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Year 4

Weekly Update of w/e 15th September 2017

The children have worked hard this week, and are now settled into their Year four routines. They understand the high expectations and all children are demonstrating positive attitudes towards learning, endeavouring to meet these high standards. During English, the children enjoyed retelling a story of a young boy who was sent into the rainforest which was based on a video clip and wrote some excellent narratives as a result. In maths, they have explored place value and rounding, reinforcing their understanding of these concepts.

Next Week ……

English

Next week, in English, will be beginning our unit on report writing. The first week on this unit will involve looking at the book ‘Flanimals’ written by Ricky Gervais. The children will have the opportunity to design their own flanimal and identify specific features which they can report on the following week.

Maths

Next week, in maths, we will be exploring mental fluency and addition using complimentary numbers and concrete resources.

Science and Topic

In Science, we will continue our work on living things and their habitats. The children will learn how to classify animals according to their characteristics.
In Topic, we will look at the water cycle in the rainforest.

Homework (to be handed in on Wednesday)

Maths – Children will complete homework on Times Table Rockstars.
English – Red Book – EXP5 a/b/c on pages 27 and 28.
Reading – Children must read to an adult three times each week in order to move up the reading ladder.
Spellings – This week the children have completed a spelling assessment. This will be used to ensure that your child is provided with an appropriate level of spelling homework. This will begin next week, when the children will bring home their folder for the first time on Monday 18th September.

PE

Pine: Swimming Tuesday and PE Thursday
Acer: Swimming Tuesday and PE Thursday
Please ensure your child has their PE kit with them all week.

Reminders

As always, please read with your child as much as possible – it really does benefit both their reading and writing.

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