Year 4 - Maple 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Year 4 - Maple
This half term...Might Metals
You’re an engineer, a scientist, a maker of men (iron men, of course). Explore the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials. Expand your mind as you test and trial, build and move. Which force is at play as you slide down a slide or swing on a swing? Can you explain why magnets repel and attract? Can you make a penny look shiny and new or build a steel band from pots and pans? Then, meet Hogarth the Iron Man’s companion. The Iron Man wants a friend. Can you build him one? You must make him strong, sturdy and ready to rumble. If you were a metal, which one would you be? Gold, a shimmering, precious and costly mineral? Or steel, that strong and useful alloy? Maybe you’re iron, malleable and easy to shape, but ready to rust. Maybe you’re not a metal at all, but a force to be reckoned with.
Miss Mooney Mrs Armour Mrs Bowen-Lewis Mr Holmes
Class Teacher Teaching assistant PM Support AM Support
Start time: 8:45am
Finish: 3:10 pm
Entrance/exit: External classroom door
Your child will need to come dressed in a PE kit on Tuesday and Wednesday. We will get outside as much as possible so please make sure your child will be warm enough.
Tuesday (outdoor) Wednesday (indoor)
We expect your child to be reading most nights! We will be giving out leveled books from Oxford Reading Tree for them to read.
After every read (any book) with your child please fill in their reading journal.
The reading journal and book will need to be in school every day! This is so they can read in school.
Every Friday your child will be given a list of words to learn and an activity to complete. Every Thursday spelling books will need to be brought back into school (earlier is fine) children will be tested on Thursday's with a handwriting task. We will aim to practise them in school time but please practise them at home!
I will aim to give out homework every Friday- this may be a written piece, research or a task on one of the online apps.
Learning at home:
Sumdog: don't forget to log in to SumDog weekly to complete Maths, Reading and Spelling activities. Remember the more games you complete, the more points you earn and the more levels you unlock! What are you waiting for!
Times Tables Rock Stars: times tables help us in all areas of Maths and it is important that we know times tables facts up to 12x12 as well as related division facts. Log in to your Times Tables Rock Stars to practise those facts for quicker recall.
Super Mover: be a super mover and get active while you learn. Follow the link to practise your times tables or SPaG. www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/supermovers
Tuck updated prices:
SLICE OF TOAST 25P
HALF OF BAGEL 30p
AQUA JUICE CARTON 35p
CARTON OF MILK 25p