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

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

Outdoor Adventures at the Delaware Centre – This year’s residential - tbc

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 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

Year 4 News