Longsands Community Primary School

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Latest Year 4 Calendar Events

YEAR 4 - Roman Museum Trip09Jul2019

9:00 am - 3:30 pm @ Off site Visit

(Provisional Date) To Be Confirmed More details to confirmed

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 Welcome to Year 4!

 

Listed below are the topics/themes we will be covering during the Summer term together.  Our main topic for the Summer Term will be:

 

The Romans

    

 

Year 4 - Summer  

  

English:           Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

                             Novel Study – The BFG

                             Poetry

                             Play scripts

                             Fairy Tales

                              

Maths:            Lancashire Curriculum Summer 1 & 2

 

Science:          Electricity

                            Living Things

                            Sound

 

R.E.:                    Christianity

                             Islam

 

 

Geography:           Contrasting locality - Ribchester

 

History:                The Romans    

 

Art:                      Collage - Roman shields

 

D.T:                     Electrical games/Textiles

 

P.E:                        Swimming

                               Athletics/ Striking & Fielding games

 

Music:                     Lancashire Music Scheme – Let it be.

 

Computing:          Data Handling

 

French:             Sports / Weather & Clothes

 

PSHE:               Relationships/Citizenship

 

 

 

 

Year 4 P.E.  

 

P.E.  will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays this term.  

 

Wednesday - Swimming

 

Friday – Athletics / Striking & Fielding Games

 Please ensure that everything is clearly named, items are easily misplaced and we appreciate how expensive it can be to replace them.

 

Spellings 

 

Spelling lists are sent home on Mondays. These need to be learnt, including the definitions, for a test on Monday of the following week. We use the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check method of learning spellings in school. Our handwriting is also linked to our spellings so please encourage your child to use joined up handwriting when practicing at home.

 

 Times Tables in Year 4 

 

Times tables are essential to many of the Maths topics that we teach in Year 4. Gaining a good grasp of them and their related division facts will give your child a great start with the Year 4 curriculum.  In line with the new curriculum children should know their multiplication tables and their related division facts up to 12x12 by the end of Year 4.

Speedy Tables - Focus this half term will be x2, x4 & x8.   

We complete speedy tables twice a week.  Please help your child learn their tables and the related division facts.  Eg 3x4=12 so 12÷4=3

Here are some websites that might help...

http://www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/maths/number/factors_multiples/read2.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/teachers/ks2_activities/maths/multiplication.shtml

 http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

 

Homework 

 

Your child will be given numeracy homework most Fridays and this should be returned on Monday.  Spellings will be given on a weekly basis and grammar/comprehension homework will be given every Tuesday.  Other homework may be given as and when necessary.  Anybody who completes voluntary extra homework will be rewarded in school with either a house point or raffle ticket. 

Please encourage your child to read on a daily basis (even magazines) as this will help to develop good reading habits.  

 

Please feel free to contact us if you have any worries, concerns or if you would like to discuss anything further. 

 We are available most days (apart from Mondays) after school or you can email us at:

 j.barton@longsands.lancsngfl.ac.uk

w.buck@longsands.lancsngfl.ac.uk 

Many thanks for your continued support,

 

Mrs Barton & Mrs Buck