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Kingsnorth Primary School

KingsnorthChurch of England Primary School

Year 4

Welcome back

Image result for christmasaurus4CD Teachers (Fletcher) - Mrs Doinik/Mr Fenna     TA - Mrs Wright

Image result for the lightning thief4H (Riordan) Teacher - Miss Howard     TA - Mrs Yaxley

It is so lovely to see everybody back in school and enjoying their first couple of days in year 4. It is a new way of working and you have all shown how versatile and adaptable you can be.

The newsletter was handed out on Friday 11th September so please refer to this for any specific dates in the term like our block week for P.E. Spellings homework will be put on Seesaw and you should have your new login details by 17/09/2020. We expect the children to be reading at home, practicing spellings and looking over any work that needs completing.

This term we will be concentrating on the three R's: Relationships, Routines and Resilience. For the first couple of weeks we will work towards refreshing our memories and building up our daily routines so that we know what our new 'normal' is. We will recap our previous knowledge and look towards building on it to move forward in our learning. Some things we may find difficult now, but they will become more familiar to us and easier as we move through the first term.

P.E - Thursday afternoon. Block week wb 12/10/2020 OAA

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We are taking part in Steps to Summit and our mountain is called 'Denali'. We take part in our daily activity and record it to see how much of the mountain we have climbed. We have also looked at what our own 'Denali' is and thought of our goals that we would like to achieve by the end of the year. You would have also received a letter about Steps to Summit with your child's log in and password where you can upload any distance walked at home on to the system so it records it as a total.

Maths

We are learning about Place Value and Addition and Subtraction. A man called Richard Brown has published for Parents and their children a series of Arithmetic Workbooks for Reception, Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6; as well as a Four Operations Workbook to enable all learners to access, understand and become fluent in arithmetic mental strategies and written methods. Every book uses the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract approach to ensure the needs of all learners are met. 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1795196033/ref=sr_1_5

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1677312645/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_8

White Rose have introduced workbooks for the first two units of study in each year group: place value and addition/subtraction. They contain a number of worksheets which go through the units, using the same questions the children are familiar with in school. They can provide a basis for your children to look over the work being covered in school and address any misconceptions they may have at home. It may also provide a chance for you, as the parent/carer, to see the style of questions the children are asked to answer within school and the type of work they are being asked to complete.

https://resources.whiterosemaths.com/product-category/workbooks/

Literacy 

Our Literacy and Language text is 'Lost or stolen' where we will be focusing on word classes, vocabulary and literary devices. Please concentrate on making sure your children know the spellings from year 2 and the year 3/4 spelling list.

Topic - The struggle for the Kingdom of England - We have attached a fun video linked to the Anglo Saxons that might be useful.

https://vimeo.com/57735951

R.E - Understanding Christianity. Looking at Creation and The Fall.

Jigsaw - Being me in my World.

Science - Sound

We look forward to seeing all the fantastic work you complete over the term.