Year 4 Long Term Plan 2020-21CTA
Welcome 4 Wombats and 4 Mountain Lions
We are now in Autumn 2 and we are now in Week 4!
Staggered entry from and exit from times will continue to apply.
Spellings and reading books
We will be sending home spelling sheets this week. Please work with your child to practise their spellings and we will be testing them on Monday 30th November. All of the spellings this week are statutory Year 3/4 words.
Each week, we will focus on a spelling rule and the children will practise words associated with this rule on a daily basis by completing their look, say, cover, write, check in class. A second sheet will be sent home on a Monday for practise at home. Spelling books will be kept in school and the children will be tested on their spellings on a Monday. Weekly spellings will be displayed here:
Here are some spelling websites that you may wish to use to practise your spellings:
All children should now have a reading book. If your child has a book that they are reading at home, this may be brought into school. We are excited to start hearing the children read in the classroom. The children have the opportunity to select books from the school and the class libraries and take them home. Please check that your child is coming home with their reading book and reading it. The children will be taking part in one to one reading with their class teachers. Please ensure that your child brings their reading book back to school each day as they may be asked to read. Mrs Mcdonald has really enjoyed reading with the children.
We love reading in Year 4! ERT (Everyone Reads Together) is taking place 3 times a week. This is a time when all of the children have the opportunity to sit and enjoy reading their books. The teachers and teaching assistants also read their books!
The Year 4 teachers are Miss Williamson and Miss Moody. We are assisted by Mrs Macdonald.
Miss Williamson’s class is 4 Wombats and Miss Moody’s class is 4 Mountain Lions.
Mrs Norfolk and Mrs Crook will teach for one afternoon a week.
All children have been issued with a home reading record sheet. These are to be filled in by your child but please feel free to also add parent comments. We encourage the children to bring them to school each day alongside their reading book. Once the record has been filled in, please ask your child to leave it on their desk to be stamped by their class teacher. In both year 4 classes, the children are completing a loyalty system whereby they receive a sticker per week if they read. In turn, these stickers build up to become merits.
English – The children have been reading the Greek Myth of Pandora. This coming week, they are finishing their fantastic stories and copying them up for our fabulous Greece display.
Maths – The children will be completing work focusing upon multiplying by 100 and 10
Helpful Maths websites.
Please click on the links:
Each day the children take part in BIG Maths work. These are usually CLIC sessions. CLIC stands for:
It’s Nothing New
The children will also take part in weekly BIG Maths tests where they aim to beat their previous score.
In school, we keep the last test of each half term. The other tests will be sent home with your child so please take a look at it with your child and help them to practise.
The Learn Its for this week are the x9 tables
BBC Supermovers is a brilliant site for learning times tables.
Please come and talk to us to find out more about BIG Maths or click on the link below
Go Noodle and Supermovers
Both of these websites are brilliant at encouraging physical activity. Go Noodle does require a log in which is an e-mail address and a password of your choice. Both websites are free to use.
In PE, the children have been taking part in Netball and they have been practising the chest pass and pivot foot.
In Geography, the children will be looking at the Isles that surround the British Isles.
In History, the children have been looking at primary sources from Ancient Greece. They have recorded their uses and purposes. They have also learnt about ‘Alexander the Great’ and why he was so great!
Please return homework electronically either using SeeSaw or Teams.
Each child will also receive homework that should be completed and returned to their class teacher. Sometimes this will be a short focused task or a longer project. Homework will be normally issued on a Friday to be returned to school by the Thursday of the following week. We will be using Teams and SeeSaw to set our homework. This week the homework is:
Complete the Pandora reading comprehension
Your child has been provided with a Year 3/4 common exception sheet to be kept at home throughout the year. In addition, a handwriting exemplification sheet has been brought home demonstrating the cursive script used in school. Please encourage your child to use these resources when completing their homework.
PE and Swimming
We are still awaiting further instruction regarding swimming. We will display information as soon as we are notified. We are aware that the children are very eager to begin their swimming lessons as are we!
For each swimming session your child will require the appropriate kit, for girls the ideal swimwear is a one piece bathing suit and for boys close fitting above the knees trunks or shorts. We have been advised by the swimming teacher that baggy shorts hamper your child’s ability to swim. Children can bring goggles and they will need a swimming hat. Your child should also have a towel and a bag to carry all of their things.
No jewellery must be worn for swimming sessions – it cannot be simply covered up. This does include pierced earrings.
Children are to wear their PE kit for school on Tuesday and Wednesday instead of their usual uniform. We will be taking part in outdoor PE – orienteering with our fantastic sports coach on Monday and then on Tuesday the children will be taking part in outdoor games with their class teacher.
Please be aware that no jewellery is to be worn for PE and this includes fitness watches. If your child wears earrings, please cover them with plasters for P.E lessons if they have been recently pierced or remove them if your child has had them in for longer than 6 weeks.
Please ensure that your child arrives in their school PE kit (no bright coloured leggings/football shorts etc).
Year 4 Multiplication Test
Children in Year 4 will be sitting a Year 4 Multiplication Check Test set by the government. This test will test all the times tables up to 12×12.
The downloadable resources below explain the Multiplication Check Test in more detail. There is a presentation and a leaflet containing information about the check. A paper copy of the leaflet will be sent home with your child.
The test will be interactive and below are some sites to practise.
Golden Time takes place on a Friday afternoon. At present due to the current situation no toys are to be brought into school at present. Thank you for your support.
Please click below for our welcome letter: