Year 4

Year 4

Year 4 Book Character

Assalamu’alaikum and Welcome to all new children and parents for this academic year!

Welcome to Year 4 – Neptune!

Asalaamu Alaykum! Welcome to Year 4’s class page. We hope you have had a relaxing half term holiday. We have had a fantastic start to the year and are keen to continue it for this half term.

What we are learning this Year/Term

Year 4 is an important year, it is a time to consolidate learning so far, learn new skills and become confident learners.

Omnibus Theatre

We will once again be working alongside the Omnibus Theatre. They will be coming in weekly and helping us to improve our drama and role-playing skills. They will then help us to create our own assembly which will be performed in Autumn 2.

Year 4 Trips

We will be organising a trip to The Science Museum to enhance our understanding of Changes of State.

Homework

We give English or topic related homework every week as well as Maths homework.

Please continue to practice times tables. By the end of Year 4 children are expected to know their times tables to 12.

Reading is expected to happen every day and spellings are given weekly. The spelling list for the year is included below.

English

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 “Iron Man” by Ted Hughes. Children will be encouraged to apply their writing skills to other areas of the curriculum.

Maths

We will be continuing our programme of study in Maths based on ‘Singapore Maths’ – a highly successful worldwide programme. Children will develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in number work including place value over this half term. They will also further develop their knowledge and skills in mental math, investigations and word problems based on Singapore Math.

This term the focus is learning about multiplication and division. We will tlearning our 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 times tables. We will then be learning how to multiply and divide by 1 and 0. Finally we will end the term by learning how to multiply and divide with 3 digit numbers.

Science

Our Science topic this term will be ‘Changes of State’. In this unit children will have identifiy, group and describe different materials as solids, liquids or gases. They will then described and actively model scientific ideas of solids, liquids and gases in terms of arrangement of particles. They will recognise that the same material can exist in different states.

PSHE

In PSHE we will be discussing ‘getting on and falling out’ – how to work and interact with each other.

DT

In D&T we will using our knowledge of electrcity from Autumn 1 science to make our very own torches. Children will evaluate a range of lights and then design their own torches with toggle switches.

PE

In PE, the children will be taught by professional sport coaches once a week. In addition they will practice ball skills, teamwork and games with their Class Teacher.

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.

Topic

Topic this terms evolves around ‘What makes London a great city?’. We live in such a fantastic and multicultural city however many of us know so little about it! We aim to rectify this in this topic.

RE

Year 4 pupils will be looking at a sense of belonging. We will then find out about ‘Christianity’.

Music

The Music curriculum will be delivered by a specialist music teacher who will continue to develop children’s’ understanding of musical notation, patterns and composition.

Omnibus Theatre logo
Omnibus Theatre from the outside.
Science Museum logo
Greek Pottery
The Iron Man book cover

Year 4 Staff

I am Ust. Hashmi, I have worked at Iqra for 4 years and this is my first year as the year 4 teacher. I hope that your child has a fantastic year. Please do let me know if you have any concerns or questions.

Ust. Haji has worked as a TA in year 4 for 3 years. He helps out every day with all aspects of the children’s learning and welfare.

Ust Forbes and Ust. Iffat worked as LSAs with this class last year. They help out every day with all aspects of the children’s learning and welfare.

Ust Iffat has worked in year 4 twice before.

Ust Forbes and Ust. Iffat worked as LSAs with this class last year. They help out every day with all aspects of the children’s learning and welfare.

This is Ust. Forbes first time in year 4.

Latest Year 4 News

How ’bout them apples?

In DT, Year 4 have been learning more about cooking and nutrition. We looked at what constitutes a healthy and varied diet. We also explored how food is grown, reared and caught in the UK, Europe and the wider world. We then prepared and baked an apple pie...

St. Andrews Visit

We at Iqra have joined The Faith and Belief Forum’s ‘School Linking Programme’. This matches students and classes from different cultural or faith backgrounds in order to explore issues of identity, community and belief. The Faith & Belief Forum exists to create...

Science Museum

On 12th November 2018, Year 4went to the Science Museum for two workshops. The first was 'Engineer your Future'.  This exhibition helped us think about our futures, where challenges, games and films helped us understand what engineers do—and find out...

Announcements

We hope to make a visit to enhance our learning of Ancient Greek history, more details will follow. We may need parent helpers on the day so please do volunteer.

Please ensure that all items of clothing are labeled with your child’s name. PE lessons will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. Children must come to school with their PE kit on the days that they have PE. Please note school shoes and trainers should be all black.

Please ensure that your child brings a labeled water bottle to school. Research has shown that drinking water during the day helps children with their learning.

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.

Homework will be given on a Friday and due in on the following Tuesday. Please sign the homework diary once homework has been completed.

(Minimum of 10 minutes per day) – Shared reading and reading aloud helps children develop their higher-order comprehension skills. Please encourage your child to fill in their reading record.

(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 the READ, COVER, WRITE, CHECK method.

(10 minutes per day) – encourage your child to practice the tables forwards, backwards and in a random order as well as their related division facts.

Other work or ’Mini-projects’ will also be given related to science, topic, maths, writing or artwork.

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.

Barakallhufeekum

School Lunch Menu

Our School lunches are provided by Dinners for Schools, an award winning company who provide healthy balanced meals that have a creative variety through the week.

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