Welcome to Year 4
Mrs Firth, Mr Smith, Mr Marshall and Miss Williamson
Welcome to Year 4!
Here you will find details of our topics for the year, homework and trip information.
Please make sure the children are well prepared for the start of school by reading the information below.
PE - Year 4's PE day is Friday. Children will need to come to school in their PE kits on these days. Please make sure that the children have trainers for outdoor PE and are dressed warmly during the cold weather.
Music - Music lessons are given by Mr Farnell Yr 4 will start music when their swimmimng lessons finish.
Next Half Term (Autumn 1):
In Maths we are planning to cover the following (please note that this may change as we adapt the plans according to the children's needs
- Place Value
- Addition and subtraction (Formal written methods)
- Multiplication and Division (Formal written methods)
- Multiplication and Division (Mental methods)
We will be writing Adventure stories based on the `Beast Quest` series of books. We will also be looking at explanation texts which will be based around our science topic of `The Digestive System`.We will be applying our spelling, punctuation and grammar skills: expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials and direct speech.
In History we will be studying `The Ancient Egyptians`and finding out about how they communicated with each other and how they transported goods.
In Science we will be finding out about food chains and webs, classifying animals according to their diets, finding out about the functions of different teeth in humans and other animals and finding out about the functions of the organs of the digestive system in humans.
Our R.E. questions is 'What does it mean to say sorry and how can we tell?' This will be mainly linked to Judaism and Rosh Hashanah.
Homework Information for Parents
In Year 4, the children will be given 4 pieces of homework each week: Guided Reading, Spellings, Literacy and Maths. We would expect children to spend about 20 minutes on each piece of homework across a week. The homework will be set on a Friday and due in the following Friday so that children have a week to complete the tasks.
For Guided Reading we expect the children to do a minimum of 10 minutes reading each night and they may be set specific homework on the days they read with the teacher or teaching assistant.
If you would like to carry out extra activities here are some options you may wish to choose:
- discussing key characters and settings
- making a list of unfamiliar words and their meanings
- discussing the book with your child and the events that occur
Spellings are given every Friday which must be learnt and practiced using sentences DAILY as we carry out a spelling check the following Thursday.
Maths homework will be updated on Mathletics on a Friday and the children have a week to complete the set activities as well as play some of the games on 'Live Mathletics'. Please let us know if your child has problems accessing the internet so that we can ensure they have alternative homework!
There are also extra maths resources on the 'be a mathemagician' page on the school website.
Literacy homework will take place in a homework book. A post will be put on the blog site on a Friday. Literacy homework can be submitted in the homework book by the following Friday.
Please ensure that your child is completing homework and submitting it on time.
We really appreciate all the hard work you do with your child at home.
Mathletics is an exciting opportunity for your child to have a lot of fun whilst consolidating their maths skills. All pupils in KS2 at Chatsworth have access and teachers set homework for them to complete online. Please do not worry if you do not have access to the internet, we will ensure that your child has an opportunity to log on in school.
It is a completely safe and secure website with many thousands of schools around the world using it everyday. Since its launch, it has been proven to raise standards in mathematics across the globe.
If you have any questions, please see your child's teacher.
The website can be accessed on the link below:
Parents and Carers
For information about supporting reading and book band targets, please go to the following page of our website: