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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Year 4P are taught by Miss Payne and 4S by Miss Stone . They are supported by Katrina and Collett. They can be contacted via year6@earlsfield.wandsworth.sch.uk

Welcome to Year 4! We hope you have had a wonderful and relaxing summer break despite the circumstances. Literacy, Maths and Science are as important as ever so please make sure that your children learn their spellings, read regularly, practise their times tables and question the world around them. Remember that all children have access to Mathletics and Times Tables Rock Stars which we encourage them to use frequently. Times Tables Rock Stars will really help them to be prepared for the Times Tables Screening at the end of the year. Each child has a personal login so please let us know if you need a reminder. Your support throughout the school year is valued enormously and we are looking forward to an exciting year ahead.

In Year Four, the children have a fantastic opportunity to learn how to play a brass instrument. These are provided by Wandsworth Council’s scheme, Wider Opportunities, and the children bring them home throughout the year to practise. Music teachers come into school for one hour a week and teach a variety of music, song and dance. An important thing to mention is in order to achieve excellence in anything, we must show commitment so please support your child in caring for their instrument at home and ensuring that they practise regularly (this can be done without the mouthpiece when necessary). A brass concert will be arranged for the summer term so families can see how far the children have come!

Thank you to those parents who were able to join us for our recent Meet The Teacher. If you weren't able to join us we hope you can take the opportunity to read the slides.

 

Key Learning

You can find out about our approach to all our subjects through the curriculum page but the headlines for the year  group are below.

Reading

Children can maintain positive attitudes to reading and understanding by:

  • I can listen to and discuss a wide range of texts including fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction, reference and textbooks
  • I can read books that are structured in different ways and read for a range of purposes
  • I can use dictionaries to check the meanings of words I have read
  • I can read a wide range of books and re-tell some of these orally
  • I can identify themes and conventions in a wide range of books
  • I can recognise different forms of poetry e.g. free verse, narrative poetry
  • I can prepare poems and play scripts to read aloud and perform

Children can understand what they read in books they can read independently by:

  • I can check that the text makes sense and discuss my understanding (and explaining the meaning ) of words in context
  • I can ask questions to improve my understanding of a text with increasing complexity
  • I can draw inferences such as inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justify inferences with evidence clearly taken from the text
  • I can predict what might happen from details stated and implied
  • I can identify main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph and summarise these
  • I can identify  how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning including paragraphs, use of pronouns for cohesion, inverted commas for speech, apostrophes to mark possession and fronted adverbials
  • I can retrieve and record information from non-fiction over a range of subjects
  • I can participate in discussions about both books that are read to me and those that I can read for  myself, taking turns and listening to what others say

Writing

 Writing

  • I can create  more detailed settings, characters and plot in narrative pieces to engage the reader
  • I can write narratives with a clear beginning, middle and end and a coherent plot
  • I can write non-fiction pieces using appropriate structures
  • I can organise paragraphs around a theme.
  • I can proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors
  • I can use standard English forms
  • I can use the correct tense consistently
  • I can use expanded noun phrases (modifying adjectives, nouns and prepositional phrases) E.g.  The strict teacher with curly hair
  • I can use fronted adverbials E.g. As quick as a flash, Last weekend: usually demarcated with a comma 
  • I can use appropriate pronouns or nouns within and across sentences to aid cohesion and to avoid repetition
  • I can use conjunctions, adverbs or prepositions to indicate time, place or cause
  • I can extend the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions E.g when, if, because, although
  • I can use inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate speech
  • I can use apostrophes for singular and plural possession
  • I can use correct punctuation to demarcate sentences  :  capital letters and full stops , question marks and exclamation marks

Spelling

  • I can spell most of the year 3 and 4 spelling words correctly
  • I can spell all words with prefixes and suffixes correctly
  • I can spell homophones correctly

Handwriting

  • I can produce legible, joined handwriting

Greater depth (working above the national expected standard)

  • I can write well-paced and well-structured narratives
  • I can proofread consistently and amend my own writing, correcting errors
  • I can use commas after the reporting clause and all end punctuation  within inverted commas
  • I can expand noun phrases with the addition of ambitious modifying adjectives and prepositional phrases E.g the heroic soldier with an unbreakable spirit

Statutory spellings

 

Autumn 1 Autumn2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

accident

believe

strange

reign

interest

various

possible

grammar

woman

women

promise

therefore

opposite

ordinary

although

pressure

particular

calendar

popular

position

possess

possession

complete

potatoes

straight

favourite

strength

suppose

surprise

bicycle

business

medicine

natural

naughty

straight

favourite

strength

suppose

surprise

bicycle

business

medicine

natural

naughty 

peculiar

occasion

occasionally

probably

knowledge

experiment

experience

question

disappear

important

 

Maths

 In Maths we follow the White Rose Hub. You can find out more about White Rose through our dedicated maths page

Year 4 Maths Objectives

 

Science

 Electricity

Topics

 Did life in Britain regress under Anglo Saxon Rule?

 

Homework

 We set homework in Key Stage 2 in the following ways:

  • Spellings - bring handbook to school as usual
  • Guided Reading - bring handbook to school as usual
  • Literacy and Topic - Google Classroom
  • Talking Homework - Google Classroom
  • Maths - TTRS (Times Tables Rock Stars) and Mathletics

Students without digital access will get paper copies (need to return book)

You can access our guide to google classrooms or if you have any technical or password issues please email techsupport@earlsfield.wandsworth.sch.uk  

 

Days to remember

Day Activity
 Monday

Spelling test

PE  - wear kit to school

 Tuesday Homework handed in

Guided reading day

Bring brass instrument to school

Wednesday  
 Thursday Homework sent home

PE - wear kit to school

 Friday  
As frequently as possible but at least x times per week Reading, Time Tables Rockstars and/or Mathletics

 

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