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Hannah More Infants and Grove Juniors.
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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

 

In Sycamore, your teacher is Mrs Bugler. In Lime, your teacher is Miss Kerlogue. 

 

Our LSA's in Year 4 are Miss Wood, Mrs Riley and Mrs Smith.

 

On Thursdays, Sycamore class is covered by Miss Akers and Lime class is covered in the afternoon by Miss Brock. 

 

Our Long-Term Plan

 

Here you can see the long-term plan of what the children will be learning in different subjects in Year 4.

Summer termly overview

 

Here you can find out what the children will be learning about in all of the different subjects this term. 

History and Geography

 

Here you will soon be able to find our History and Geography knowledge organisers for the Summer Term. 

 

The children will be learning about Nailsea glass in History lessons in the first half term, exploring the question: 'Is Nailsea a town built on glass?'

 

In the second half of the term, the children will also be learning about Nailsea in Geography lessons, investigating the question: 'What does a Nailsea of the future look like?'

 

Equipment

 

Children may bring one pencil case that will fit in their tray to school with them. 

 

 

 

PE

 

For Lime class, PE days for the first half of the Summer term are Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

 

Sycamore class have Forest School on Wednesdays and PE on Thursdays. 

 

Children can wear their PE/Forest School kit to school on the days that they have their lessons.

Homework

 

In year 4, we ask children to spend two hours a week on homework. We ask that children read daily at home. As well as their reading books, we still have Bug Club available to children so that they can access extra reading material. For Maths, we ask that children practise times tables regularly, which could be on Times Table Rockstars or using any other method. There are some suggestions listed below. 

 

We also ask that children complete some retrieval practice at home weekly. The knowledge organisers we send home for Geography and History can be used for this, to quiz children on their prior learning.

 

You can find our homework policy using the link below.

Times Tables

 

The National Curriculum states that times tables are a key mathematical skill that children should know by the end of year 4. 

 

In the summer term, year 4 children will have a statutory Multiplication Test Check (MTC). They will need to know their times tables up to 12x. This will be an online test where children will have 6 seconds to answer each randomly generated question. 

 

In school, we will be practising times tables on a daily basis using a variety of strategies. Each week, children will have a focus times table and all of their times table work in school will focus on that times table. The order in which children will tackle the times tables is: 10, 5, 2, 4, 8, 3, 6, 12, 11, 7, 9. 

 

At home, it would be really helpful if you could support children to practise their focus table - and others if you wish! You could do this by encouraging them to use Times Table Rockstars or any of the websites and strategies listed below. Although division won’t be included in the test at the end of the year, it would still be useful to include division questions as you help your child learn their tables. 

 

On Times Table Rockstars, there is even a feature called 'Sound check' which is laid out exactly like the Multiplication Tables Check and will be a great way for the children to practise. (Remember to put on the 'Num Lock' button so that you can use the number keys in the bottom right corner of the keyboard to speed up your typing). If you are not sure of your child's TT Rockstars login, please get in touch with your child's teacher via Class Dojo.

 

A good grasp of the times tables is a key skill in Maths and will support children throughout their mathematical learning.

 

 

Suggested websites for times table practice:

 

 

Homework

 

Homework timetable coming soon!

 

 

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