Bedonwell Junior

" Through excellence, together we shall succeed "

Year 4

Year 4 team:

Mrs Alowoesin (Head of Year)– Everest class

Ms Burns – Snowdon class

Miss Flynn– Kilimanjaro class

Miss Tong/Mrs Burton- Vesuvius class

 Overview of the year:

Subject

Aut 1

Aut 2

Spr 1

Spr 2

Sum 1

Sum 2

Science

States of matter

Animals, including humans

Electricity

Sounds 

Living things and their habitats

Revision

Geog

Our European neighbours 

Village settlers 

Earning a living 

History

 

Ancient Greece 

Romans

Anglo-Saxons, Scots and Vikings

Art

Perspective and view point 

Mosaic and Paper-Mache

Landscape and city scape 

DT

Bridges and pulley focus 

Lighting designers 

Making pancakes 

Music

Music and styles of the 70s and 80s

Analysing

performance

Composing

Learning basic instrument skills

Glockenspiel

Christmas songs

Composition

Grime, classical,

Anti-Bullying songs.

Gospel

Different choirs

Analysing

performance

Blackbird 

Reflect, rewind,

replay

Western Classical

RE

Christianity 

Celebrations

Islam 

Christianity 

Islam 

Concepts unit 

RSHE

 

 

 

 

 

PE

Classes on rotation

OAA*

 

Rugby

Gym

Dance

Athletics

Cricket

Computing

Software developers 

Toy designer 

meteorologists

Co-authors 

HTMl editors 

Musicians 

MfL (KS2)

Learn facts about the country

Revise greetings, numbers to 10, colours

Teach 2 digit numbers and days of the week and months of the year

Talking about myself – name, age, where I live

Christmas

Revision of family

Pets

Describing people

School objects 

Project to be chosen by teacher

French Day

*OAA= Outdoor Adventurous Activities

Physical Education

Children are expected to wear their PE kit to school on their PE days. If your child cannot take part in PE, we need a signed letter confirming the reason/reasons why. Please make ensure your child has the appropriate PE kit.

Homework:

 

We firmly believe that the partnership between home and school is paramount in enabling your child/ren to fulfil their potential and we ask our families to support their child’s learning through the completion of homework tasks.   

Homework is set in order to encourage pupils to develop the skills, motivation, self-discipline and confidence required to study effectively as independent and life-long learners.  Homework also provides opportunities for the involvement of parents/carers in their child’s education, keeping them informed about their children’s learning at school.

We also firmly believe that family time is invaluable, and that children’s learning goes way beyond the school gates. With this in mind, we have reviewed our homework expectations and an updated policy can be found on the school websites.

Achieving the right balance of homework set is difficult as families have their own expectations for what they deem an acceptable amount. To overcome this and continue to ensure our high expectations for the children’s attainment, we have adapted our homework policy as follows:

Children will be expected to complete the following core homework activities:

 Key Stage Two Core activities (years 3 – 6):

  • Learn a set of spellings for a weekly test
  • Read daily from a selection of books
  • Learn their times tables

For families who wish to complete additional learning activities with their child, the following optional activities will be available:

KS2 Optional additional activities:

  • Times Table and Vocab Apps- information and logins for these will be sent out separately
  • developing your child’s experiences and life skills through visits to museums and places of interest, researching school topics or topics of interest, visiting the library, making models and games, playing board games, drawing maps and plans, taking photographs etc.

The optional additional activities will provide open access to these educational programs for children to access as many activities as they would like.   Homework will not be provided for children who miss schooling due to a holiday.  Parents/ Carers may wish to ask their child/ren to complete a holiday diary should they wish to.

During school holidays, children are expected to continue with the core homework tasks and can access the optional tasks at their choice. No additional homework tasks will be set for school holidays.

Homework activities should be an enjoyable experience for families. If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child completing the core homework tasks, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

 Spelling

For spellings children will be given a spelling sheet at the start of each half term – spellings will need to be learnt weekly and will be tested on the Friday of each week. Children can practice their spellings online at home at: https://spellingframe.co.uk/ all they need is the rule for that week (stated on their spelling sheet) and they can find the games to play.

Reading

Your child will bring home a reading book every school night based on our Accelerated Reader scheme.  Please encourage your child to read at home as much as they can. Please could you listen to your child read, discuss the book with them as well as ask questions to help build their comprehension skills.  Please indicate in their reading record when they have read.

 Children are asked to read at home 5 times a week. They receive a certificate each week if they read at least 4 times! An adult will check and initial their reading record every day but the children are encouraged to change their book themselves.  Any parent notes can also be written into the diary and the teacher will be able to read and respond to these.

Below is a suggested reading list to support you and your child’s decision on what books to read. We encourage children to read a range of text and promote enjoyment of reading.

 

 Reading at home – Questions to ask which support the development of comprehension skills

 Below is a suggested reading list to support you and your child’s decision on what books to read. We encourage children to read a range of text and promote enjoyment of reading.

                         Below you will find the calculation policy and the assessment statements from Target Tracker:

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Useful websites for year 4

Maths

  1. http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/index.html
  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/
  3. http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy.html
  4. http://www.topmarks.co.uk/interactive.aspx?cat=20
  5. http://nrich.maths.org/primary-upper

 English

  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/
  2. http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html
  3. http://primarygamesarena.com/literacy
  4. http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

 Working together

At the Bedonwell Federation we are passionate about working as a team with parents and carers to support the learning and wellbeing of every child. If you have any questions, queries or information that you wish to discuss with us, please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher or the Head of Year. You can leave a message at the school office, write a note in your child’s reading journal or speak to the member of staff at the end of the school day.

We look forward to working with you and your child this year.

 The year 4 Team