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Year 4

Croeso i Blwyddyn Pedwar!

Welcome to Year Four! 

 

Mr C Edwards and Miss C Owen frown

Important Dates

04.05.17 - National Reasoning Test

08.05.17 - National Reading Test

10.05.17 - National Procedural Test

18.05.17 - World Outdoor Learning Day

22.05.17 - Trip to National Hawking Centre

26.05.17 - Last day before May Half Term

 

 

 

 

 

General Information

** Please head to the bottom of the page for weekly spellings and other documents  **

 

For both classes, children will need their PE kits on Thursday and Games kits (with trainers) on a Friday

 

English

This term we will be covering many literacy skills across the curriculum during our topic of

Flight Engineers:

mailLeaflet

mailAdvertising

mailReading non-fiction

mailHandwriting and presentation

 

 

Don't forget to recap the skills already covered:

no  Similes, alliteration, metaphors, rhyme and personification.

noWriting a newspaper article

noScript reading

noTime connectives

noAdverbs

no Writing a formal letter

no Writing a 'fantasy' story

no Story reading comprehension

 

Children will complete weekly spelling tests every Friday. Spelling lists are at the bottom of the page. 

 

Helping your child with their learning!

 

English

There are several excellent websites that include games and activities for your children to play and learn at the same time!

Here are some that we think are particularly beneficial: 

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/websites/4_11/site/literacy.shtml 

 

* Writing/Reading challenges *

1) Read 8 pages of your book every night if possible!

2) Write a book review of the book once it has finished. 

3) Write your own comprehension questions about a chapter in your book and ask someone to answer them! 

 

'The more that you read, the more you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go.' - Dr Seuss

 

It is vital that children are reading at home. This could range from reading out loud to an adult or simply reading an article from a newspaper. Please make note of any reading that they do in their Reading Records.

 

Comprehension and understanding of their reading is just as important as reading itself. When reading to a teacher in school, the reading is always followed by questions to check understanding and to develop their comprehension skills.

 

Please click on the at the bottom of the page to find different 'Guided Reading' questions that you could be asking your children following their reading.  

 

 

Maths

This term we have covered many areas of the Numeracy framework and concentrated on developing the children's understanding of the four operations. This term we will be looking at:

mailReasoning

mailWorking with money - giving change, finding the totals, two-step questions

mail Multiplication - 2d x 1, 2d x 2d, 3d x 1d

mailShape - Features of 2d and 3d shapes

mailSymmetry

cheekyPlease look at this helpful website showing the properties of 3D shapes:

https://illuminations.nctm.org/activity.aspx?id=3521 

 

Don't forget recap the areas that we have covered: 

no Developed understanding of place value including decimals.

no Developed Big Maths methods of the four operations, from Level 2 to Level 4 (see videos below).

no Started to work on perimeter; measuring length and width, adding together and then doubling the answer.

no Looked at plotting coordinates on all four quadrants.

 

 

Our 'Learn Its' this term are the seven times table!

 

We have created our very own 'Show Me' tutorials focusing on the four operations, using the Big Maths methods. Please copy and paste the link into your browser.

 

Addition tutorial: http://www.showme.com/sh/?h=bMpL7SK 

 

Subtraction tutorial: http://www.showme.com/sh/?h=KazGxgO

 

Multiplication tutorial: http://www.showme.com/sh/?h=USOD9qi

 

Division tutorial: http://www.showme.com/sh/?h=j5pouae  

 

Maths Challenges!

 

1) Use your RMEasiMaths log-in to complete at least two sessions

2) We have been practising telling the time this week, ask someone at home to test you!

3) Look at the videos above to help you practise your 'operations' 

 

Topic 

Our new topic is: 

 

FLIGHT ENGINEERS

 

Welsh 

 

Y Parti! 

 

Bwyd: Which foods do you already know in Welsh?

 

Can you put these words into sentences? Which foods do you like and dislike? Why? 

 

Dw i'n hoffi sglodion achos mae'n flasus iawn ond dw i ddim yn hoffi hufen ia achos mae'n ych a fi! 

 

Talk in third person:

 

Mae Mr Edwards yn hoffi siocled ond dydy e ddim yn hoffi losin! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resources/Test Papers

Go to the following links to access test samples and practise questions. Don't be afraid to try the questions in the Year 2, 3 or even 5 section as it is the format that they need to try and get used to. 

 

 


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