Multiplication Tables Check
The class will be taking the new MTC in June this year. Please find a parents’ guide to the check here.
Spring 2 2020
Welcome to the Year 4 homepage.
Topic– Our topic this half term is called ‘Eye of Newt and Toe of Frog’. We will be making potions, creating snapshots of Shakespeare’s stories in a shoebox, creating portraits, learning about where Shakespeare fits in chronologically on a time line of British history, exploring what was going on in Britain in Shakespeare’s time and performing our very own version of Macbeth on the stage. For more details about this action-packed topic, see the curriculum overview.
In Maths No Problem we will be focusing on: 1. graphs – reading /interpreting bar and line graphs 2. fractions – adding, subtracting, simplifying fractions 3. time – learning to tell the time on a 24 hour clock.
Writing– In writing this half term, the children will be learning about diary entries particularly as Macbeth battles with his conscience. We will also use some of Shakespeare’s famous quotes to try and write like ‘the bard’. We will start with the famous witches spell from Macbeth as we write our own potion/spell/chants. And of course we will have a go at some Shakespearean insulting!
Class Novels– We will be reading a range of child-friendly adaptations of Shakespeare stories, such as: Macbeth, The Tempest and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Exploring the language and using drama techniques to help our understanding.
Physical Education: PE will be on Friday. Please make sure that your child always has their PE kit at school.
Home Learning: Five spellings and 12 number facts will be set on our Year 4 page every Friday. In preparation for the Times Tables Check in June, please help your child to be able to memorise their tables and answer each question within 6 seconds. Children will be tested on the following Friday.
Don’t forget to read regularly (daily if possible) and to record that you have read in your Reading Record book with an ‘H’ – signifying that you have read at home.