Welcome to Year 4

 

Hello and welcome to Year 4’s class page.

Maths:

Our most recent focus in Maths has been multiplication and division. It was evident that most children were not confident in ALL of their times tables.  Their ability to mentally recall times tables is essential. Therefore, this is something that can be worked on at home.

Times tables:

In class, we have spent time practising the 3, 4 and 11-times tables. I would particularly like children to practise the 6, 7, 8, 9 and 12- times tables.  Children can do this by accessing the times tables games attached below. Additionally, please use the timetables books which are sent home weekly.

Spellings:

I have attached a link to the Year 3&4 statutory spelling list.  This list is also included in the home learning packs, alongside a sheet that explains many interesting ways that they can practise their spellings.  I would advise children to choose 10 words each week and continue to carry out a weekly test, similar to what we do in class on Fridays. Before moving on to another set of words, children should know the meaning of each word and be able to use them in a sentence.  

Useful resources:

Have a look at some of the websites below for other ideas of activities to do…

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

                        https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

                        https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-4

                        http://www.bbc.co.uk/education

                        http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/maths/

                        http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

                        http://www.keystage2literacy.co.uk/spellings-menu.html

                        https://www.spellzone.com/curriculum/national-curriculum/years-3-4.cfm

                        https://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm

                        http://www.mathplayground.com/games.html

                        https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

A message from your teacher:

Year 4, it is strange not seeing you every day and I hope that you and your families are staying safe. Over the last few months, I have seen great progress in your work and attitude to learning. It would make me so proud, if you could continue to keep up the hard work at home! I have included lots of activities within your home learning packs to keep you busy. Find the balance between completing your schoolwork, playing in your gardens/indoors, helping around the house and most importantly having fun!  Thank you for your dedication to our Shakespeare production, I am so impressed with you all and have some exciting ideas for our performance, which we can hopefully deliver at a later date. Please practise the ‘Rose’ song and ‘Final Speech’ which I have included in your home learning packs. I look forward to seeing you all soon… stay safe and positive!

Miss O’Neill 😊