Mrs Smith, Mrs Bye and Miss Walton
Below is an overview of the curriculum for this academic year.
Please see the 'Homework' column for details
Children should be reading everyday at home and completing their reading records. Once a book is completed a quiz on Accelerated Reader can be attempted.
As year 4 have a statutory times tables check we expect the children to be learning their times tables at home and at school. Each day complete one column of the times tables record book and use Times Tables Rock Stars.
Weekly spellings are set to the individual child's level on the Spelling Frame website. Each Friday in school the children will be tested on the spellings they have been learning that week.
We have PE on a Wednesday and a Thursday. If you need an outdoor tracksuit please order from PENN Sports (adding their initials to the tracksuit is advisable).
Weekly maths homework will be set on a Friday due for the following Friday. We are now using Mathletics. The children will be using the same login details from last year. The children will have a number of assignments set for them to complete. Once they have completed their assigned work they will then be able to access the rest of the website to earn points and weekly certificates. To gain a certificate the must achieve a 1000 points each week.
In addition to Mathletics, the children will be expected to complete a column a day in their times tables books and access Times Tables Rock Stars website. On a Friday, the children will need to bring their books into school so we can see if they are ready to move onto the next times tables.
We check using three levels(ticks);
First tick - recite the times tables in order. For example 0,2,4,6,8,10 etc
Second tick - quick recall in any order (answering quickly without use of their fingers. For example what are 5 2's, what are 6 2's?
Third tick - quick recall of division facts (again answering quickly without use of fingers). For example how many 2's in 14, what many 2's in 20?
Once they have three ticks we move them straight up to the next times tables.
Each week, on a Friday, new spellings will be set via the Spelling Frame website. The children will be able to access the website to learn their spellings on there from home. In addition to the weekly set spellings, Spelling Frame collates any words the children find tricky and create a Tricky Words section. The children can use this section to practise words that still need to be learnt.
We encourage the children to read for 30 mins each day. Once the children have completed a book they can take a quiz on the Accelerated Reader website either from home or as part of their early morning work in school. This year the children do not have a reading record to take home. Instead, for each new book they begin they take a bookmark and write the name of the book on the front and track their page numbers with the date on the back. Once the book is complete and they have taken a quiz they will take a new book mark and place the old one in their wallet in school. At the end of the year they will be able to see just how much reading they have done across the year with how many bookmarks they have collected.