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Coppice Valley Primary School

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Welcome to Apple Class

Welcome to Year 4

We hope your child had an eggcellent Easter and is now looking forward to the summer term.

 

Start of the Day

The classroom doors will continue to open at 8:45am and all children should be in school by 8:55am to be registered.

Arrivals after this time should be through the main entrance and could result in a late mark.

End of Day KS2 children finish at 3.30pm. Parents should wait outside the class door as usual. An adult will be about to make sure everyone is collected.

If you want your child to leave the premises un-accompanied please put this in writing for us. If you are sending someone else to pick up

your child, please call us in advance to let us know.

HOMEWORK – Reading, Spellings and Maths times tables (TT Rockstars) – More information to follow

Please use your Planner to learn spellings and record reading every week. Please check planners for results of spelling tests.

Try to use the Rockstars site for times tables at least three times weekly.

 

This website, The School Run, explains the curriculum for Year 4 for parents. It will show you how we teach maths, English and science and how you

can help at home. This information is FREE

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-your-child-learns-year-4-maths-english-and-science

MATHS   You could help at home with these areas, which all Year 4 pupils are expected to achieve:

 

  • All times tables facts including associated division facts
  • Telling the time from an analogue clock (traditional clock with hands). Know how many days in a week, weeks in a year, months in a year,
  • seconds in a minute, minutes in an hour, hours in a day.
  • Measurement – how many mm in cm, cm in m, m in km, g in kg and ml in L.
  • Money – know all coins and notes. Add mix of coins and notes. Find change from £5 or £10.

 

 

ENGLISH:

This term we are reading two fiction texts: Stig of the Dump by Clive King and Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura and our non-fiction text will be

DK Find out! Stone Age. We are using these whole class texts to work on English comprehension, punctuation and grammar work. We will also

base much of our writing around these texts and will focus on revising, editing and redrafting our work.

 

 

OTHER SUBJECTS

 

History

Stone Age to Iron Age

Geography

Rivers and the water cycle

Science

Rocks and soils; Plants & Animals

 

RE

Images of Jesus; How do people express their spiritual ideas through the arts?

Art & Design Technology

Andy Galsworthy art; focusing on natural & found objects & outdoor art, cave paintings

Music  (Active music)

Composing & performing

MFL (French)  

Unit 10 Au marché

Computing

Using spreadsheets, databases and graphs, online safety.

PE

Fielding & striking and Athletics

PSHE

Moving on; me and my future

 

If you’d like to see your child’s work or have a chat with us about progress and ways to help your child at home, please come in  after school, and we can arrange a good time for us all.

 

We are more than happy to arrange parent workshops on the curriculum and ways to help your child. Please ask us if there is something you would like

us to do for you.

Metacognition

 We are beginning to talk to the children about the language of learning and helping them to understand what goes on inside their heads when they are

thinking and learning. This is called meta-cognition. Hopefully, you will hear your child talking about how they learn this term. Alongside this, we are

looking at the learning powered mind focusing on the four key areas of: resilience, resourcefulness, reflectiveness and reciprocity.

PE Days - Please make sure your child has full kit for the whole week. They need indoor and outdoor kit please – T-shirt, shorts, tracksuit and trainers

are essential items.  Without the correct kit, your child may not be able to participate. Y4 PE this term will be Wednesdays, and either Thursdays or

Fridays. (See website for uniform & PE list).

 

Class Email Accounts

apple@coppicevalley.n-yorks.sch.uk         

NB These class accounts should only be used for sending photos/homework etc. All communication regarding attendance, requests for

appointments and general enquiries should go through admin@coppicevalley.n-yorks.sch.uk

Welcome to Year 4

We hope your child had a wonderful Summer and is ready for the Autumn term. Our topic for the whole Autumn term is: THE VIKINGS AND ANGLO SAXONS.

Please note: Y4 will be swimming every Thursday from 7th September to 16th November EXCEPT Thursday 28th September when there is a gala at the Hydro.

Parents' Welcome Meeting will be Thursday 14th September at 3:30pm. We hope to see you there.

 

START OF THE DAY

 Please escort your child to the playground by 8:55, where they will be collected by their teacher. Please do not wait on the patio.

END OF THE DAY

KS2 children finish at 3.30pm. Parents should wait outside the class door as usual. An adult will be about to make sure everyone is collected.

If you want your child to leave the premises unaccompanied please put this in writing for us. If you are sending someone else to pick up your child, please call us in advance to let us know.

HOMEWORK – Reading, Spellings and Maths Learn Its

Please use your Planner to learn spellings and record reading every week. Continue to learn your Maths Learns Its as you have done before. Please check planners for results of spelling tests.

READING AT HOME: Please hear your child read to you AND read to your child EVERY DAY. 20 minutes reading a day = 2 million new words learned a year.

 

MATHS   You could help at home with these areas, which all Year 4 pupils are expected to achieve:

  • multiplication (grid method) and division (short division method).
  • 3x 4x 8x tables (y3) and 6x 7x 9x tables (year 4)
  • Telling the time from an analogue clock (traditional clock with hands). Know how many days in a week, weeks in a year, months in a year, seconds in a minute, minutes in an hour, hours in a day.
  • Fractions – count in tenths and hundredths. Add fractions with the same denominator, say which of 2 fractions is larger, order a set of fractions
  • Roman numerals
  • Geometry – recognise right angles, acute and obtuse angles
  • Shape – recognise 2D and 3D shapes by names and properties

Measurement – how many mm in cm, cm in m, m in km, g in kg and ml in L.

PE  

Please make sure your child has full kit for the whole week. They need indoor and outdoor kit please – T-shirt, shorts, tracksuit and trainers are essential items.  Without the correct kit your child may not be able to participate. (See website for uniform & PE list).

 

SWAPPING READING BOOKS

Now your child is in KS2, it is their responsibility to change their own reading book. They can do this each morning, as soon as they come into the classroom. We don’t want the children to swap more than once a day as we want them to re-read books several times to increase their fluency and embed new vocabulary. Don’t worry if we send home the same book a few times. It is good to reread texts many times, to embed new words and deeply understand the content.

 

PLAYTIME SNACKS & LUNCHBOX CONTENTS

Please don’t send chocolate and sweets in to school. At playtime kids need a healthy snack = fruit, veg, or cheese for example.

Water Bottles – please send your child with a NAMED sports-style pull up lid bottle. If you have a fruit infuser, please prepare it at home and take it home every day for cleaning. In the hot weather it is crucial all children have a bottle please.

ENGLISH:

This term we are all reading BEOWULF (Michael Morpurgo version) and VIKING BOY by Tony Bradman. We will be learning how to answer comprehension questions from the text and writing character descriptions. Our grammar and punctuation lessons will focus on prepositions, conjunctions, adverbials, clauses and proper use of apostrophes and commas. (The School Run website is great for explaining these.)

 

OTHER SUBJECTS
History:  Vikings & Anglo-Saxons

Geography: UK geography

Science Humans; teeth & bones, digestion.

RE: Inspirational people; Christmas - gifts

Art & Design: Sketch skills

Design & Technology: Coin purses

Music: (Active music) Rhythm & Singing Games

MFL (French) Greetings, Numbers, The weather

Computing: Internet Safety & Research

PE Swimming  & Dance

PSHE Internet safety; Keeping myself safe; Becoming an active citizen; Y3/4: Unit 1 Safety (SRE)

 

CLASS EMAIL ACCOUNTS

apple@coppicevalley.n-yorks.sch.uk           sycamore@coppicevalley.n-yorks.sch.uk

NB These class accounts should only be used for sending photos/homework etc. All communication regarding attendance, requests for appointments and general enquiries should go through admin@coppicevalley.n-yorks.sch.uk

USEFUL WEBSITES

Information and advice for parents about the national curriculum including how we teach maths, grammar and punctuation at school.

http://www.theschoolrun.com/

 

E-safety:

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

http://www.childnet.com/parents-and-carers

 

Maths:

http://www.sumdog.com/

 

English:

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

 

Growth Mindsets: help your child try new things - CBeebies ...

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Year 4 Spellings for the whole year

Long Term Plan