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Elm Wood Primary School

Welcome to Year 4 Class 9

Helping the children on their learning journey this year are:

Class Teacher: Miss Currey

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Butterworth and Miss Taylor.

 

Potions

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This half term we are basing our literacy around the book Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. This book will help to capture  imaginations of the children. We will be covering the following genres of writing:

>  Warning label writing - this will be a label for a potion the children will be creating.

> Fantasy Narrative

> Spell poems

> Diary entry 

> Letter 

> Advertisement 

We are encouraging children to read as much as they can at home. The children can record their reading in their reading diary. This will help them immensely in their writing as well as developing their vocabulary. 

 

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In numeracy this half term we are going to be focusing on the following areas: 

  • Place Value - multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100
  • Fractions 
  • Statistics - bar charts  
  • multiplication and division - including decimals 
  • Addition and subtraction- including decimals
  • Roman Numerals

 

Within Maths telling the time can be an area which children can find quite challenging. We would appreciate your help in encouraging your child to tell the time and to question them on differences of times, for example: how many minutes until it is tea time?

 

Science 

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 The topic this half term is a science based topic focusing on states of matter. We will be covering the following:

  • To identify a solid, liquid and gas 
  • To describe how the particles in a solid, liquid and gas act.
  • To carry out a fair test.
  • To explain to effects of heating and cooling.

 

Spellings and homework

Children are given spellings on Monday every week to learn. Our spelling tests are on Fridays. Please ensure the children's spelling homework books are in class on Friday to check.

A learning challenge homework will be sent home with the children to be completed every week.  Children have a choice of activities to complete the support their learning.

We will give children a Maths homework sheet to complete each week. This homework will be based on the area being taught that week to develop learning further.

Maths at home

Within maths, telling the time can be an area which children can find quite challenging. We would appreciate your help in encouraging your child to tell the time and to question them on differences of times, for example: how many minutes until it is tea time?

In Year 4,  children are expected to know all their times tables up to 12 by the end of the year.  The children are given regular tests and complete times table challenges throughout the week.

A good website to help the children practise their times tables and other number facts is :-

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Thank you for your support. Please feel free to come and view your child's work on Thursday open morning.