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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4 

 

Your Teachers are Miss Crofton (4C, Year Group Leader), Miss Nixon (4N) and Miss Newton (4JN).

We are supported by Mrs Cook (HLTA) 

 

miss.crofton@stthomasofcanterbury.thurrock.sch.uk

miss.nixon@stthomasofcanterbury.thurrock.sch.uk

miss.newton@stthomasofcanterbury.thurrock.sch.uk

 

Home Learning

Reading for at least 10 minutes each day, 5 times per week, will be expected as part of your child's homework. It is important to support your child with daily reading as this has a huge impact on their understanding, imagination, creativity and learning across all subjects. In Year 4, it is important to complete a mixture of independent reading, reading with an adult and for your child to independently record their opinions about the book in their Reading Record. Children have Bug Club accounts that they can use to read books and answer questions to demonstrate their comprehension. Reading records will be checked in school every Monday. 

 

Children in year four are expected to know all of their times tables and related division facts. Each week, we will focus on different times tables. It is part of your child's homework that they learn these at home. TT rockstars can be used to practise, all children have accounts. Homework is to spend 10 minutes a day learning times tables.  Teachers can see how often each child has used this resource and will set relevant work according to fluency. Times tables will be tested in school each Friday. 

 

Spelling homework is set on Google Classroom. The children have words to learn, they should know the meaning of the words too. Children are to write each spelling word in a sentence and submit this on Google Classroom. Spellings will be tested in school each Monday. 

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

The Year 4 Team

Our Weekly Learning Focus

Week Beginning 5.12.22

 

RE topic: Gifts - we will learn about the expectation of the birth of Jesus. 

 

English: we will be reading and dramatising A Christmas Carol. 

 

During our Maths lessons we will complete assessments to check what we have remembered. 

 

In Science, we will investigate conductors and insulators. 

 

Our History work is linked to our English work, we will learn about Victorian entertainment. 

 

For our Design and Technology lessons, we will be creating our own theatres. 

 

Our PE lessons are focused on hockey. We will be learning how to use the stick and control a ball before we pass accurately. 

 

Electricity - making simple circuits, investigating bulbs, buzzers, switches and different numbers of bulbs and batteries.

Hockey skills: passing accurately and aiming for goal.

Myths - acting out scenes from different myths.

Hot-seating a Confirmation candidate and showing understanding of the Sacrament

Our science experiments - pouring liquid, liquid and salt evaporation

Dramatising the call of Jesus' disciples

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