WELCOME TO YEAR 4!

 It's Getting Hot in Here!

In our topic this half term we will be exploring the Rainforest.

English:

This week, we have been investigating explanation texts. We have looked at the features of these texts and worked with causal conjunctions to show or explain a process.

Maths:

For Maths this week, we have continued  with our multiplication and division topic.  We have been learning about multiplication and the various methods we use to show short multiplication. 

Keep practising your times tables so your multiplication and division skills become even better!

Spelling Rule:

Please ask your child about our spelling rule (which will change every 2 weeks) and practise this at home. 

 

Our next spelling rule is using the suffix 'ation' on a root word.

  • If a word doesn't end with 'e', just add ation.
  • If the word ends in 'e' (but not 'ate'), lose the 'e' and add 'ation'.
  • If the word ends in 'ate', lose the 'ate' and add 'ation'. 

Homework due in on the 22nd November

 English homework 

 For this week, the whole school is getting Kindness homework. We would like you to practise spreading some kindness. Take a look at some of the Kindness cards (given in your homework book) and  see how many you can complete for this week’s homework.

You could tell us what you’ve done by choosing one of the following:

  • Writing a paragraph– You could use causal conjunctions to show what happened when you were kind.
  • Drawing your kindness acts
  • Using photographs
  • Making a collage
  • Writing a song/poem about kindness/hopes/dreams

Show us how creative you can be!

 

 Talk homework 

Think about different types of traps and try to explain how you think these work using causal conjunctions. You could do this with a friend or family member.

Examples of causal conjunctions:

Therefore, resulting in, because, so that, consequently

 Maths homework

  Please complete the following Mathletics tasks set online:

  • Converting to Roman Numerals
  • Mental methods multiplication
  • Bar model (multiply and divide)
  • Factors

Reasons to Celebrate:

Let's celebrate each other and being kind to one another. We had an excellent Anti-bullying workshop that taught us a lot about what to do when approached by a bully.

Notices:

Playtime Snacks

If you wish to provide your child with a snack, please ensure that it is a fruit or vegetable as we are a healthy school and would like to promote this.

PE

We will have P.E. lessons on a Monday and either a Thursday(4H) or Friday(4T) so please make sure you have the correct clothing (labelled) in school on these days.

 Please can you make sure your child has a fully labelled PE kit including: socks, PE jumper and well-fitted plimsolls. Please speak to the teacher if you have any issues with this. PE kits should be in line with the school's policy and therefore no football kits are allowed to be worn during PE lessons.

Reading records

Please keep your Reading Records up to date. You need to make a note of the book and pages that you have read and get this counter-signed by an adult at least three times a week. We will be checking the diaries every Monday and we would like to see 4 or 5 entries per week. Children can of course read their own books from home, as well as school library books.  

Date, book and the page you read to                                  Comments
13/10    The White Giraffe      Pg 1-10

 Comment(Parent or child)and signature of parent.

 

The Daily Mile

It is now a requirement for children to have an extra 20 minutes of exercise a day in addition to playtimes and PE. Therefore, the whole school will be engaging in the The Daily Mile. Year 4 will be doing this straight after lunch.

The aim of The Daily Mile is to improve the physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing of our children – regardless of age or personal circumstances.

For more information, please see the link below:

Please see http://thedailymile.co.uk/ for more details. 

 

 

Dates for the diary

 Next week is assessment week.