Our English lessons are always linked to a specific genre. At the start of the block of lessons on that genre, you will complete a ‘have a go write’ so I can find out what you know or have remembered from previous year groups or pervious terms in year 4. You will then learn how to write using that genre at year four level. By the end of that block of learning you will complete a ‘learn as you go’ whereby you put together everything you have learnt into one piece of work. We will then edit it using a success criteria for that genre and finally complete your ‘show me what you know’ write!
Don’t forget to look at the English section of our website to see if you have featured on the ‘Writer of the Week’ page!
The genres we will be covering this term are linked to our theme and are; Diaries, newspaper report and Non-chronological reports!
- Multiplication tables - Speed testing https://www.timestables.co.uk/1-minute-test/
During the school day the children will take part in a teacher led guided reading session. As well as studying Non-fiction texts, this half term we will be reading 'The Journey to the River Sea' by Eva Ibbotson. Whilst enjoying the story we will also be honing various reading skills summed up in the acronym
Aim to hear your child read at home three times a week and consider asking questions that are linked to our VIPERS reading skills. Use the link below for a handy help sheet!
In our classroom the children have access to high quality texts that are banded and updated on a regular basis. In home school link book, myself and Miss Edwards will set tasks for your children to complete that link to the above skills. Children will also have the opportunity to read their own school reading book independently throughout the week.
If your child needs to self-isolate, please have a look at the following websites to support your child's home learning.
https://www.ncetm.org.uk/in-the-classroom/teaching-maths-through-the-pandemic/primary-video-lessons/ (note these lessons may not be in line with our planned work but can be used for consolidation of fractions)