Year 4 2022 - 2023
Welcome to Year 4
Miss Hardern, Mrs Higgins, Mrs Johnson.
Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Gadsby
Class Project Summer - Road Trip USA
Buckle up, sunglasses on. We’re going on a road trip across the good old US of A. Flying from London Gatwick, and landing at JFK airport New York, it’s time to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. Use your map skills to navigate your way around some of its most famous landmarks and send a postcard home to ask the question ‘Do you wish you were here?’ Learn how to send an email to book a day trip or reserve a room. Make sure you ask the important questions ‘Does your hotel have a pool? Is there 24-hour room service?’ Meet the Iroquois tribe; Native Americans with amazing customs and traditions. Then plan a bespoke road trip for Mr Smith and his family of four. They want to spend three weeks in the sunshine. It’s going to be a long ride. Put the roof down and let the wind blow through your hair. We’re off.
We will be covering these objectives throughout the unit.
• Plan writing by discussing the structure, vocab and grammar of similar writing
• Discuss and record ideas
• Compose and rehearse sentences orally
• Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors
• Build an increasing range of sentence structures
• In narratives, create settings, characters and plot
• Assess the effectiveness of own and others’ writing
Our Autumn 2/Spring 1 text is Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister.
In this unit our writing outcome is to write Leon's secret diary about what is really happening in 'the place between', including conversations between Leon and the boy.
We will be masterring
- Extending the range of sentences with more than one clause. Using when, if, because,although.
- Recognise the difference between plural and possessive 's'
- Use small details to describe characters, time, mood and place.
- Use first person consistentlyand write in consistent past tense.
- Write in chronological order with an opening and closing paragraph.
Spring 2 - Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit.
Our final outcome will be writing about the day Mount Vesuvius erupted, from the point of view of a child that was there.
We will be mastering
• Write a sequence of events to follow the structure of the model story
• Write an opening paragraph and further paragraphs for each stage
• Create dialogue between characters that shows their relationship with each other
• Use 3rd or 1st person consistently
• Use tenses appropriately
• Add historical detail to characters, settings and events.
Summer - When the Forest Meets the Trees by Jeannie Baker
Our final outcome will be to make a zoo information board for a rainforest exhibit.
We will be mastering
• Propose changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences
• Use paragraphs to organise information and ideas around a theme
• Indicate possession by using the possessive apostrophe with plural
nouns and revise Y2 singular
• Recognise the grammatical difference between plural and possessive ‘s’
- Please read daily with your child and record it on the Go Read app.
During the Autumn term, in Maths we will be covering:
Recognise place value of each digit of a 4 digit number
Order and compare numbers beyond 100
Round any number to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000
Addition and subtraction
Find 1000 more or less than a given number
Add and subtract numbers usinf the formal written method
Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers
Convert between different units of measure
Measure and calculate perimeters
During the Spring Term we will be covering
Multiplication and Division
Multiply and divide mentally
Recall timestables facts up to 12 x 12
Area, length and perimeter
Fractions greater than 1
Add and subtract fractions
Subtract from whole amounts
During the Summer term we will be covering
Recognise tenths and hundredths
Tenths/Hundredths as decimals/on a place value grid/on a number line
Write money using decimals and convert beyween poinds and pence
Compare amounts of money
Estimate and calculate with money
Solve problems with money
Years, months, weeks and days. Hours minutes and seconds
Convert between analogue and digital time.
Convert to and from the 24 hour clock.
Understand angles as turns
Identify, compare and order angles
Triangles, quadrilaterals and polygons
Lines of symmetry
Comparison, sum and difference
Interpret and draw line graphs.
Position and direction
Describe position using coordinates/ plot coordinates
Draw 2D shapes on a grid
Describe and translate onto a grid
Y4, children are required to take the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) at the end of the year. The dates for this year are between the 5th and 19th of June 2023. A good way to prepare is start early and build a daily routine practising the times tables. With regular practise children will learn all the questions and gain confidence. Research suggests that practising for 10 to 15 minutes a day will provide optimal results.
This a link to current government guidance
Information for parents: multiplication tables check (publishing.service.gov.uk)
We will be doing lots of practice in school, however, if you would like your child to have extra practise at home they will have their Times Tables Rockstars username and password readily available to use on - https://play.ttrockstars.com/
The Mathsframe timestables check is set up in a very similar way to the MTC, it is free to access and can be found by clicking on the link below.
Multiplication Tables Check - Mathsframe
Tattenhall wednesday 17th of May 2023.
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Homework will be set online on a Friday and will need to be completed by Wednesday.
Project homework and knowledge organisers will be available to view every term on this webpage.
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