Class Page

Welcome to Year 4

On our year group page, we have important dates for your diaries, information about the Year 4 curriculum and useful websites for both parents and children. 

 
Mrs Bates and Mr Griggs
Summer 2020 Calendar
 
 

With the current school closures it is difficult to predict what events will happen during the next term; however, here are some of the key dates for the next term:

 

* Wednesday 15th April - Scheduled start of Term 5

* Thursday 23rd April - Emotional Logic Workshop

* Tuesday 28th April - Emotional Logic Workshop

* Monday 4th May - Emotional Logic Workshop

* Friday 22nd May - PTA Silly Hair Day

* Monday 25th - Friday 29th May - Half Term

* Monday 1st June - Return to School

* Monday 15th June - Friday 19th June - Science Week - Our World

* Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th June - Mount Batten Activity Days

* Friday 3rd July - Summer Fair

* Monday 6th July - Parent's Evening - Celebration of Work and Learning

* Thursday 9th & Friday 10th July - Transition Days - Meet Your New Teacher

* Friday 10th July - Infant and Leavers Disco

* Wednesday 15th July - Year 6 End of Year Production

* Friday 17th July - End of Term

Summer 2020 Curriculum

 

Science – Living things and their habitat / Sound

• Geography – Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Computing - Turtle Academy

 PHSE - Jigsaw: Relationships and Changing Me

• History - The Ancient Egyptians

Music - Recorders

French - Taught by Mrs Burton

Religious Education - Christianity: Pentecost / The marking of significant events of life

P.E. - Athletics / Swimming

Design & Technology - Lighting It Up

 Art - Indian Art

Home Learning in Year 4

 

From January, there will be a significant change to the home learning structure. At the start of each half term, the children will be given a grid containing a broad range of tasks spanning a number of subject areas. The children will choose at least six home learning tasks to complete by the end of each half term.

 

Reading is of utmost importance and should be a priority for home learning. We expect the children to read aloud to an adult for 10-15 minutes at least 5 times a week in order to develop their fluency, give you the opportunity to explain the meaning of new words and to check their understanding through questioning. We strongly recommend that you read to them as much as possible, preferably from a book that they would not necessarily choose or be able to read themselves, to develop their understanding and overall enjoyment of reading. Reading to your child has a huge impact on their progress.

 

We will continue to introduce a new spelling rule every Monday in school and practise it throughout the week. This term we will begin to go paperless by setting these weekly spellings on Spelling Shed. Initially, spellings will continue to be sent home on paper although this will be phased out after half term. These weekly spelling will continue to be tested on a Friday.

 

 Times Table Rockstars will continue to be accessible at all times and MyMaths will be used where appropriate to support children’s learning; any tasks set will be linked to the children’s learning from that week.

Art: Artwork in the style of Andy Warhol
PE: Gymnastics - Balances
RE - Hindu Visitor

The children loved performing their 'Mousehole Cat' year group assembly to the school in the morning and to their parents in the afternoon. Here are a few pictures from their spirited performances. 
The children perform 'Keep Hauling' as part of their 'Mousehole Cat' assembly. This song was originally performed by 'The Fishermen's Friends'.

Home Learning Grids
Year 4 Term Letters
Support Materials for Learning
E-Safety
Useful Links and Resources for Parents and Children
 

Top Marks Maths

A web page full of number games and activities

Maths Playground

This is a website full of maths games that encourage logical thinking and reasoning. It is the perfect site to help your child develop their mathematical knowledge in a fun and interactive way.

Spelling Shed

This website enables your child to learn their spellings through a fun and interactive way. Their weekly spelling lists will be uploaded to the site each week.

Letterjoin

You will need your log in for the website. This is a web site to help your child improve their joined handwriting and help them to master their letter formation. 

Oxford Owl

This is a free website that gives you access to free eBooks that you can share with your child at home.  

Pobble 365

This website gives you a different picture each day and provides you with some question prompts and ideas to help inspire and motivate children to write. 

Explorify

This website is free to use and has lots of different science activities that you can work through.

Accelerated Reader 

The children all have their own logins and can use the website to take a quiz once they have read a book.  The children's progress can then be tracked by the class teacher.  This is the link to our school's site:

Elburton's Accelerated Reader platform

Myon

Access to online books and the ability to complete Accelerated Reader quizzes linked to your child's AR profile.

www.myon.co.uk

My Maths  

The children have been set work to complete at home to further develop their learning at home.

Maths Home Learning with the White Rose Maths Hub

A Fantastic website which is linked directly to the maths curriculum at Elburton - children can access tutorials, activities and have the opportunity to check their answers.

Getepic

Access to 35,000 books online for the children to enjoy and read for pleasure.

Audacity

Audacity are proving children with the opportunity of listening to stories on their streaming service.  This is normally a payment only site so this is a fantastic opportunity for the children.

DK Information books

Access to a range of information books and quizzes through the DK website.

BBC Super Movers

BBC have released curriculum linked resources to get children moving while they are at home - there are even dances linked to timetables, grammar rules and spelling patterns.  Have fun and get moving!

French

Duolingo is an online website for children to continue their French learning whilst at home.