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St Margaret’s C of E Junior School

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4! 

 

Welcome to Year 4’s page on our school website. Here you can find photographs of the Year 4 classes in action, copies of letters we send home, useful websites and examples of our wonderful work. 

Please keep making regular visits to check out what Year 4 are up to!

 

Should you have any issues please contact the Year 4 team on smjyear4@welearn365.com

 

Thank you for your continued support,

Team Year 4 🙂

 

Please click on the school logo below for information about our Year 4 learning each term.

Useful Information

 

Homework

Homework is set on a Monday and should be completed by the following Monday. Children will have Mathletics and Study Ladder activities to complete as well as times table practise, spelling practise and they should also read every day for a minimum of 20 minutes. They should record their reading in their diaries at least 3 times a week. Please note spellings are tested on Fridays and new spellings sent out on Fridays. 

 

PE 

On PE days children should come to school in their outdoor PE kit (black shorts/ joggers, white t-shirt, black hoodie and black trainers). Hair longer than shoulder length should be tied back and jewellery removed. PE days are Mondays and Fridays.

 

Equipment

Pupils should come to school every day with all the equipment they need. They will need the following: A small named pencil case, HB pencils, clear shatterproof 30cm ruler, blue handwriting pens (not biro), rubber and sharpener. Children can also bring in glue sticks, gel pens, pencil crayons, highlighters and felt tips if they like but these are not essential.

 

Nut Free School

Please remember that we are a NUT FREE school. Pupils are allowed to bring in snacks of fruit, vegetables, plain bread sticks or cheese to eat at morning break. Thank you for your support with this.

Blended Learning

During periods of lockdown for whole classes or remote learning for individuals, your child may be required to access learning from home. Please click on the link below for guidance and log in to the welearn365 account for access to resources and live Teams lessons.

Our Year 4 Playtime Charter

We are pleased to share with you the wonderful work Year 4 have been undertaking in our PSHE lessons. You may wish to speak to your child about what they have been discussing in these lessons and they can share with you some of the mature and considered steps they have taken to make playtimes at St Margaret's 'fun for everyone'. 

 

After collating many responses from our pupils, we have been able to come up with our Year 4 playtime charter, as agreed by the most important stakeholders - the children! 

Here is a taster of the wonderful learning opportunities that the Year 4 children have experienced so far this year. Please click on the term tabs at the top of the page to see more photos and videos.

Year 4 - Mary Arden's Farm Visit - March 2022

Year 4 Creating a collage - Artwork inspired by artist Arcimboldo - February 2022

Generating ideas for and writing a poem based on the witches and cauldron scene in Macbeth - January 2022

Courageous Advocacy - December 2021

Active Maths - November 2021

Diwali Day - November 2021

Worship at Home

Reading

Please ensure your child reads at home everyday. Reading is such an important skill, used in every aspect of our school day and lives. As a minimum, please sign your child's diary 3 times a week. 

Use the questions below to support your child with their comprehension. These questions follow our 'Reading Dogs' which the children are already familiar with. 

 

Maths

Maths homework will be set every week.

Your child will record this in their diary. Usually, homework activities will be set on the 'Mathletics' portal. 

 

https://login.mathletics.com/ 

 

If you want to do more Maths revision, choose from one of these websites: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39 

http://www.mathematicshed.com/ 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ 

https://mathszone.co.uk/ 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks2-maths-collection/z7frpg8 

https://myminimaths.co.uk/year-4-mini-maths/

Times Table homework

Your child will also be asked to practice their times tables each week. Please help them to recall both the multiplication and division facts for the times table they are practicing. 

 

As far as we know, the Y4 multiplication check will still be going ahead next June, so please continue to revise all times tables with your child. The links below will help you.

 

https://www.timestables.co.uk/ 

https://ttrockstars.com/  

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular  

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/times-table-collection/z4vv6v4 

 

Telling the time 

Reading an analogue clock is an important skill to master. In Year 4, children need to be able to tell the time to the nearest minute and convert the time between analogue and digital 12- and 24-hour clocks with confidence.  

Some activities you may choose to try are: 

  • Create your own paper plate clocks 
  • Use the clocks at home to practice telling the time on an analogue clock and converting it into a digital time. 

English

Each week, your child will be set 2 or 3 learning activities on Study Ladder. Your child's log-in information can be found on the front cover of their diaries. Most activities set, will be interactive and will NOT need printing off. For the odd activity that does ask you to print, please complete the activity on a scrap piece of paper. 

 

You can access study ladder using the link below:

 

https://www.studyladder.co.uk/login/account 

 

Spellings

Children will be set spelling each week. These will be recorded in their diaries. Please use the activities and links below to help your child learn and apply the spelling rule that has been set each week. 

 

These additional Grammar and Spelling resources might come in useful whilst home schooling.

Music

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Slideshow

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Welcome to Briar Hill and St Margaret's!...Our Federation vision: 'Flourish as a family, love to learn, make memories, shine!'...Our St Margaret's Christian vision: 'How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity.' (Psalm 133)
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