Assalamu’alaikum and welcome to all
Year 4 children and parents
بِسْــــــــــــــــــمِ اﷲِالرَّحْمَنِ اارَّحِيم
As-salāmu ʿalaykum wa-raḥmatu -llāhi wa-barakātuh.
I hope you have all had a relaxing summer break and are glad to finally be back at school! Please read below for information concerning the upcoming term. If there are any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to come and speak to me.
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 as neatly as possible using pencil.
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.
Multiplication tables (10 minutes per day) – encourage your child to practice the table forwards, backwards and in a random order as well as the related division facts.
School uniform & PE kit
Please ensure that all items of clothing are labelled with your child’s name. PE lessons will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Children must come to school with their PE kit on the days that they have PE.
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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 spellings, punctuation and grammar. They will learn new skills and contexts for writing based on core texts. This term we will be looking at The Iron Man. A 1968 science fiction novel by British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes.
The National Curriculum for Maths is being taught using the ‘Singapore Maths’ approach.
This term, pupils will be covering numbers to 10,000 and addition and subtraction within 10,000 .
We will also be filling in any gaps in the children’s learning to due the Covid-19 situation.
The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)
This academic year, 2020-2021, we expect and are preparing to have their multiplication skills formally tested in the new 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, children will develop their knowledge of multiplication tables in order to recall facts with precision and fluency.
Our Science topic this term will be ‘Electricity’.
In this unit children will identify common appliances that run on battery and mains electricity, and name some appliances that do the same job but are operated manually. They will learn the names and functions of simple electrical components including batteries, bulbs, buzzers, wires and switches. They will understand the need for a complete loop for a bulb to light or a buzzer to buzz, and will construct simple circuits to light a bulb and make a buzzer buzz. They will then insert a switch into the circuit to turn the bulb/buzzer on and off.
In History this term we look be exploring Ancient Greece. In this unit, children use a range of sources to find about the life and achievements of the Ancient Greeks. Through their investigations they find out about the city states of Athens and Sparta, warfare and seamanship, everyday life, beliefs, culture, and through Greek mythology, some of the key events and individuals from this period. The focus of the second part of this unit is on the continuing legacy of Ancient Greeks and the children explore their influence on education, language, architecture, government and the Olympic Games. Links can be made with other ancient civilisations and societies they have studied. The emphasis throughout the unit is on developing the children’s skills of historical enquiry including how evidence is used to make historical claims, and on developing their understanding of historical concepts such continuity and change, similarity and difference, and significance.
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. Their topic this term is the importance and significance of Ikhlaas and the Basmallah.
Children will receive English and Maths work every day. One piece of Topic and Science work will be set weekly. Reading is expected to happen every day and spellings are given weekly.
The children need to continue to practice times tables. By the end of Year 4 children are expected to know their times tables to 12 and division facts related to it. For example, if they know 6 x 4 = 24 they need to know 24 ÷ 6 = 4 and 24 ÷ 4 = 6 .
Year 4 Staff
Ustadh Hashmi 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 this being his third year in Year 4. We are delighted to have him with us.pproachable
Ustadha Tunc has newly joined us this year and has years of experience of teaching children.
Ustadha Shelton is always on hand helping individual children achieve their potential.
Latest Year 4 News
In DT this term we are looking at electrical systems and eventually designing our own one using 'Crumble Technology'. The children getting the battery back to a crumble board using crocodile clips. They then connected that to a 'Sparke'. With the circuit complete the...
On Monday 10th June 2019, Year 4 once again paid a visit to the Natural History Museum.However, this time we took part in the ‘Mission to Mars: LEGO® Explorers Workshop’. Pupils designed, created and coded a Martian rover using LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0...
To celebrate Science Week, Year 4 class had a digestion workshop.Children learn about their digestion system. We discovered the 3 main food groups processed during digestion. Children explored how food is broken down and how it moves through the...
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.