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Shephalbury ParkPrimary School

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Year 4

We welcome a new child to Year 4 this week - we hope you settle quickly. Reading continues to be a minimum of 3 times a week with an adult along with TTRS (15 games of Garage and 15 games of Studio).

Sorry to Group 2! Your spelling sheets are on my table ready to go. We were so busy today, that it slipped all our minds until 3:20. If you would like to look at your spellings before Monday then please do but there is no expectation for you to do this. As always the other parts of your home learning are TTRS (15 games of Studio and 15 games of Garage) and reading a minimum of three times over the coming week with an adult. 

We hope you enjoy the long weekend!

Please find spellings for this week. Don't forget that TTRS remains 15 games of Studio and 15 games of Garage and your reading is minimum of three times a week reading and discussing with an adult at home.

Year 4 PE will change for the Summer term. Year 4 will have PE on a Tuesday. All children will be expected to come to school in their school PE kit and appropriate footwear. 

This is the last week of the Spring term and your last week of spellings for a few weeks. I hope over the Easter break you will continue to read, complete your 100 day challenge and practice your multiplication facts.

Science Week 2022

Don't forget to read a minimum of 3 x a week with an adult along with 15 studio and 15 garage games on TTRS. How is your 100 day reading challenge going?

TTRS - 15 games of Studio and 15 games of Garage

At least 3 times a week reading at home with an adult and of course the 100 day reading challenge!!

Don't forget TTRS is 15 games of Studio and 15 games of Garage and continue to read a little and read a lot!

Spellings 21st February 2022

TTRS continues to be 15 Garage and 15 Studio. Don't forget to read independently or with an adult a minimum of three times during the week and that your reading is discussed and your reading record signed by an adult.

TTRS continues to be 15 games of Studio and 15 games of Garage. Remember to read at least three times a week too.

Spellings for Monday 31st January 2022

TTRS continues to be 15 games of studio and 15 games of Garage

TTRS continues to be 15 games in Studio and 15 games in Garage.

Spellings for Monday 17th January 2022

TTRS is 15 games of Garage and 15 games in Studio and don't forget to be reading at home a minimum of three times a week.

Timestable Rockstars this term will be 15 games of Studio and 15 games of Garage

Spellings for Monday 6th December

This is the final week of spellings and TTRS before the Christmas break. 

Spellings for Monday 29th November 2021

Timestable Rockstars continues to be 10 games in Soundcheck and 15 minutes in Garage

Timestable Rockstars continues to be 10 games in Soundcheck and 15 games in Garage.

Design Technology

Spellings for week beginning Monday 15th November

Timestable Rockstars continues to be 10 games in soundcheck and 15 minutes of Garage

Adding and Subtracting Lengths

Spellings for week beginning Monday 8th November

Timestable Rockstars continues to be 10 games in Sound check and 15 minutes in Garage. Remember this week is also the Timestable Rock competition, where we compete against all other schools. You will be limited to 60 mins per day. 

Ancient Egyptian Number System

Spellings for wk beginning Monday 1st November 2021

This half term Timestable Rockstars is a little different. There is an expectation that all children in Year 4 will complete:

10 games in Soundcheck

15 minutes in Garage

Diwali Learning Day

 

Our first day back was jam-packed and filled with fun! We learnt about Rama and Sita, made coconut ice, made lanterns and designed Rangoli patterns. 

Egyptian Learning Morning - we completed activities including jewellery making, sampling traditional Egyptian foods, making papyrus, traditional Egyptian dancing and heiroglyphs

Week 7

Year 4 have been looking at the origins of the Notting Hill Carnival. We have explored and discussed what we can learn about British history from carnival.

During our Black History Month lessons we have made masks, created posters to promote carnival and have made tropical breakfast smoothies and mango fools. During PE, Miss Stringer taught us Samba, which is a dance often performed during carnival. During carnival there is a lot of dancing, singing and dressing up!

 

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/49372390

 

Year 4 House Cross Country Winners!

 

During our Creative Curriculum lessons this week, we have been looking at how the Ancient Egyptians built their structures, fed their people and travelled to other places. We noticed that temples and monuments were built out of stone but houses were made from brick. We watched a short video, showing us how bricks were made and then attempted to make our own.

During our writing sessions, we have worked together to create pieces of writing that will engage the reader. We have thought carefully about the language we use and whether it will engage the reader. We have used writing techniques such as short sentences for impact, alliteration, simile and time connectives to link events or ideas. 

Week 5

The children in Year 4 this week have been busy mummifying some freshly grown tomatoes as part of their guided reading. The children were asked to read a set of instructions, answer a variety of questions and to prove that they had read for meaning, follow the instructions! 

The children in Year 4 this week have been counting, partitioning and representing 4 digit numbers. They have used a variety of resources both concrete and pictorial to show their understanding of number and the value of each digit. By the end of the week the children were beginning to place numbers on an empty number line by using a strategy of dividing the difference between the start and end number by how many intervals there are. It has been another busy week of learning!

Week 2

We became explorers in our Creative Curriculum lessons this week and looked at what people explore and why they explore. One famous explorer was Howard Carter who was an archaeologist who discovered Tutankhamen's tomb. We participated in our own archaeological dig - finding artefacts, mapping them on a grid and then using information books to find out what we had found. In English we are studying a story called The Golden Scarab. We have created a class text map and sequenced the story. 

Week 2

Wow! What a busy first two days. The children in Year 4 are beginning to immerse themselves into their new creative curriculum topic - Ancient Egypt. Both maths sessions have focussed on pyramids. Lesson 1 the focus was using addition facts to construct a pyramid. Also the children had to use prediction to work out how many bricks would be needed to build the next layer. In lesson 2 the focus was addition and subtraction facts up to 4 digits to solve number pyramids. The children have also used Lego to construct a pyramid using set criteria and have created their own pharaoh headdresses using colour and sequins.   

Curriculum Letter - Autumn Term

Welcome to Year 4

 

A new school year and a new classroom with lots of new learning! From exploring Ancient Egypt, to problem solving in maths, investigating sound in Science and writing our very own fantasy stories in English. We've certainly got a jam packed, fun filled learning journey ahead of us. 

 

Mrs Lewis will be starting our week of learning on a Monday and Mrs Cropley will be continuing the learning from Thursday. Mrs Smith and Miss Stringer will support us on our journey throughout the week.

 

Our PE day is Wednesday, so do come into school dressed for outdoor PE on this day. Home learning continues to focus on reading a minimum of 3 x per week at home with an adult signature, 30 minutes of TTRS for all children in class and spellings. These will be given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Spellings will be in everyone's reading record. If you're not in school on a Friday do remember to ask when you are back in school. 

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