Welcome to Year 4

Teacher: Mrs Abdelgalil
Teaching Assistants: Miss Pugh

Autumn 2 Term Objectives

Year: 4      Date: November 2022

This is intended for parents and pupils to share the learning objectives for the term. It also provides targets for the term ahead.

MATHS

Maths

Objectives

 

  • Solve addition and subtraction two-step problems in context, deciding which operations to use and why.

  • Find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares.

  • Estimate, compare and calculate different measures.

  • Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables for up to 12x12.

  • Use place value to known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally.

  • Multiplying by 1 and 0, dividing by 1 and 0 and multiplying three numbers.

*Children are required to know all 12 times

tables by heart by the end of Y4. We practise

them every day in class; please help your child

learn them at home. To help practise them they

can complete the activities on Times Table Rock

Stars and Purple Mash.

     

My Maths target is:

To recall multiplication and division facts for multiplications tables for up to 12x12.

     
SCIENCE

 

Topic: Electricity    

 

Objectives we will cover are: 

 

Identify common appliances that run on electricity.

Construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.

Identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery. 

Recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit.

Recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors. 

 
Other useful information for this 1/2 term:

 

  • PE is on Thursdays this term. Please make sure you are wearing correct sports kit to school. A blue or black tracksuit is acceptable. Please make sure that long hair is tied back and earrings have been removed.

  • This term, we will also go swimming on Thursdays. Children need to come to school in their tracksuits. Don’t forget your swimming kit including a swimming cap.

  • Remember to bring your reading book and planner every day.

  • Please write in your child’s planner whenever you hear them read, this does not have to be their school reading book, it can be a library book, a book your child enjoys reading, etc. Remember there are example questions to ask them about their book in the planner.

  • To encourage independence, your child is responsible for handing in their reading book when it needs changing. All children will be heard once a week in school and this will be noted in their planner.

  • Homework is all set on Google Classroom. English homework set on a Tuesday and due in on Friday.

  • Maths homework is set on a Friday and due in on Tuesday.

  • Spellings are set on a Friday for a test the following Friday.

Any issues please contact me on jabdelgalil@lit-bloxwich.walsall.sch.uk

       

 

 

The text we are working from in our English lessons is
‘A Visit from St Nicholas’ by Clement Clarke Moore.

  

During our lessons we will:

  • Listen to, read and discuss the text.
  • Ask and answer questions about the text to develop understanding.
  • Predict what might happen next based on what has been stated or implied.
  • Discuss and record ideas to create a plan.
  •  Use commas in a list 
  •  Write our own poem including some figurative language.
  •  Preparing a poem to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action.
  •  Use a range of sentences with more than one clause through the use of conjunctions.
  •  Use fronted adverbials, including the use of a comma.
  •  Write a formal letter.

 

Our new Discovery Quest topics are:

Topic Question: How did World War II change the lives of women?

Download our info sheet below: