Parochial C of E Primary School | Keppel Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 6NN
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Growing Together in God

Year 4 

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Class Book 

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The True Story of the Three Little Pigs: You may think you know the story of the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf - but only one person knows the real story. And that person is A. Wolf. His tale starts with a birthday cake for his dear old granny, a bad head cold and a bad reputation. The rest (as they say) is history.

Revolting Rhymes: Six of the best-loved nursery tales, retold with surprising and sometimes disgusting twists! Wicked beasts, brazen crooks and a ghastly giant star in these hilarious nursery rhymes with BITE.

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Homework 

Monday - Spelling (due in Wednesday).

Wednesday - Maths (due in Friday).

Friday - Comprehension  (due in Monday).

 

Please read regularly with your child and sign their reading record. Book changing days are Monday and Thursday. 

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English 

In English, we will be creating our twisted tales and twisted poems based on traditional stories such as; The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. 

How you can help your child? Encourage your child to read their reading book and ask them questions about the text which they are reading.

 

How can you help at home?

It is important to read a variety of texts with your child.  This can be anything from their reading books to newspapers and leaflets.  This will help to extend your child’s vocabulary and their understanding of different text types, which will in turn help to improve their writing.

 

Maths 

As mathematicians, we will;

  • Convert between different units of measure [for example, kilometre to metre; hour to
    minute]
  • measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure (including squares) in
    centimetres and metres
  • find the area of rectilinear shapes by counting squares
  • estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and
    pence

This year, Year 4s will take part in the compulsory Times Tables Check. Children will answer 25 questions, with only 6 seconds to answer each question.

Please ensure that you regularly practise and test your child on their times tables.  At the end of Year 4, children should know the all times tables up to 12x12.  It is always useful to practise the times tables as this really helps children with a range of mathematics work in school.  If you have access to the internet, please visit the following sites to support your child's learning at home.

https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/teacher

 

RE - Exploring Easter as a story of betrayal and trust

In RE we will;

  • give children the opportunity to reflect upon the importance of power and the effect of betrayal, trust and forgiveness.
  • deepen pupil’s understanding of the concept of salvation.
  • focus on the significance of the incidents of betrayal and trust in the Easter story.

Science 

As scientists, we will be studying Living things and their Habitats. Children will;

  • recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living
    things in their local and wider environment
  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers
    to living things.

 

  

 

Theme 

As geographers, children will find out how the towns and cities of the UK first developed. They will also learn about the needs and requirements early settlers had when choosing a place to build a home. This will include using maps to investigate land use in different sized settlements and the ways in which settlements are linked together.