Teme

Year 4 Children
  • Welcome to Teme Class

    Autumn Term 2020

    Meet the teacher – Miss Glover

    Welcome to the Autumn Term!  Here is a brief outline of some of the things we will be learning about this term:

    Literacy/Geography

    The children will be studying via Literacy and Geography, the topic of the Amazon Rainforest and the country of Brazil.  We will be learning about South America and researching the different animals and how the rainforest exists including the interesting, contrasting human geography of Brazil.   We will also be discussing and debating the subject of deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest.

    Reading will be heavily focused in Year 4 this year.  I will read with your child at least once a week during a guided reading session, however I am expecting your child to read at least 4 times a week to an adult at home also, as frequent reading alongside applying comprehension skills, really helps their development in this area.

    Maths

    This term they will be focusing mainly on place value, number work and heavily on our times tables. The 2014 National Curriculum states by the end of Year 4 pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables facts for all the multiplication tables to x12. They will also be taking the statutory multiplication tables check (MTC) for the first time, in June 2021!  The purpose of this check is to determine whether pupils can fluently recall their times tables up to x12, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will also help the school to identify pupils who may need additional support in this area.  The MTC is an on-screen check consisting of 25 times tables questions. Your child will answer 3 practice questions before moving on to the official check and will then have 6 seconds to answer each question. On average, the check should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.  Times tables will, obviously, feature heavily in our learning and we will commence learning them fluently by having a times table challenge set each week to embed these important life skills as part of our homework.

    They will be continuing the challenge of the ‘Frog Maths Club’; encouraging your child to learn their tables and number facts in a fun and easy way, which they enjoy.  It is a challenge which will be given to them each week to improve their number bonds, complements to 1000, multiplication and division facts. Also, in Maths they will be focusing on using formal methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division techniques. We will also be learning about measurement: area and perimeter.

    Science

    This term we will be learning about Electricity; why do we need it; what does it do?  What are insulators and conductors?  How does a circuit operate to light a bulb or make a buzzer work?  We will, after half term, be learning about different states of matter including solid, liquids and gases and learn how particles behave in different states.  We will also be learning about the water cycle and understanding how evaporation, condensation and participation occurs. 

    P.E.

    Our P.E. sessions this term will be on Tuesday (with Adriano) and Thursday (with myself).  However, the COVID-19 guidance from the government, is that children come into school on those days wearing their P.E. kits and trainers and will remain in them all day.  Therefore, their first session with Adriano will be on Tuesday 8th September and with me on Thursday 10th September, where instead of wearing school uniform on those days, they come into school in their full P.E. kits.

    R.E.

    This term the children will be learning about Christianity, including baptism, harvest and remembrance.  They will also be focusing on the Christmas story after half term via this topic.

    Art and Design

    In our art and design lessons we will be using our Geography topic to enhance our learning, we will be making a 3D model of the continent of South America, making a model rainforest and sketching animals within the rainforests whilst studying the artist Henri Rousseau for his 3D rainforest work. Could I please ask that your child is provided with an old, oversized T-shirt to protect their school uniform during these activities?

    The children will be enjoying the Year 4 Wider Opportunities music lessons, learning how to play an instrument (cornet), with Pete from the Hereford Music Service, after half term.  They will be given the opportunity to bring their instruments home for further practise, which I am sure you will enjoy!

    In addition to this, they will be learning about E-safety and coding/programming in ICT and focusing on new beginnings and consequences in PSHE.  Spellings will be given every Monday, to be tested on Friday.  Please encourage your child to learn these at home. Homework will be given out on a Monday to be handed in by Friday, I am endeavouring for these to be sent out via our Seesaw app this term to eliminate the necessity of items being brought from school to home and vice versa.  Also, a reminder to the children that they are not to bring any unnecessary items from home into school at present.

     

    Spellings will be given every Monday, to be tested on Friday.  Please encourage your child to learn these at home.  Homework will be given out on a Monday to be handed in by Friday.  Reading is still going to be focused on heavily this term and regular practice at home really helps your child to improve.  

  • 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?