Year 4

1/11/21 Autumn Term 2

Welcome back to a very exciting half term in Year 4! I hope you have all had a lovely October break and are back ready to continue our super learning in Year 4 with the countdown to Christmas on the horizon!

 

I am very excited to be helping the children progress throughout the year and I look forward to working together with the children and yourselves to achieve this. Along with myself, in class we will have Mr Jabed most mornings to support the children. This will be in the way of small group and in class support as well as specific interventions where needed.

I have attached a medium-term plan for information about what we are focusing on during Autumn Term 2.  

MTPAut 2 Y4.docx

 

Homework

Just a reminder that the children will receive the following each week and are expected to complete:-

  • Spellings and a spelling rule to practice daily on Spelling Frame
  • A reading book
  • TT Rockstars daily (10-minutes at least twice a week)

 

 PE and PE Kits

Year 4 children will have PE on a Friday only, as we are continuing our swimming lessons in the afternoon. Please send the children in their uniforms with their swim kit in a bag. The children will arrive back to school before home time so it will not impact on home time picking up. If your child wears earrings, they will need to ensure that earrings are removed or covered please.

 

If you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to contact me. Again, our class email is year4@smrc-lit.co.uk. I really cannot wait to get to know your children and have fun with their Year 4 learning. 

 

Mrs Cavanagh

Autumn Term 1 PE and Place Value towers:

Welcome to Year 4's Class Page!

Welcome back to a very exciting year in Year 4! I hope you have all had a lovely summer break and are back ready to start our super learning in Year 4 :)

 

I am very excited to be helping the children progress throughout the year and I look forward to working together with the children and yourselves to achieve this. Along with myself, in class we will have Miss Kelly most days to support the children. This will be in the way of small group and in class support as well as specific interventions where needed.

I have attached a medium-term plan for information about what we are focusing on during Autumn Term.  

MTPAut 1 Y4.docx

Reading Books and Spellings

Please listen to your child read at home every night, even if it's just 10 minutes before bed. Reading books will be sent home on a Monday and returned the following Monday to be changed. Spellings will be sent on Monday and tested on the Friday morning. The children need to complete the spellings sheet and return it back to class by the Friday. This spelling sheet will also have the Spelling Rule for them to practice on Spelling Frame. If you have any questions and issues regarding reading books, please speak me or Miss Kelly or send me an email using year4@smrc-lit.co.uk. Please encourage your child to read for pleasure at home as well, as it will have a positive impact not only on their reading and comprehension skills, but also their writing.

 

Homework

Children will receive the following each week and are expected to complete:-

  • Spellings and a spelling rule to practice daily on Spelling Frame
  • A reading book
  • TT Rockstars daily (10-minutes)

 

 PE and PE Kits

Year 4 children will have PE on a Tuesday this half term with Coach Ash. Please can you ensure that children come to school in their full PE kit which should include items suitable for outdoor sessions. They will stay in their PE kits all day. If your child wears earrings, they will need to ensure that earrings are removed or covered please. We will also be swimming on a Friday afternoon. Please send the children in their uniforms with their swim kit in a bag. The children will arrive back to school before home time so it will not impact on home time picking up.

 

Water Bottles

It is important that children stay hydrated throughout the school day to help aid concentration. Please could you ensure your child’s water bottle has a sports cap and has their name clearly labelled.

 

If you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to contact me. Again, our class email is year4@smrc-lit.co.uk. I really cannot wait to get to know your children and have fun with their Year 4 learning. 

 

Mrs Cavanagh

YEAR 4 ENGLAND TEAM TALK!

Summer Term 2

Welcome back after that gorgeous half term. We hope you managed to have a good rest, enjoyed some sunshine and are ready for the last of the Summer Term!

 

Here is the Medium Term Plan to show you what type of topics we will be covering over the half term. For the first week or so we will be finishing anything off from last half term before starting on these. In our English we are continuing to work on our class novel-Five Children and It and the writing work around it will be a newspaper report and writing our own opening and ending to a narrative. For math we are focusing on revising key concepts in place value, making sure the children are ready to progress to Y5 next year. We will also work on Geometry and recapping our key skills. Our topic is looking at The Anglo Saxons and Scots in History and we will have a brief look at South America in Geography too. For PE we are starting our swimming lessons on a Wednesday. Children should come in their school uniform and bring their swimming kit in a bag. Please see the two letters sent home about swimming times and kit list as well as the guidance below.

mtpsum2-y4.docx

As always, we expect the children to complete TT Rockstars and Spelling Frame daily, as well as the weekly spellings and reading books.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch via the class email: year4@smrc-lit.co.uk and show off any amazing work using your SeeSaw logins.

 

Keep safe, keep smiling :)

Mrs Cavanagh

Year 4 Linking Project Day 28.6.21-Save the Bee's!

Year 4 Sports Day Photos June 2021:

Crowning Mary Liturgy and Pentecost:

Summer Term 1

Welcome back after the Easter break. We hope you managed to have a good rest and are ready for Summer Term!

 

Here is the Medium Term Plan to show you what type of topics we will be covering over the half term. For the first week or so we will be finishing anything off from last half term before starting on these. In our English we are starting our new class novel-Five Children and It and the writing work around it will be a diary entry, newspaper writing and a letter.  For math we are focusing on fractions, as well as recapping our work on written methods for the four operations. We will also begin some work on 3D shape as well. Our topic is looking at The Romans in History. We have touched upon this last year but due to the first lockdown I want to look into it with more detail in class. For PE we are starting our swimming lessons on a Wednesday. Children should come in their school uniform and bring their swimming kit in a bag. Please see the two letters sent home about swimming times and kit list.

MTPsum1 Y4.docx

As always, we expect you to complete TT Rockstars and Spelling Frame daily, as well as the weekly spellings and reading books.

 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch via the class email: year4@smrc-lit.co.uk and show off any amazing work using your SeeSaw logins.

 

Keep safe, keep smiling :)

Mrs Cavanagh

Year 4 Holy Communion and Party Day!

Spring Term 2

Welcome back after hopefully a restful half term! We will spend the first two weeks of half term continuing our home school learning in line with the Government lockdown measures. We will update you as soon as we know of any changes.

 

As always the work will be set via SeeSaw, and you will usually get an English and Spelling/Reading activity, a maths activity and an afternoon foundation subject activity. This will change if we have a themed week or celebrating a special day.

 

Here is the Medium Term Plan to show you what type of topics we will be covering over the half term, however this is the guide for if we were in school full time so it might take longer than the half term to complete.

MTPSP2 Y4.docx

 

Please do not hesitate to get in touch via the class email: year4@smrc-lit.co.uk and show off any amazing work using your SeeSaw logins.

 

Keep safe, keep smiling :)

Mrs Cavanagh

 

Pictures from Book Week at home and at school so far...

Pictures from Science Week at home and at school:

Pictures from MAD Week at home and school:

Some of our RE work during Spring Term in school and at home as well as examples of our work on Judaism and Islam:

Examples from work at home and school for our Wellbeing Wednesday's of meditation, mindfulness and yoga!

We have enjoyed keeping in touch during lockdown via Zoom at school and home:

Letters regarding bubble closure 13.11.20

Please take a moment to read through these letters providing guidance around the Year 4 bubble closure and the confirmed date of return.

Parents letter confirmed outbreak Nov 2020.doc

class bubble closure letter for parents Nov 2020.doc

Remote learning agreement sep 2020.docx

Keep safe and keep in touch :)

Mrs Cavanagh

Year 4 Bubble Closure 12.11.20

 Welcome to online learning Year 4!

I will upload your work onto See Saw every day with instructions and voice notes with what to do. Please complete the work in your work books or on the sheets provided and then take a picture and upload it onto your See Saw account so I can see all of your hard work. Every day you are expected to go on TT Rockstars and Spelling Frame to practice your skills, and reading a book or magazine for at least 20 minutes. I will be logging on daily to check how well we are doing and how often you guys are logging on. I will also be checking my emails throughout the day so if you have any questions please send an email over. I know it feels a bit strange but I hope you will work as hard at home as you do for me in class and I will be setting lots of revision work based on things we have covered recently. I will miss you lots so please do upload your work everyday onto your SeeSaw accounts so I know how well you are doing! Year 4 we've got this!!!

 

For Children in Need here are some activities I would like you to be doing today. I would also love to see you all dressed up so take a picture and post it on your SeeSaw account, it will really brighten up the day!

CiN - Codebreaker 2x 5x 10x.pdf

CiN - Codebreaker 3x 4x 8x.pdf

CiN acrostic.pdf

 

Keep safe and do not hesitate to get in touch,

Mrs Cavanagh and Miss Kelly

Welcome back to a very exciting year in Year 4!

I am very excited to be helping the children progress throughout the year alongside Miss Kelly and we are hoping this continuity is helpful for the children. I look forward to continuing to work together with the children and yourselves to achieve this.

I have attached a medium-term plan for information about what we are focusing on during Autumn Term.  

MTPAut 1 Y4.docx

PE Kits

Year 4 children will have PE on a Tuesday afternoon. Please can you ensure that children come into school already dressed in their outdoor PE kit-a white top, jacket or hoodie, jogging bottoms and trainers. If your child wears earrings, they will need to ensure that earrings are removed or covered please.

 

Class Email:

We will still be using the class email for correspondence between parents and myself. Our class email is: year4@smrc-lit.co.uk

Please send me an email, using the class email only, with the email we can reach you on and with your child’s name as the message. This is so we can speak to you, or you to pass on a message to me, without needing to meet face to face. It will be also be used if another lockdown was to happen to set work.

 

Reading Books and Spellings

Please listen to your child read at home every night, even if it just 10 minutes before bed. Reading books will be sent home on Wednesday and returned the following Monday. Spellings will be sent on a Wednesday and tested on the following Wednesday morning. Children need to complete their spellings sheet and return it back to class. If you have any questions and issues regarding reading books please speak to myself or Miss Kelly. Please encourage your child to read for pleasure at home, as it will have a positive impact not only on their reading and comprehension skills but also their writing.

 

Homework

Children will receive the following each week:-

  • Spellings
  • A reading book

 

In addition to this, children will be asked to practise their timetables on TT Rockstars every day.

If this is not happening on a daily basis, children will be asked to use their Friday break time to complete their spellings or timetables homework.

 

Water Bottles

It is important that children stay hydrated throughout the school day to help aid concentration. Please bring the water bottle filled up at the start of everyday, as the water cooler is out of order for the foreseeable. If they finish they can always fill it up again at the tap.

 

I cannot wait to get stuck into it this year and please know it is our priority to make the children feel safe and happy in Year 4. If you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to contact me via the class email or on a phone appointment made through the office.

 

Many Thanks,

Mrs Cavanagh

Home schooling in year 4 continued...

Home schooling in year 4...

Danica's research:

Danica's acrostic poem:

Dexter's diagram:

Evan's poem:

Amelia's research:

During the School Closure, we will provide ideas for work and things to do at home here. As always, please visit our Learning Zone for a variety of suggested activities and electronic resources. 

Closure Letter

Practical Learning Ideas

Home Learning

Home Learning Answers

Home learning:

Hello Year 4! 

I hope you are all well; I am missing you all LOTS! We are now entering our summer term; hopefully we will get lots of sunny weather so you can enjoy time outside!

For Maths and English, please carry on using Bitesize, Purple Mash or Espresso daily. Please make sure you are also using TT Rockstars to practise your times tables! 

Purple Mash and Espresso are also fantastic for any topic work and will be useful to look at for the following things we would have been learning during the summer term: 

Science: States of matterSee ideas underneath this post. 

History: Ancient Egypt- See ideas underneath this post. 

- Geography: Rivers and water cycles
- Draw a diagram to show the key aspects of the water cycle.
- Use this knowledge to then create your own rain cloud.
- Look into the causes and effects of flooding. 


D&T: Cooking and nutrition
- Plan a healthy meal.
- Write down all ingredients that are needed (shopping list.).
- Write down the recipe and method for the meal.
- Make the meal, with help and then review the meal. 

Welcome to Year 4 Class Page! 

Well, here we are again, a brand new school year!

We have lots of exciting things planned for this year and lots of fantastic new things to learn!

This year, the multiplication times table check has been put in to place for all year 4 pupils around the country. Therefore, we are going to put a lot of focus on learning our times tables facts this year. Times Table Rock Stars will particularly help the children. The assessment is online so TTRS is a very handy app for the children to practice on!   

 

Please see our medium term plan. This is everything we will be learning about in the Autumn term: 

Year 4's Medium Term Plan

Year 4's Long Term Plan

Important Information

Staff:

Miss Royle- Teacher

Mrs Gumbley- Teaching assistant 

Miss Smith- PPA cover teacher

 

Important information:

  • Swimming: Starts on Friday 13th September.
     
    Swimming will last for 17 weeks. 

  • Reading books: Reading books will be changed on a Monday and sent home along with spellings. Reading book bags will need to be brought in every Friday.


  • Homework: Although the children will not be bringing home written homework, it is essential that the children are practicing their times tables and reading every night- thank you! The children will come home with a spelling practise sheet which will need to be returned on Fridays.

  • Websites:  These websites are incredibly useful for the children:

    https://ttrockstars.com/ 
    https://spellingframe.co.uk/  



  •  PE Kits: The children will have PE on a Tuesday afternoon  .Please can you ensure that children have their full PE kit in school. 

 

  

If you have any questions, please come and see me- my door is always open!

Miss Royle :)
Year 4 Teacher.