What Your Year 4 children will need each day
|PE kit||Needed Everyday||Include shorts, t-shirt, jumper, pumps or trainers,trousers and a jumper in a bag named (not a carrier bag)|
|Dinner money||Monday||cheques payable to Education Catering|
|Book bags||Everyday||Only books to be carried in them|
|After school club||Everyday apart from the last day before a holiday||To be booked in advance, phone school for details.|
|Reading||Everyday||Please read to and encourage your child to read a little each day.|
|Drop in sessions||Wednesday||9.10-9.25am Please make an appointment with the office to check staff are available.|
|Swimming Kit||Wednesday||Your child will be informed when they need their swim kit. They need a bag for their kit, a towel, long hair tied back, no jewellery. Girls need a one piece costume. Boys need short trunks.
Topics to be covered this term
World War 2 (History)
Birdwatching (Science) –materials
Brass workshop (music)
(ICT) safe computer use and communication
Recognise larger numbers read and write numbers to 10,000
Investigate totals which can be made from digits
Add several numbers u, tu, htu
Subtract numbers using adding up (finding the difference)
Count on and back in 10s, 100s, 1000s (different starting points), Add/subtract (1, 10, 100, 1000)
Odd and Even numbers – recognizing properties, add/subtract odd & even numbers
Derive & identify doubles/halves up to 50 and beyond; double by partitioning
Classify & sketch 2d shapes according to concept of symmetry
Read simple timetables, measure perimeter & know difference between area & perimeter
Construct/interpret bar graphs; add/subtract near multiples of 10 from 2 or 3 digit numbers
Writing adventure stories, developing a plot and character description
Non chronological reports
Grammar for writing – tenses and powerful verbs, adjectives, adverbs, using commas, using paragraphs in story writing, possessive apostrophes, word order, commas, conjunctions,
Spelling each week
Homework book tasks
Music practice daily- in school Tuesday
Ways to support your child
Reading with them and sharing stories, discussing stories and what has happened.
Also reading different types of texts eg non fiction, instructions, newspapers, recipes.
Use maths skills in everyday activities, practise times tables.
Telling the time using an analogue and digital clock
Encourage them to do their homework in a calm space and have it in on time.
Music practise daily, in school Tuesday
Playing games (e.g. board games / card games)
Take them to the library
Take them swimming
Enhance their knowledge and experience by taking them to places of interest like museums, country parks, castles etc.
Take them shopping so they can use money, get them to spot good deals and work out change
Please bear in mind these are generalisations for children of this age, some will be working towards them and some may have exceeded them by the end of the year.