Longsands Community Primary School

Together Everyone Achieves More

 Welcome to Year 4!

 

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

 

Ancient Greece 

    

 

Year 4  - Autumn Term 

  

English:           Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar

                             Greek Myths & Legends

                             Poetry

                             Recounts

                             Descriptive Writing

                             Explanations

                             Letter Writing 

                             Newspaper Reports

 

Maths:            Lancashire Curriculum Aut 1 & 2

 

Science:          Digestive System & Teeth

                            Changes of State

 

R.E.:                    Hindu Dharma

                            Christianity

 

History:                Ancient Greece

 

Art:                       Drawing/Painting Greek Pots

 

D.T:                      Food Technology

 

P.E:                         Dance/Games

                                Gymnastics/Games

 

Music:                      Lancashire Music Scheme - Mamma Mia

 

Computing:          I-Movie / Data Handling

 

French:              Journeys / Numbers & Toys

 

PSHE:               Class Rules / Rights & Responsibilities

 

Year 4 P.E.  

 

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

 

Wednesday - Dance

 

Friday - Invasion 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