will be a Thursday pm)
Wednesday4V/4S - PE Kits
Thursday4V - From 6th February - PE Kits needed
Friday

Spring Curriculum Newsletter

Click here to view to view the latest newsletter.

 

Internet Safety

The following links provide key information and useful tips for keeping your child safe online. Please familiarise yourself with the content.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

https://www.youtube.com/user/ceop/

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/parents-and-carers/parental-controls-offered-your-home-internet-provider

 

 

 

Nurturing Self-Confidence

At the parents’ information evening, we referred to Nurturing Self-Confidence –  a guide for parents with some ideas about how we can bolster the self confidence of our children.

One of the best things we can do for our children is to instil a strong sense of self-confidence. This doesn’t necessarily mean they will be the loudest child in the room – quiet, more introverted people can still be confident, and louder people are often masking insecurity. But self-confidence is key to maintaining good mental health in later life, so the more we can do when our children are young, the better.  Click on document below to view.

Y4 Building Self Confidence

 

 

Purple Mash

Purple Mash is an award-winning website for primary school children. It enables the children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way. The children have been provided with an individual login to support topics that have been covered in class. Click on link below to access the site:-

http://www.purplemash.com/sch/stvincentsol12

 

Individual Reading

Each week the children get the opportunity to choose a book to take home. They are expected to read at home at least three times a week and we ask you to record this in their reading record. The book can be changed after a week or kept for longer. Even if your child is a confident reader you can help them by asking questions about the book to check their understanding.

Check that they understand the meaning of words. Also ask them why certain punctuation is being used. Children can be asked to summarise the story or to discuss the characters in the book and why they like them or dislike them. It is useful for children to be able to talk about the types of books they like: science fiction historical, adventure, etc.

Some children will read everyday at school but most will be heard by the teacher once a week and also a TA once a week in guided reading.

Dojos are rewarded to children who read three times or five times a week.

 

Guided Reading

This is when a group of children of similar reading ability, read a book together. The teacher will ask questions to check their understanding, to check inference and also have a structured discussion about characters and the plot.

During daily 30 minute guided reading time the children who are not reading with the teacher will be involved in a variety of other reading activities. They may be reading non-fiction books magazines or topic based books.

Our aim with all the reading activities is to ensure their reading skills develop but also to promote and foster reading for enjoyment.

Improving your child’s reading skills is one of the best ways of helping your child succeed at school.

Your child will be put in groups with changing days.

 

Rewards in Year 4

  • Raffle tickets for weekly raffle
  • House points dojos
  • Dojos

 

Homework

A four week homework assignment will be sent out every half term.  They will be handed in every Monday.

 

Spellings

Spelling will be sent home every Thursday for a test the following Thursday Please help your child learn their spellings each week.

Challenge Spellings

In school your child will also be learning additional spellings as part of the revised National Curriculum.

Please learn these alongside weekly spellings.  There will be a test on a half termly basis.

 

Numeracy

Ways to help your child:

  • Practise tables!!! 2-12
  • measurement and weight
  • money problems
  • simple addition and subtraction
  • simple multiplication and division
  • counting forward and back from a given number
  • to practise telling the time

 

Websites

Here are a list of some websites you may find useful for your children:-

Maths

Woodlands Maths: http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/

BBC KS2 Maths: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/

Topmarks: http://www.topmarks.co.uk/interactive.aspx?cat=20

BGFL : http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths

Coxhoe: http://www.schooljotter.com/showpage.php?id=35518

Crickweb Numeracy: http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy.html

Literacy

Woodlands Literacy: http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/literacy/

BBC KS2 Literacy: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/

Crickweb Literacy: http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

TES: http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Literacy-KS2-3004338/

Please read the Curriculum Newsletter to find out all about your child’s targets for this term and all of the topics the class is covering in all the different curriculum areas.