Year 4 - Blwyddyn 4
Hwb - https://hwb.gov.wales/
Big maths - https://www.bigmaths.com/
Giglets - https://giglets.com/
Each child has their own card with their login details on. Be careful when you type in your password!
Parent Help Guide
- Welcome to Year 4!
Croeso i Flwyddyn 4!
Teacher: Mrs Anderson
Teaching Assistants: Mr Davies & Mrs Fletcher-Price
Fruit snack-30p day
We go for a run and do our daily exercises every morning so please wear sensible shoes to school
(or bring a pair to change into).
Spelling words are given every Tuesday to learn for a test
on the following Tuesday.
Big Maths ‘Beat That’ and a ‘Learn Its’ test
are carried out weekly.
This term our topic is
The children have written down everything that they want to know about it-we'll do our best to cover it all!
Here are some of their questions:
Where will we go in the hot air balloon?
Why is Cardiff the capital city of Wales?
What other places are near us?
How long does it take to travel around the world?
What different animals live around the world?
Can we learn some different languages?
Can we try some foods from other countries?
Black History Month-October
To make a link with Black History Month, we shall be looking at the life of Nelson Mandela when we visit South Africa as part of our theme. We will look at his life and for our Big Write, we will write a biography on him.
We have been finding out more about Asia. To find out how much you know, click the link below:
This week we will be looking at how the Hindu religion celebrates Diwali (the festival of lights) We have clothes to look at and many craft activities to do.
We started with ‘Kind’ for our well-being topic and will be looking at lots of other wonderful stories including our topic-based one called The Fantastic Flying Journey by Gerald Durrell.
As always, we value reading very highly and especially now after lock-down, the more varied books you read, the better your vocabulary will be. This will help enormously in every subject.
Here are a few helpful words
something we all need,
to get the best from everything…
READ! READ READ!
You can access Giglets if you want to read the books we have during GGR.
For other books to read, try these:
Our focus in Yr 4 remains to study a variety of texts and to write in a range of genre. This will include fictional letters and stories, poems and non- fictional reports, accounts and information leaflets or brochures. We will edit our work and mark with a friend-that's helpful!
We shall remind ourselves about:
The 4 Rules (adding & subtracting using money/ dividing using the bus stop method & multiplication)
Co ordinates-using a map
Measuring-the school, the playground and the distance between our school and local amenities.
2D & 3D shape plus looking at symmetry
Perimeter, area & volume
We shall be doing lots of reasoning activities to make us think and to try out new methods.
It will help us if we know our times tables. It will make us quicker and help us to understand reasoning questions better.
Try to learn a few each night. This term try to concentrate on the 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x,and 10x tables. These games will help:
We will be carrying out investigations such as:
- Find out how effective different materials are for strength, absorption and insulation.
- Find out what material is best on certain surfaces. Consider strength, texture, friction and the look of the surface.
Look at different land surfaces such as desert in Africa, rainforest in the Amazon, ice in Arctic & Antartica.
Animals and their young, habitats and endangered species.
Elephants/rhino in Africa, Koalas in Australia, polar bears in Arctic.
This term we are looking at Y Tywydd (The weather) and Yr Ysgol (school)
If you get chance to practice at home, try these: