Welcome to Year 4

Where learning is fuelled by creativity

What to expect in Year 4

Year 4 is a special year group where the children continue to take control of their own learning in choosing resources, places to work and approaches to tasks.

We provide opportunities for children to develop their own skills but, more importantly, there is the chance for children to develop their collaborative skills to become strong team members who are able to support each other as their learning adventure continues.

To support learning, we also build many ‘first hand’ and practical experiences into the term, such as visits or visitors to the school.

What we’re learning this term

 Year 4 STAR Learning School Curriculum map 2019-2020

Autumn 2019

Y4 Learning Letter Autumn 2019

Spring 2020

Y4 Learning Letter – Maths and English – Spring 1 2020

Y4 Learning Letter – STAR Learning – Spring 1 2020

Summer 2020

Year 4 Homelearning Summer 1

Year 4 STAR Learning Summer 1

Year 4 maths & English Summer 1

Spelling

Spellings strategies are taught regularly at school through games and activities. We also learn topic words in their STAR learning. Children are encouraged to use dictionaries and ‘just have a go’ when exploring new vocabulary choices. At the end of year term we have our very own spelling bee, which will give the children an opportunity to show their spelling knowledge in a fun way.

Y4 Spellings Autumn term 2019

Y4 Spellings Spring Term 1 2020

Y4 Spellings Spring Term 2 2020

Year 4 Spelling Summer 1

Year 4Spelling Summer 2

 

Outdoor Adventures at the Delaware Centre – CANCELLED

Delaware Outdoor Education Centre

17 th – 19 th June 2020

Cost: £177.00

We will be visiting the Delaware Centre in the beautiful Tamar Valley for our residential trip this year, where children will take part in outdoor adventure activities including climbing, canoeing, mountain biking and archery!

There is room for everyone to stay in the dormitories in the converted school house.

Year 4 camp 2020 first letter

Year 4 camp 2020 letter

Support your child’s learning at home

Homelearning grids

Y4 Homelearning Autumn 2019

Y4 Homelearning Spring 2020

Learning is a lifelong process and it is important that children see opportunities to learn in their life outside of school. Anything you can do to support this at home will help them develop into positive, holistic learners.

Every night your child should spend some time reading, learning spellings and multiplication facts. There will be worksheets given out to support them with this which they will bring back into school .

Reading

Please encourage your child to read aloud to an adult, as well as start to read independently. Your child will bring home reading books, or they can read books you have at home.

Children in year 4 are encouraged to be responsible for changing their own books – they will have an opportunity to change their books every day and a class visit to the Reading Rec throughout the week. (If you haven’t seen our wonderful new Reading Rec please ask and we will be delighted to show you.)

Please record all reading at home in their reading diary and don’t forget to sign it!

Spellings

We don’t have a weekly test but we do assess their spellings informally through marking and the occasional dictation, and it’s great to practice these at home whenever you get the opportunity too.

Y4 Spellings Spring Term 1 2020

Y4 Spellings Spring Term 2 2020

 

 

See how children learn to spell at school and make learning spellings as fun as possible on Oxford Owl.

Multiplication facts

A study published by Ofsted, says pupils without instant recall of multiplication tables struggle at maths. Therefore learning their multiplication facts off by heart is a real priority in year 4. The expectation is that they should have a recall of facts up to 12 x 12 and many will be able to use the inverse (division) also.

As well as learning their multiplication facts, fluency with basic number facts (numbers to equal 10, 20 and 100) is also time well spent, as well as double and halves.

Can your child tell the time? Some children were struggling in year 3 so this would be very helpful if you were to be able to support them with this during the first half of term in year 4.

For more information on how to support your child with their Multiplication facts, visit the School Run website.

STAR learning at home

Your child will be given a STAR learning homework grid at the start of each term, with a range of project-based learning activities for your child to do at home. This is to give all children the opportunity to shine and get excited by learning, in whichever area their strengths are. You can help as much or as little as you like – even grannies and grandads can get involved!

We ask children to bring in their STAR learning throughout the term so that we can celebrate and share it in the class. Many star learning projects are so brilliant they even get a Head Teacher’s Award which will mean five additional tokens for their team class award.

 

Have a look at these documents to help you at home!

Times table Menu

Spelling Menu

 

School closure - general learning activities

It is really important that all children remain learning in the time when we are not at school. Retention of learning is crucial: if we don’t use it, we lose it!

We would recommend that where possible, children have structure throughout the day and choose as many activities from the list below as it possible. If you would like to complete other learning activities, please do!

English

Maths

  • My Maths:   Log in details were sent out on a previous letter but the children have also got their passwords in the back of their reading records.  https://www.mymaths.co.uk/primary.html
  • Timetable Rock STARs : Children can complete a number of different multiplication games.  Sound change is a brilliant practise for the multiplication screening which is coming up in June (as mentioned to you in Face 2 Face meetings)  https://ttrockstars.com/
  • Maths Frame :https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check . This is a great site where children can put in the time and multiplication facts they would like to practise.
  • Maths Shed:  children have log in details (same as spelling shed which is in their reading records)
Home Learning Projects
Have a look at the section above and have a go at some more projects!

Obviously all children are different, having a variety of strengths and areas to develop. You may need to break these tasks down and offer them more support, or challenge them further.

If you have a garden, get outside as much as possible. Look at the different leaves and flowers – try some sketching or write a poem. Use our wonderful natural environment to develop curiosity.

On return to school, all teachers would love to see what you have got up to at home, but also, feel free to mark anything at home – children love instant feedback!

In the ‘Discovery’ section of the website, you will find additional websites to support your child’s learning.

MATHS RESOURCES

Year 4 Practical Ideas

Year 4 Home Learning Pack

Year 4 Home Learning Pack Guidance and Answers

Activity Book KS2

GREAT RESOURCES FROM PLAZOOM

Y3 grammar tarsia – teacher’s answer sheets

Y3 grammar tarsia – teacher’s notes

Y3 grammar tarsia – puzzle 3

Y3 grammar tarsia – puzzle 2

Y3 grammar tarsia – no model sentences – puzzle 1

Y3 grammar tarsia – no model sentences – puzzle 2

Y3 grammar tarsia – no model sentences – puzzle 3

Y3 grammar tarsia – puzzle 1

blank tarsia template

spelling revision worksheets Y3 and 4

idioms worksheet

homophones year 3 and 4 worksheet

Text types – newspaper articles – notes and quotes

Text types – newspaper articles – success criteria

Text types – newspaper articles – teacher’s notes

Text types – newspaper articles – writing plan

Text types – newspaper articles – model texts

Y3 and Y4 Spelling wordsearch without words

Y3 and Y4 Spelling wordsearch with words

Y3 and Y4 Spelling wordsearch with answers

Y3 and Y4 Spelling Word List

Teacher Notes

Year 3 grammar revision worksheets

upskilling and improving sentences writing features

 

School closure - Weekly learning suggestions

In addition to the general learning activities, here is a more structured timetable week by week. Please keep in contact with us by email: year4homelearning@threemilestone.cornwall.sch.uk

We will be missing you and we are looking forward to you contacting us with you amazing learning.

Week beginning 13.7.29 CLICK HERE year 4 13th July

Week beginning 7.6.20 CLICK HERE Year 4 6th July

Week beginning 29.6.20 CLICK HERE year 4 29th June

Week beginning 22.6.20 CLICK HERE year 4 22nd June Pirate job roles

Week beginning 15.6.20 CLICK HERE year 4 15th June

pirate ships

EXCITING CODE MATHS – Y4 CODE Fluency Week 7 – 63 and 64

Remember all the other learning ideas on the  previous section “General Learning activities” as well as the Y3/4 spelling lists to work through on “Support your child’s learning at home” section – use this time wisely to brush up on basic skills … and even take a look at the Year 5/6 spellings on the their learning pages!

Week beginning 8.6.20 Year 4 8th June

Treasure map template

Online safety: thinkuknow-5-7s-home-activity-sheet-5

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Week beginning 1.6.20Y4 wb 1st June

Hello Year 4! We hope you all had a lovely half term. As members of staff are back in school from this week, your online learning tasks have changed slightly. However, you will still find your learning slides on the website as normal and you will continue to be set Mymaths and Spelling Shed assignments each week. Miss Bryant and Mrs Coleman will also continue to use the Year4homelearning@threemilestone.cornwall.sch.uk email should you want to get in touch and send us some fabulous home learning! Please note that we will be replying to you as soon as we can which may be more delayed than previously due to us now being in classrooms with the children. Have a good week!

 

 

Week beginning 25.5.20 – click here – 25.5.20 Yr 4 Weekly Tasks

This week’s learning slides are very exciting.
Task 1 ~ Roman Numerals.
Task 2 ~ Make a musical instrument out of materials you will find around the home. Put a band together and play along to your favourite tunes.
Task 3 ~ Can you remember making a string telephone in our science lesson when we were learning about sound? Have a go at making another one trying out different materials for the cups and different length string. Which ones will work the best?
Task 4 ~ A little messy but a lot of fun. Here you will find instructions on how to make a fabric mache bowl.
Task 5 ~ This activity was inspired by William who made invisible ink. Here are the instructions for you to have a go yourselves. You will need some adult supervision.
Task 6 ~ Create your own book cover with a photo. Check it out for inspiration. There will also be some photographs on the school website. Send your photos in and you will be able join the gallery of photos.
Please remember to keep in touch and email your teacher.
year4homelearning@threemilestone.cornwall.sch.uk

Week beginning 18.5.20 18.5.20 Yr 4 Weekly Tasks

So far, we have covered the operations of addition and subtraction. Now, we are going to be re-visiting previous learning across all of the four operations. This week, we are covering area and perimeter. I’ve added in some extra resources for those of you who would like to do more than these slides. There’s lots of great stuff out there!

Great maths learning resources:

Maths shed https://www.mathshed.com/

STAR learning:
1.On going slides : TT rockstars, Spelling shed, my maths
2.BBC bitesize Daily Activities
3.Make do and mend ~ What can you upcycle or mend?
4.Rationing ~ What was rationed during WW2?
5.Watch episode 3 ~ The children are going to school. What would it be like to be evacuated and having to go to a new school?
6.Picture this ~ An arty picture for you and your family to do together.
Please remember to email in your photos.

Week beginning 11.5.20

So far, we have covered the operations of addition and subtraction. Now, we are going to be re-visiting previous learning across all of the four operations. This week, we are learning how to tell the time which is something that hasn’t been taught this year but is a good thing to grasp at home. I’ve added in some extra resources for those of you who would like to do more than these slides. There’s lots of great stuff out there! Please, please, please practice at all opportunities!

11.5.20 Yr 4 Weekly Tasks

Week beginning 4.5.20 4.5.20 Yr 4 Weekly Tasks

So far, we have covered the operations of addition and subtraction. Now, we are going to be re-visiting previous learning across all of the four operations. This week, we are recapping our learning on multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100 as well as consolidating our understanding of negative numbers. I’ve added in some extra resources for those of you who would like to do more than these slides. There’s lots of great stuff out there: Great maths learning resources:

STAR LEARNING:
Another exciting ahead. slide one will remind you of those ongoing activities you can be doing on line. Don’t forget to email in if you have forgotten any passwords and we will try to help.
Have a look at the photo of a little boy and girl who dressed up for WW2. Do you recognise the little girl?
What countries were involved in WW2?
Find out about the WW2 aircrafts and make your own spitfire.
Finally celebrate VE day with your very own stay at home party.
Please email any learning or just a message to say hello to 

Week beginning 27.4.20 27.4.20 Yr 4 Weekly Tasks

Maths Estimating and rounding  So far, we have covered the operations of addition and subtraction. Now, we are going to be re-visiting previous learning across all of the four operations. This week, we are recapping our learning on rounding and estimating answers. I’ve added in some extra resources for those of you who would like to do more than these slides. There’s lots of great stuff out there!

Great maths learning resources:

STAR LEARNING ~ WW2 ~ Get packing: Research what children would have packed in their suitcase. Make a label for your trip. What is rationing? Let’s get cooking – war time recipes

Week beginning 20.4.20 – 20.4.20 Weekly Tasks

This is the second week of our learning on subtraction. In week 2, we are having to think carefully about efficient ways for subtracting. You will have a go at applying several different subtraction methods and then you will be choosing how to answer the various questions in the most efficient way.  Use the slides for this week to guide your learning.

STAR learning:

Task 1 – VIPERS reading skills

Task 2 – Speaking and listening

Task 3 – Letter writing

Task 4 – Creating vintage looking paper

Don’t forget to email us at year4@threemilestone.cornwall.sch.uk with any fab photos of your home learning and other exciting things you are getting up to with your family.

Week beginning 13.4.20

13.4.2020 Weekly Tasks

Over the next two weeks, we will be focussing on the operation of subtraction – initially, we will be focusing on the column method in week 1. Beginning with no exchange and then advancing into one exchange before moving onto using more than 1 exchange. Use the slides for this week to guide your learning.

Next week, we will be thinking about efficiency. Does subtraction always need a column method? No! And we will be exploring this by using alternative methods to use addition such as mental strategies and number lines.

STAR learning:

Task 1: You are a game designer. Could you create a board game and/or design an online game for somebody else to play? What would the game be called? What would be the exciting features? How would somebody win/lose the game?

Task 2: Book review. Choose your favourite book, least favourite book or even a book you have yet to read! Once you’ve read the book, can you write a book review?

Task 3: WW2 – Alan and Isabel. Watch the clip from the BBC and imagine what life would have been like for those children at school during the war.

Week beginning 6.4.20
CLICK HERE – 6.4.2020 Weekly Tasks

KS2 Spring Challenges

This week, we would like you to continue recapping the operation of addition. This year, we have talked a lot about efficiency. Thinking about which method is the most efficient and why. So for this week’s tasks, you will need to consider which of the following methods will be the most efficient when answering various questions with addition.

STAR learning:
Task 1: A slide with a reminder of those ongoing activities ~ TT rockstars, spelling shed ect
Task 2: Toilet roll craft ideas.
Task 3: No sew sock bunny.
Task 4: What’s in the news?
Task 5: Science ~ Melting chocolate investigations
Task 6 : Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ~ bedtime story.
Don’t forget to email us at year4@threemilestone.cornwall.sch.uk with any fab photos of your homelearning and other exciting things you are getting up to with your family.

Week beginning 30.3.20

Maths:
Over the next two weeks, we will be focusing on the operation of addition – initially, we will be focusing on the column method in week 1. Beginning with no exchange and then advancing into one exchange before moving onto using more than 1 exchange. Use the slides for this week to guide your learning.
Next week, we will be thinking about efficiency. Does addition always need a column method? No! And we will be exploring this by using alternative methods to use addition such as mental strategies.

If you have done some amazing grappling on paper please take a picture and send it to us so we can see your method of thinking.
If anything is tricky, please let us know by emailing year4homelearning@threemilestone.cornwall.sch.uk where one of us will be ready and waiting to guide you to further resources to look at or give you some hints for those tricky deepen it tasks.

CLICK HERE FOR Year 4 WK 30.3.20.2020

Weekly Tasks

STAR learning:
On our Year 4 slides, there are five STAR tasks with multiple activities and questions for you to choose from:
Task 1: The Easter story reading comprehension
Task 2: Decorating an egg
Task 3: Create an indoor or outdoor easter egg hunt
Task 4 : Science ~ Egg drop experiment
Task 5: Easter themed lunch
Please feel free to email us any photos, pictures, typed out work or documents to show off your home learning!
Enjoy your week – Miss Bryant and Mrs Coleman

Week beginning 23.3.20

Maths:

This week for maths we are focussing on place value– numbers up to 10000 and comparing and ordering these. Use the slides for this week to guide your learning. 

If you have done some amazing grappling on paper please take a picture and send it to us so we can see your method of thinking.

If anything is tricky, please let us know by emailing year4homelearning@threemilestone.cornwall.sch.uk where one of us will be ready and waiting to guide you to further resources to look at or give you some hints for those tricky deepen it tasks.

MATHS LEARNING TASKS

STAR Learning:

STAR LEARNING

Please feel free to email us any photos, pictures, typed out learning or documents to show off your home learning!

Enjoy the first week – Miss Bryant and Mrs Coleman