Assalamu’alaikum and welcome to all
Year 4 children and parents
Autumn term is over and we are now progressing through Spring 1.
Look below to find out what we are doing this half term.
Welcome to a new term!
Our character focus is on Honesty. Through sharing stories of the Prophets and Companions, we hope to inspire and teach the children to be honest. Ali ibn Abi Talib reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “You must be truthful. Verily, truthfulness leads to righteousness and righteousness leads to Paradise.”
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 a fiction novel ‘The Lion and the Unicorn and Other Hairy Tales’ by Jane Ray. Children will be encouraged to apply their writing skills to other areas of the curriculum.
The National Curriculum for Maths is being taught using the ‘Singapore Maths’ approach.
This term, pupils will be covering graphs, fractions and time. Pupils will learn how to interpret picture graphs and bar graphs and will be introduced to line graphs; interpreting and drawing them. Pupils will learn how to make predictions based on trends identified in data. The children will also learn how to convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions, how to add and subtract them and will solve addition and subtraction word problems. We will end the half term with pupils learning how to use both the 12-hour clock and the 24-hour clock. They will convert between units of time, such as minutes and seconds, and hours and minutes. Pupils will learn how to solve time problems involving conversions and will calculate durations of time in relation to word problems.
The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)
This academic year, 2019-2020, all Y4 children will have their multiplication skills formally tested in a new statutory test. Children will be expected to memorise multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12.
Through regular practise children will develop their knowledge of multiplication tables in order to recall facts with precision and fluency.
It will be administered for children in Year 4 during Summer 2020.
Our Science topic this term will be ‘Sound’. Pupils will learn how to identify how sounds are made, recognise that vibrations from sound travel through a medium to the ear and find patterns in the pitch and volume of a sound. Through scientific enquiry and practical lessons children will be investigating how sound travels.
In History, pupils will learn about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain at the time. We will be finding out why the Romans invaded Britain and consider the resistance of native Britons during the invasion. Pupils will also examine how the Romans have influenced the culture of the native Britons and the legacy they have left behind.
Art & DT
This half term the focus is on Art; how can artists show history in art? The children will be producing art inspired by the work of renowned artists, exploring both ancient and contemporary pieces inspired by historical events in Ancient Rome. The children will have an opportunity to develop their skills in drawing, painting and sculpture.
In PSHE we will be discussing ‘Going for Goals’- giving children the opportunity to share their own goals with their classmates, what they may need to overcome to achieve their goals, learning to take responsibility for when something might go wrong and learning to have diligence to keep aspiring.
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. PE lessons will be on Thursdays and Fridays- please ensure they have their full correct PE kit.
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 or topic related homework and Maths homework every week.
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 .
Reading is expected to happen every day and spellings are given weekly. The spelling list for the year is included below.
Science Workshop, St Martin-in-the-Fields High School for Girls
Roman London, Museum of London
Year 4 Staff
Ustadha Umer has been working at Iqra for a number of years and is a key member of the Iqra team.
Ustadha Tunc has newly joined us this year and has years of experience of teaching children.
Ustadha Forbes is always on hand helping individual children acheive their potential.
Latest Year 4 News
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...
In Art this term, children have been looking at famous British and American architects for inspiration. Children researched the likes of Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster before embarking on their own projects.Children had to roll out class before cutting out...
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.