Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School

SYCAMORE CLASS

YEAR 4 

MISS MILNER

2023-24

 

Summer Term

Welcome to our class page! Hopefully you will find this page useful. On our class page we have details of our topics for this half term as well as other useful information about Sycamore Class and websites that we use to help our learning. We love to share what we learn in school every day, so please follow us on our Facebook page to see what we get up to on a daily basis.

Miss Milner

  

What will we be learning about this half term?

English 

How to be a Viking? Cressida Cowell

The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Phillip Pullman  

 

Maths

Year 3

Fractions; Money; Time; Shape and Statistics.

Year 4

Decimals; Money; Time; Shape; Statistics and Position and Direction.

 

RE

Thematic unit - How and why do believers show their commitments during the journey of life?

 

Science

Year 3

How plants grow (1st half term)

Scientists and Inventors (2nd half term)

Year 4

Circuits and conductors (1st half term)

Scientists and Inventors (2nd half term)

 

History 

What happened when the Romans left Britain? (1st half term)

 

Geography 

Why does Italy shake and roar? (2nd half term)

 

Art 

Plant art (1st half term)

 

DT 

Shell Structures (2nd half term)

 

PE (Fridays)

Cricket and Forest School (1st half term)

Rounders and Athletics (2nd half term) 

 

PSHE/RSE

Relationships (1st half term)

Changing Me (2nd half term)

 

Computing

Spreadsheets; Simulations; Graphics

 

French

Time

 

Key information

Arrival/collection

Our arrival time each morning is 8.45-9.00am and we leave at 3.10pm. 

 

What to bring to school

The children should bring in a water bottle which they will take home each day as well as their packed lunch (if they do not receive a school lunch).  They do not need any other equipment such as pencil cases, stationary etc as they will have everything they need at their own desk. Please make sure that children aren’t bringing in any toys to school.

 

Snacks  

Children are allowed to bring a ‘healthy’ snack to school for breaktime. However, this must be either a piece of fruit or breakfast/cereal bar. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

PE days

Our PE day for the first half of the summer term is every Wednesday (cricket) and Thursday (Forest School). 

After half term, our PE days will be every Wednesday (Athletics) and Friday (Rounders).

The children should come into school wearing their school PE kit. They  will remain in their PE kit all day. PE kit this year is: trainers, white PE t-shirt, purple shorts or plain black tracksuit bottoms/leggings, purple hoodie or purple school jumper. As PE lessons may take place outdoors, a waterproof jacket is also sensible on days when the weather is not so good.

 

Homework

 

Spellings Homework

Spelling practice 3x per week. Please see the attached list of words. These are the common exception words that children are expected to spell by the end of Year 6. We teach spelling patterns in school across the year as well as these common exception words, however it would be beneficial for the children to practise spelling the words on the attached list at home across the year. The websites below are a great way to practise these words at home in a fun way.

www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html

www.ictgames.com/littleBirdSpelling

Year and Year 4 Common Exception Words

 

Reading

Try to read at home 3x per week. Remember to bring your Accelerated Reader book back into school each day.

 

Times tables

Try to practise your times tables 3x per week. Suggested websites and apps to help to practise times tables include:

www.ttrockstars.com

www.timestables.co.uk

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

 

Useful websites

Visit these websites for help in learning times tables:

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

https://www.timestables.co.uk

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)

Multiplication Tables Check - 2023 - Timestables.co.uk (Times Tables Check)

 

Visit these websites for some games to practice your English skills:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Vocab Ninja Mini Games (vocabularyninja.co.uk)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/zv48q6f

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

 

Visit these websites for some games to practice your Maths skills:

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practise for 6-11 year olds (topmarks.co.uk)

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

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

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2numeracy.html

Bishop Ian Ramsey CE Primary School is part of the Durham Diocesan MAT. Durham Diocesan MAT is a company limited by guarantee (company number 10847279) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales at The Cai Building (fourth floor), Coble Dene, Royal Quays, North Shields, NE29 6DE.