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East Acton Primary School "Growing Together"

Year 4 Hawthorn

Welcome to the Year 4 Hawthorn Class!

 

Maths

Areas we will be looking at this term are:

Place Value and understanding what each part of a four digit number represents as well as looking at the ways we can create a number. Below are some of the resources we have in using class. 

 

Things to do at home

Please can I ask that you practise reading different types of clocks with the children and encourage to say the time in different ways such as: 3pm, 3 o'clock, half past 3 or 3:30. 

 

 

 

 

Please continue to work on the children's times tables to 12 including the inverse. Also number bonds to 100 as the children are still finding this challenge to answer quickly.

 

Math Passports

The children will doing mental calculation tests focusing on:

- Doubling and halving numbers

- Adding and subtracting numbers to 30

- Multiplying and dividing by 2

- Adding and subtracting one digit numbers to a two digit number 

- Partitioning numbers 30=20+______

 

English

This term we will be looking at Diary writing using the text the Silver Swan. We will be writing the entries as two of the main characters, one as the mother fox and the other as the young boy. We will be focusing on the scene where the fox kills the swan and the feelings of each character. 

 

 

Guided Reading

The children will be focus on the reading domains 2a, 2b and 2d this term. We will be rotating through these and focusing on fact retrieval and infrence questions each week to help support the children's understanding of the text we have been reading. 

 

 

2a

give / explain the meaning of words in context

2b

retrieve and record information / identify key details from fiction and non-fiction

2c

summarise main ideas from more than one paragraph

2d

make inferences from the text / explain and justify inferences with evidence from the text

2e

predict what might happen from details stated and implied

2f

identify / explain how information / narrative content is related and contributes to meaning as a whole

2g

identify / explain how meaning is enhanced through choice of words and phrases

2h

make comparisons within the text

 

 

Science

This half term the children will be looking at Animals including Humans. Please visit this website with the children to look at the human digestive system as we will be focusing on this for the next few weeks.

http://kitses.com/animation/swfs/digestion.swf

 

PE

Our PE this half term is swimming, can I please ask that each week the children have two hats with them this is for in case one breaks they have another to use. Unfortunately they will not be allowed to swim without a hat. We had a wonderful first session and it was commented on how well behaved our children are. Well done Hawthorn! 

 

Homework and reading books

Handed out: Friday

Due in: Wednesday

Book reviews: When the children have finished a book I would like them to write a book review for one of the two books they have been given. These will then be placed in a folder in the book corner to help other children choose a book. Please ensure these are done neatly as some will be chosen to go on the reading display in the corridor. 

 

Kind regards,

Hawthorn Team 

 

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