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Kingsnorth Primary School

KingsnorthChurch of England Primary School

Year 4

Welcome back to Term 1 

Please watch our 'Meet the Teacher' video.  This explains how everything works in Year 4 and all of the expectations for this year.. If you have any questions after watching the video, please contact us on the Year 4 email : year4@kingsnorth.kent.sch.uk 

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Welcome back to Term 1. We hope that you have all had a lovely Summer holiday. 

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4CD Teachers (Fletcher) - Mrs Doinik/Miss Ciantar     TA - Mrs Banks

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4F (Riordan) Teacher - Mr Fenna  TA - Mrs Yaxley

 

If you have any other questions or queries please email any of the Year 4 teaching staff at Year4@kingsnorth.kent.sch.uk

 

Term 1

P.E -

Our PE will be every Friday. Our first unit will be: Fitness Circuits. 

Block week wb - 12/10/2021 - Our block will be OAA (Outdoor Adventurous Activity)

For PE sessions, please can your child come to school in their PE kit. Please could they remove  earrings on the morning of their PE session,

Maths

This term we will be learning about place value. Here are a list of the objectives we will be covering: 

 

In the Summer term, year 4 will be tested on their table knowledge with a timed challenge. Please remember to continue working on TT Rockstars. This should be at least 3x a week.

To help the children with learning their tables and to  prepare for the times table check test, please remember to also use  https://www.timestables.co.uk and also https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/. This gives the children a set of 25 questions with a time limit of 6 seconds to answer each question:

 

Literacy 

This term we will be looking at a book called Journey by Aaron Becker.

 

This is a "wordless picture book about self-determination and unexpected friendship follows a little girl who draws a magic door on her bedroom wall. Through it, she escapes into a world where wonder and adventure." Through this book, we will be learning about different vocabulary (e.g. mundane, tentatively and despondent), using fronted adverbials, the use of punctuation for effect and the use of connectives in writing.

Topic - Aboriginal history

R.E - What can Christians learn from the Creation story?

Science - Sound

Homework expectations 

We expect the children to be reading at home 3 x a week and recording this in their reading log books; practising weekly spellings;TT Rockstars 3 x a week or visiting https://www.timestables.co.uk and looking over any work that needs completing, sent home by the class teacher. The times tables website gives a 5 step way of learning the times tables, giving the children the opportunity to read them in order, say them out of order, time themselves and then access free worksheets/games that you can print out. They focus on one times table at a time and then they can practice these on TT Rockstars.

We are also practising our tables on the multiplication checker. This gives the children a set of 25 questions and each question has to be answered in 6 seconds. Please use the link below to access the website.

Multiplication Tables Check - Timestables.co.uk

Spelling Shed

We are also now using Spelling Shed https://www.edshed.com/ for spelling practise. Instead of giving your child a set of spellings to learn each week, we will ask them to complete assignments around a spelling rule that we are learning in school and then they will be tested on words that contain this rule every Friday. They also have the opportunity to be top of the school leader board! Please concentrate on making sure your children know the spellings from year 2 and the year 3/4 spelling list.  Children need to be accessing the Spelling Shed website.  If you have forgotten your username and password, please contact your class teacher.

Spelling Shed - Spelling Shed - Spelling game for school and home