Year Four Notice Board
Spring Topic - Pure Imagination
Please see the attached vocabulary list for our new topic. This list is part of a new initiative called Word Aware that we are using in school. We thought it would be helpful to share this list with you so that you can use some of these words at home when discussing the topic. If your child speaks a different language at home it would be helpful to discuss and translate these words using your home language. We may need to add to this list during the topic as new words are introduced.
Monday -Reading Records to be bought to school with at least 3 entries. Maple class: Forest School.
Tuesday - Homework due. Rowan class: Forest School.
Thursday - Homework goes out & indoor PE
Friday - Wake up, Shake up, PE (Please can the children come to school in their outdoor winter PE kits and bring their uniform to change back into)
Calendar/ Key dates
Monday 14th January- Clubs begin
Thursday 14th February- Trip to Warner Bros. studio
Friday 15th February- Wake up shake up with parents
- Break up for half term
Monday 25th February- Back to school
Monday 25th March- Creative Home Learning due
Friday 29th March- Creative Home Learning exhibition for parents (3:15pm-3:45pm)
Recent and extensive educational research has found that homework for primary aged children has minimal impact unless it reinforces learning and regularly allows children to rehearse and practise skills and facts e.g. times tables and spellings.
Children are expected to read at home regularly (at least 15 - 20 minutes daily) and to discuss their reading with an adult at home to develop language and comprehension. Please ensure that there are 3 entries with a comment written in the reading records each week. Entries should not only be made when a book is finished, but should be made while still reading a book. These comments can be written either by the child or by a parent/carer. Reading Record books must be brought into school every Monday to be checked. We are only looking for a sentence or two so the children can demonstrate their understanding of what they have read. For example, 'I enjoyed the beginning of the story because it was full of suspense.'
Children are able to change their reading book whenever they need to. Also children may borrow books from the Junior Library. We encourage the children to share their library book with an adult at home as well.
Key words/ Spelling
Please practise reading and writing your spellings. Make sure that you know the meaning of each word. There is a Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check sheet below that you can use to help you. Spellings will be tested through a dictation each week.
This week’s spellings:
Spelling words assessed each Tuesday.
Learners choose which list to practice spellings from. This is to encourage the learners to take ownership of their learning and make good learning choices. When practicing at home, ensure you understand the meaning of the word and can use it within a sentence. How many spelling words can you put into one sentence?
Complete page 88 'The short 'i' sound' in your Grammar workbook.
Complete page 46 and 47 'Area' in your Maths workbook.
Number Facts and Times Tables
You can print your child's times tables challenge to practise at home. You can also see these overview with timings and key skills.
Creative Home Learning
This term our Creative Home Learning is connected to our topic 'Pure Imagination.'
Learning this week:
Area and Perimeter
Learning next week:
Area and Perimeter