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William Shrewsbury Primary School
William Shrewsbury
Primary School
Learning and Growing Together

​​​​Year 4​​

* Year 4 HOME LEARNING *

Hello Year 4! Please make sure you can log on to your Google Classroom, accept the invites to your classrooms that the Y4 teachers have set up for you. In the online classroom you'll find some learning activities for the following few weeks. We will add more activities when we feel you need them. 
 
Try to do these activities in small bursts and not all at once. It is OK to give yourself breaks and get some fresh air. You may have other learning opportunities at home that you don't usually have the chance to do and that's great! There are also some other useful links here you might like to use to help your learning...most of these activities you can do on your own, once you've got started!  Have fun!

Espresso: https://online.espresso.co.uk/espresso/login/Authn/UserPassword

Username: student27621   Password: coding

Education City: https://ec1.educationcity.com/user_management/index/

You can also practise your times tables on TTrockstars: ttps://play.ttrockstars.com 

To practise spelling go to Lexia:  https://www.lexiacore5.com/ (Use this if you do this during registration at school and have a log in) If you don't have a Lexia log in, you can continue to learn 5 of these words at a time using some of these spelling methods we do e.g word pyramid, putting the spelling in a sentence, writing each letter in a different colour, make a wordsearch and find the words. You can choose!

By the end of the week, your teacher will give you a card with all of the log in information you need, so don't worry if you can't remember it or you have lost it.

Reading is also really important. Try to read for a short while everyday, either by yourself, or aloud to a family member - try to improve your 'performance voice'!

Good Luck with your home learning Year 4, 

Miss Hunt, Mrs Waters and Miss Bartram.

 

Curriculum Overview

Welcome to Year 4 for the Autumn term. We have lots of exciting events in the build up to Christmas including our trip to the National Memorial Arboretum and our 'Tomb day' event. We hope that you will enjoy the learning that is to come. Below, you will find information about the topics. If you look on the pages to the left, you will find a gallery of 'Wow work' completed so far and helpful explanations about different skills the children have been taught.

Classes

4R - Miss Hunt

4G -Mrs Waters

4B - Miss Bartram

Autumn Term 2018

English

Our history topic for the Autumn Term is Ancient Egypt. Our focus text we will be reading is 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. Over this half term we will develop our written skills and understanding of vocabulary from this text. 

In the second half term, we will be working on a text 'War Game' by Michael Foreman. There will be a school visit to The National Memorial Arboretum. There will be a home research project linked to this topic.

Maths

This term we will be reviewing your children's understanding of place value and written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Your support with your child's homework is appreciated. Every week, your child will complete a five minute times tables challenge.

Topics

During this term, we will carry on learning about the Ancient Egyptians and the children will have the chance to explore an Egyptian tomb when they take part in our 'Tomb day' event. This will include learning about hieroglyphics, Howard Carter, mummification and Pharaohs. We will be creating some Art based on WW1 as part of our topic work in the second Autumn Term.

Swimming will continue for the rest of the year. You will be provided with a list of dates and class order so you are aware when your child will be returning later than 3.25pm. Please make sure that your child continues to bring both their swimming kit (and a swimming hat) and a waterproof coat is a necessity.

Outdoor games will take place on a Friday afternoon. Please make sure that your children bring warm outdoor clothes for these sessions.

Homework

Your child will receive two pieces of homework per week. They will have a spelling activity and a times tables activity to complete by the following week unless otherwise stated. Please support your child to complete this work in a creative manner that engages them in their learning.

In addition to this, children are also expected to read and complete their reading records three times a week. This can include some comments from your child as well as your own comments on how they have read to you. This needs to be handed in once a week on Fridays. Children can request stamps on their reading bingo cards when they have completed a certain text type.

To help your child with their maths, please can you encourage them to regularly practise their times tables and number bonds to 10, 20 and 100. There are lots of great online games to help with this, our favourite is called ttrockstars . Your child will have a password for this, so please get in touch if they have lost it.