Year 4 2019 - 2020
Our School Council Representatives
Hello Year 4,
This half term we are continuing with our topic of ‘Traders and Raiders. Have a look on the Year 4 home learning subject pages for new learning for Guided Reading, Maths, English and Topic. Remember that if you need resources sending home please do not hesitate to get in contact with me and I will arrange for them to be sent out.
Mrs Wilkinson is going to continue setting you your weekly challenges – keep checking in on the webpage to see what they are each week! Mrs Kilby, who I know all of you have loved having for Art in Year 4, has started to produce some amazing Art lessons which you can follow along with at home! The videos can be found on the website home page under the more tab at the very bottom call ‘Art with Mrs Kilby’ It would be brilliant if you could send any completed art to Mrs Kilby’s e-mail address - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please don’t forget to keep sending your pictures and videos over of all the things that you have been doing at home and keep a look out for the Zoom invites! Remember that we are here to help – no matter how big or small!
Mrs Wilkinson: e.Wilkinson@barnburghprimary.com
Year 4 Spelling List
Homework will be issued on a Friday.
Children will be expected to complete:
- Spelling Shed activity
- Maths Shed activity
- Continue to learn this terms Key Instant Recall Facts
- Read to an adult at least three times a week.
Multiplication Check Practise
Click on the logos below to go to the log in pages
READING IN YEAR 4
School is an important part of your child’s life.In Year 4 we will encourage your child to retell a story they have heard. This will help your child to put ideas in the right order. Children will also be encouraged to read things around them – cereal packets, notices and signs. We will discuss words. Children will have the opportunity to read each morning and will also have guided reading sessions each day.
Read with your child – 10 minutes a day can help. We will send home levelled books once a week, but we also strongly encourage children to read books they have chosen. This is really important to help develop their love of reading
10 MINUTES A DAY
“Reading aloud is much more than just telling a child a story and if you can spare 10 minutes a day you can make a huge difference to their development,” said Inez Bailey, CEO, National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA).
“Storytelling is not all about teaching your child to read. You learn to talk a long time before you learn to read, and sharing stories and giving your child time to respond is a wonderful way to help your child’s language development”, she said.
“Reading aloud combines the benefits of talking, listening and storytelling within a single activity and helps to build the foundation for language development. From stories your child learns many things such as how to listen and concentrate, new words and understand why things happen. They also learn to put ideas in order, develop their memory skills, notice how spoken words relate to words on the page and learn how to predict,” she said.
“The most important thing is that reading is fun and enjoyable for both of you – just turn off the TV and find a quiet place so there are no distractions. And remember stories are not just found in books, it’s just as good to tell your child short, simple stories you know. The most important thing is that you enjoy it, that way your child will too.
Year 4 Recommended Reading List
Reading Content Domains - How to answer questions
Spring Term 2019 - 2020
Misty Mountain, Winding River & Vista
This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of rivers and mountain ranges around the world, including a detailed exploration of the ecosystems and processes that shape them and the land around them.
Mighty mountains peak above the morning mists, imposing and eternal, rocky outcrops at their feet. Discover how these giants are formed, as a fold or a block, a dome or a plateau. Follow the water cycle’s course from peak to valley and meet the exceptional tribes of the hostile Himalayas. Then plan a mountain expedition from the BMC that is eco-friendly and safe as can be. But beware, look out! What’s that by that tree? Its footprints are huge! Have we found the Yeti?
This project teaches children about the techniques that artists use when composing landscape images, such as colour and atmosphere.
On Monday 9th March, the first group of our class created our own scratch interactive water cycle diagrams. To try these, save our projects to your computer. Open scratch online and then open our file.
|alesx charlotte and alfie m water cycle.sb3||Download|
|alfie c and reggie water cycle.sb3||Download|
|amelia jorge oliver c water cycle.sb3||Download|
|Brooke, Callum E and Alex Water_Cycle (4).sb3||Download|
|evie oliver w lillia water cycle.sb3||Download|
|Jorge and Lilia Water_Cycle (4).sb3||Download|
|Karris and alfie c Water_Cycle (4) (1).sb3||Download|
|karris and ethan water cyclke.sb3||Download|
|Lizzie and Fred Water_Cycle (4).sb3||Download|
|thomas lizzie charlie water cycle.sb3||Download|
Vista Innovate Project
05.03.2020 - Trip - Team Building Activities in the Peak District
05.03.2020 - Trip - Orienteering in the Peak District
05.03.2020 - Trip - Learning about Mountains, Rivers, Water Cycle and Erorision in the Peak District
06.03.2020 - Landscapes using the medium of pop art
Vista Landscape Art Project - Exploring the use of viewfinders
Autumn Term 2019 - 2020