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Chickerell Primary Academy

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Year 4

Welcome to our Year 4 page!

What is Your Child Learning This Term?

Celebrating 30 years of Children's Rights.

Monday 4th November 2019.

 

Our trip to Portland Castle

Thursday 19th September 2019

 

Year 4 had a lovely trip to Portland Caste. We explored the castle from the Garrison Hall to the Gun Decks, and enjoyed dressing up in Tudor soldiers' uniform. We learnt a lot about defending Weymouth Bay, the kind of games the Tudors would have played, and the food they ate. After that, we went on to see another of Henry 8th's castles: 'Sandsfoot Castle'. The children enjoyed exploring the castle and role-playing defeating the Spanish Armada. We were very proud of the children's behaviour, and many members of the public commented on how well behaved and polite the children were. What a wonderful school trip. 

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Teaching Staff in Year 4:

 

Mrs Anders (Class Teacher) 

Mrs Green (Class Teacher) 

Mrs Warren (Class Teacher)

Mrs May (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Ford (Teaching Assistant)

 

Maths homework

Children will be given one piece of maths homework every Monday which will need to be returned by Friday (the homework will be linked to their learning in the classroom from that week). In addition to the weekly homework, children are expected to know all times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of year 4. With this in mind, children should practise their times tables at home, and can use TT Rockstars to help with this.

 

Reading

Children are responsible for changing their individual reading books. We don't expect children to read whole books to an adult, but should have read and discussed some with an adult before they can change their books. Please can the reading record to show the children have done this. We encourage parents to continue asking questions about the book while you read with your child, deepening their understanding and broadening their vocabulary, as well as adding comments about their progress.

 

Spellings

Spelling lists will be sent home every two weeks, and will be tested in school. Please help your child to learn these spellings at home. We have recently introduced 'Spelling Shed', which is an online site that allows the children to play games to learn their spellings and score points. Some lists will be tailor-made for the children's individual ability level, and some will teach the children spelling rules they need to be able to recognise and use. As well as the spelling lists of rules we teach in school, children are also expected to be able to read, spell and use the words below by the end of Year 4.

 

 

accident

century

experiment

interest

particular

remember

accidentally

certain

extreme

island

peculiar

sentence

actual

circle

famous

knowledge

perhaps

separate

actually

complete

favourite

learn

popular

special

address

consider

February

length

position

straight

answer

continue

forward(s)

library

possess

strange

appear

decide

fruit

material

possession

strength

arrive

describe

grammar

medicine

possible

suppose

believe

different

group

mention

potatoes

surprise

bicycle

difficult

guard

minute

pressure

therefore

breath

disappear

guide

natural

probably

though

breathe

early

heard

naughty

promise

although

build

earth

heart

notice

purpose

thought

busy

eight

height

occasion

quarter

through

business

eighth

history

occasionally

question

various

calendar

enough

imagine

often

recent

weight

caught

exercise

increase

opposite

regular

woman

centre

experience

important

ordinary

reign

women

 

Topic: The Tudors (History focus)

 

We are learning about life in Tudor Times: looking at timelines, significant people and events. We are going to Portland Castle and Sandsfoot Castle on the 19th September to learn more about how our local area changed under King Henry VIII's rule during this period. We are also planning for some volunteers from the Tudor House to bring in some artefacts for us to learn about daily life in Tudor Times. We encourage children to bring in learning from home to share with the class.

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