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Year 4 children and parents
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As-salāmu ʿalaykum wa-raḥmatu -llāhi wa-barakātuh.
Inshallah you all had a fantastic half term break. Please read below for information concerning Spring 2. If there are any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to come and speak to me.
The English curriculum will continue with the development of spoken language, reading and writing skills. Children will develop their reading comprehension skills as well as learn spelling, punctuation and grammar. They will learn new skills and contexts for writing based on core texts. This term we will be reading African Tales in our English lessons. We will also be reading Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol for guided reading.
Reading (minimum of 10 minutes a day) – Shared reading and reading aloud helps children develop their higher-order comprehension skills. Please remind your child to fill in their reading record and complete their reading journal every week.
Spellings (10 minutes per day) – Please encourage your child to learn the spelling rules and the meanings of words as well as the spellings. Encourage children to use READ, COVER, WRITE, CHECK method.
The National Curriculum for Maths is being taught using the ‘Singapore Maths’ approach.
This term our focus will be decimals, money and measurements. We will also be solving some word problems in these topics.
In History we will be learning about Romans and Roman Britain. We will look at important people from this era and how the Romans changed life in Britain back them and also how they are affecting us now.
School uniform & PE kit
Please ensure that all items of clothing are labelled with your child’s name. PE lessons will take place on Tuesdays. Children must come to school with their PE kit on the days that they have PE.
Our Science topic this term will be ‘Human Nutrition and Digestion’ We will look at how the human body digests and uses food to maintain itself.
The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)
This academic year, 2023-2024, we expect and are preparing to have the multiplication skills formally tested in the statutory test.
We encourage children to memorise multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12. This will only aid them in the future.
By regularly practising using online tools, children will develop their knowledge of multiplication tables in order to recall facts with precision and fluency.
Islamic Studies and Arabic
Children will continue to revise surahs from the Holy Qur’an as well as duas. They will continue learning Arabic from our specialist Arabic/Islamic Studies teacher.
Year 4 Homework Guidance
Homework is important because it helps to consolidate classroom teaching. Please establish a homework routine and encourage your child to complete their homework that will be set on the Year 4 Google classroom and IXL.
In computing this term we will focus on Scratch Programming which is a blocked based programming language.
The children have made a good start to the new school year and have quickly settled into their new routines. If you wish to discuss anything then please don’t hesitate to contact us. JazakAllah Khair for your support. We look forward to seeing you in school.
Year 4 Staff
Ustadh Bas has been working at Iqra for a number of years and is a key member of the Iqra team. He is an enthusiastic, committed and approachable teacher. Ustadh has worked across KS1 and KS2 with and this year he will be teaching Year 4. We are delighted to have him with us.pproachable
Ustadha Tunc is an experienced teaching assistant and has years of experience working with year 4. She was with the class last year and will continue the class this year inshallah.
Ust Mokrani is an experienced LSA and she will be working closely with one our students this year as well as helping others in the classroom.
Latest Year 4 News
Year 4 is having a STEM term. STEM is the abbreviation for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. For DT this term we have been busy thinking about police lights and how we can build and program police lights using Crumble circuits. In computing we have...
Year 4 visited the Science Museum on Monday 13th November as part of their enrichment activities for their science lessons. We visited many exhibitions in the museum that included; Secret life at the home, Space exploration, Technology through time and their...
In our Relationships, Health and Sex Education (RHSE) lessons, the Year 4 students are learning about feelings using the Zones of Regulation. This will help children understand and control their feelings better. In the first lesson, we talked about the four color...