Teme

Year 4 Children
  • Welcome to Teme Class

    Spring Term 2021

    Meet the teacher – Miss Glover

    Literacy and Topic

    Our main topic will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians. The children will be studying the Gods, which the Egyptians worshipped and why they believed they gave them good fortune; the afterlife which they believed marked the start of a challenging journey, mummification and hieroglyphics. In literacy they will be researching facts from Ancient Egypt and will be writing non-fiction texts. This will include a non-chronological report, of an interest your child has in this exciting era of history. They will also be studying the myth’s legendary tales of the different Gods worshipped and of course, Howard Carter and the famous discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb!

    Reading will be heavily focused in Year 4 this year. I will read with the children at least once a week during a guided reading session, however I am expecting your child to read at least 5 times a week to an adult at home also, as frequent reading really helps their development in this area and increases their understanding of texts, author’s choice of wording and comprehension skills.

     

    Maths

    We will be progressing with our skills in place value knowledge and learning more formal techniques for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division including our mental recall strategies. We will be concentrating on fractions and decimals, as well as negative numbers. We will also be learning how to measure and calculate perimeter and area of different shapes.

    The ‘Friday Frog Maths Club’ will still continue, and I am amazed and delighted to see how much the children are enjoying and embracing working hard to leap to their next lily pad! The children are also working very hard on their times table challenges and with success, so well done for all that extra practise they are having at home and once again – practise, practise makes perfect! They are expected to answer the mixed-up times table, they are practising, within 1 minute including division questions (eg: how many 4’s and in 36 etc). The children know which times table they are being challenged with and it is better for them to focus on one at time, to really embed those important life-long facts.

    The good news is that the government have decided that the statutory multiplication tables check (MTC) will now not take place in June 2021, so the pressure is off! However, I still believe that the children should be sound in their times table knowledge as they enter Year 5, as this is where their expected level of education should be in this subject, I do hope you agree and continue with your exceptional support.

     

    Science

    In Science this term we will be looking at teeth and digestion, exploring the simple functions of the digestive system in humans whilst comparing teeth of carnivores and herbivores in animals. We will also be exploring the network of producers and consumers in the food chain. After half term, we will be studying sound, identifying that sounds are made when something vibrates and using a range of musical instruments learning how to make louder, softer, higher or lower sounds.

     

    P.E.

    Our P.E. sessions this term will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays (as per last term). Tuesday’s session will be taught by Adriano (our P.E. Specialist), these will take place on the school field. I will be teaching P.E. on Thursdays, where we will be focusing on balance, gymnastics and developing our

    core strength in the school hall. Can you please ensure that you child comes into school on each of these days wearing their appropriate P.E. kits suitable to where the lessons are taking place (inside or outside).

     

    Music/Art and Design

    The children will continue to learn playing the cornet with Pete from Hereford Music Services, these lessons will take part on Thursday mornings. In art and design we will be using our history topic this term to make and design Egyptian cartouches, masks and learning how to draw faces in charcoal.

     

    Spellings will be given out by Monday to be tested on Friday via a Seesaw message/email. Please encourage your child to learn these at home. Homework will be sent out via Seesaw by Monday to be completed by the following Friday.

  • Miss Glover - Class Teacher

    Mr Lewis - Teaching Assistant

    Things to remember

    Tuesday - P.E Kit

    Thursday -  P.E Kit

    Friday - Hand in homework and spelling books.

     

    Friday Frog Club

    Image result for frog jump lilly pad

    In Friday Frog Club the children have 5 minutes to complete the times table questions at their level and the number of questions increases as they rise up through the clubs.

    It begins with 33 questions on the 2, 5 & 10 times tables in the 33 club, to the all the tables in the 99 club! In the 99 club the children must answer 99 questions on their times tables in 5 minutes!

    To jump onto the next lily pad the children have to get all the questions right in 5 minutes!

    Use this website to test yourself.
    Select the tables of the club you are in and see if you can answer enough questions correctly in 5 minutes.

    Use these timers
    Select the timer you like and set the time to 5 minutes.

    The Mordiford Mile

    Please ensure that you have your trainers in school so that you can participate in the daily mile.

    Twitter

    Don’t forget to visit our Twitter page to see what we’ve been up to.

    Spellings

    Click on the links below to see the National Curriculum Spelling List for Years 3 and 4. Helping your child to learn these words will really support their English development.

    https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/new-curriculum-word-list-year-3-and-4-6441446

    https://www.spellzone.com/word_lists/list-5472.htm

    https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/y3-and-y4-new-curric-spelling-list-wordsearches-642368

    Reading

    In Teme we love to read. We make sure that we read at home every evening to an adult; Miss Glover checks our reading diaries every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

    Times Table Challenge

    Can you complete this terms challenge of learning all times tables up to 12 and divisions by the end of Year 4?