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Loughborough Church of England

Primary School

"Together in God's grace, may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly"

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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

 

Class Teacher: Miss Sulek

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Kerfoot

 

 

 

In Year 4 we are curious of the world around us and understand that learning happens all the time – not only when we are in the classroom. The information shared below may be a helpful guide to support your child’s development, as well as learning at home and beyond. Please talk to your child about what they are learning in school and encourage them to further explore and research topics which they find interesting.

 

Literacy
We are using the Talk for Writing scheme of work for our literacy lessons.
This half term we will be looking at the text “The Manor House”. This will lead us onto writing our own stories, in which we will be working on building suspense and hooking a reader in – an essential skill for any budding author!

We will also be innovating some non-fiction texts, and working on our understanding of audience and purpose, and the effect that this has on the writing techniques we use. This will make our writing more sophisticated. Our innovations will be based on real life experiences we have had, individually and as a class.

Throughout the year we will continue to work on key literacy skills such as spelling, punctuation, grammar, oral and listening skills. This will be through a range of games and activities, as well as tasks picked specifically for each child to target their misconceptions and areas of weakness.




Maths
We are using the White Rose Maths scheme, based on the mastery approach. This places a heavy emphasis on deep mathematical understanding, using a variety of concrete and pictorial resources to support learning. We are not just learning ‘how’ – but also ‘why’.

This half term we are working on place value, children will be separating numbers out into ‘hundreds, tens, and ones’. This will also include key skills like rounding, looking at number lines and negative numbers.
Leading on from this we will explore the 4 mathematical operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. We will focus on formal written methods, as well as word problems, where children will need to identify the correct operation to use.

As skilled mathematicians, we will be working hard throughout the year to use the correct mathematical vocabulary when we explain our work, both orally and written down. Some examples of vocabulary that children should be using this term are:
- Hundreds, Tens, Ones
- Operation
- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division – rather than terms such as ‘plusing, minusing, timesing’ e.g. “We are multiplying by 3” rather than “We are timesing by 3”.
- Equal
- Groups of
- Sharing
- Halving, Doubling


 

IPC
(International Primary Curriculum)


Over the next few weeks we will be following the topic "Land Sea and Sky". This is a unit of work that focuses on habitats, plants and animals. We will be learning about how we can classify animals, life cycles, adaptations and the effects of humans (both positive and negative) on our environment. 


Our IPC curriculum covers a wide range of subjects, by immersing children into a topic - and making them really excited about learning!

 

homeworkClass homework will be set on a Friday, and will be due back in the following Thursday. The homework will sometimes be different and specific to each child, in order to help them improve on their areas of weakness.
readingWe recommend that reading should happen at home daily. 

We are now using the Accelerated Reader programme across KS2, where children will pick school books to take home, which they will then complete a quiz on to test their understanding. 

PE

PE takes place on a Thursday afternoon.
Please ensure your child comes into school with the appropriate PE kit on this day.

 

 
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