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YEAR 4

Mr Jenkins

assisted by Bev

HOMEWORK 

Homework is set every Wednesday on Google Classroom and should be completed at home in the homework book and uploaded to Google Classroom before Monday. The homework book doesn’t come into school. If children are off school with illness tasks will be uploaded to Google Classroom for them to complete.

Click here for KS2 homework overview.

PROUD AS PUNCH

Good behaviour and good work is rewarded through being awarded a Proud as Punch certificate. Children will also be rewarded during Celebration Assemblies. Our theme for rewards this year is Fruits of the Holy Spirit and will be given to children showing these qualities in their behaviour.

SHCOOL RULES

Every child is entitled to the right to:

  • feel safe 

  • be respected

  • learn

ORANGE LIST

If a child violates any of these rights and is seen to have broken agreed rules, the consequence is that the child goes on the orange list. If a child is seen to have broken the rules again, they will lose 5 minutes from their next playtime. We will contact you to let you know if your child has repeatedly been on the orange list. 

Learning at school will be different during the current situation however children will still get a varied and fun curriculum. Please take some time to read through the information provided and ask Mr Jenkins or Bev any questions you have.

SPELLING

10 spellings are given out each week. These will be put onto Google Classroom. They should complete the assigned activity and practise them every day. A spelling test will be completed on Wednesdays. 

READING

 Children should read every night, with an adult if possible, and discuss the book using the comprehension skills question sheet that is in their Reading Record. If you would like an example of what questions to ask and how they should be worded, then please ask Mr Jenkins. Reading Records should be brought to school every day and will be checked daily. The children’s Reading Record has details of questions children can be asked to further their understanding. Children will have guided reading lessons four days a week and will learn reading skills and be shown how to apply these to different types of text. Children will also complete a reading comprehension task weekly with the chance to further apply the skills they have learned. For guided reading lessons this term we will be using the book Lost Species which links well with the book we are using in English and the topic we are studying in Science.

THEME

Our theme for this term is The Romans. We will be looking at the start of the Roman Empire, how it spread and how it was challenged. We will also look at Roman culture, beliefs, architecture and past times. 

SCIENCE

Our topic this half term is Living Things and Their Habitats. The children will look at different living things, how to sort and classify them into different categories, their habitats and how these change, the environment and how this changes. Again this is a very relevant topic for our current situation.

R.E

This term we will be learning about the Big Story in the Bible and how all the different sections and the teachings with them help to help us understand our relationship with God.

MATHS

At Boutcher we follow the Maths No problem Mastery Programme of study. Children will do additional maths lessons for the first half term covering what they missed in Year 3. Depending on curriculum coverage, the additional lessons may continue. Maths homework is set on the Mathletics website. The tasks selected are carefully chosen to consolidate the weeks learning. The Reading Record contains login details. Children should revise all their times tables on a regular basis as these are a key component of many mathematical concepts. Click here for Year 4 Maths

Methods Handbook. Children will continue to develop their mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem-solving skills in lessons. During year 4, there will be a big emphasis on giving children a much deeper understanding of mathematical concepts and getting them to explain their thinking.

WRITING

 We have started reading the book Varmints and we will complete a range of different writing outcomes, focusing on different grammar, punctuation and spelling skills. It is a lovely book looking at habitat and environmental change which is very relevant today. This will also link to our science topic which is Living Things and Their Habitats.

COMPUTING

We will use code.org to teach the computing curriculum. Each child will have their own login and will have one session weekly.

SPANISH

Miss Tazib will lead a Spanish lesson each week, which will be followed up in class. They will learn vocabulary through rhymes, singing, games, discussion and some written work.

SERVICES

Unfortunately, we are unable to hold services in the school hall at this time. Instead classes will meet each week via Google Meet where we will have a time of collective worship together. Our theme for the year is the Fruit of the Spirit and each week we will consider a fruit and reflect on how we can grow in love, goodness, kindness etc. sharing our thoughts and reflections as a whole school.

PE

Children will have PE on Monday and Friday. Children can wear their PE kits into school on these days.

Boutcher Church of England Primary School | 93 Grange Road, London, SE1 3BW | 020 7237 2149