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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 Eid break. Please read below for information concerning Summer 1. 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 The Boy At The Back Of The Class by Onjali Q Rauf in our English lessons. We will also be reading The Girl Who Stole An Elephant by Nizrana Farook 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 measurements, area and perimeter of figures. We will also be solving some word problems in these topics.
In geography, we will be learning about the regions of the UK and we will use atlases to identify different types of settlements. We will look into the regions of the UK in detail and make comparisons between them.
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.
Our Science topic this term will be ‘Grouping Living things’. We will be finding out about what different types of livings things there are and how they are grouped.
The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)
This academic year, 2022-2023, 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.
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 animation. We will use a purple mash software called ‘2animate’ in which pupils will create different frames and draw their animations.
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 Mughal is an experienced LSA and she will be working closely with one our students this year as well as heling others in the classroom.
Latest Year 4 News
Year 4 Cricket For The Summer
Year 4 has started cricket this term. Every Monday until the 12th of June we will enjoy to learn the skills and techniques of playing cricket. So far we have focused on throwing, catching, bowling, fielding and batting. The children found out there are a few specific...
Year 4 Crumble
This term, year 4 pupils were both nervous but also very excited about using Crumble technology. We first began by identifying the components and how we can use them for projects. Having already done similar activities during the electricity topics most pupils were...
Rice Crispy Science Experiment
In science this term Year 4 has been learning about changes of states. We are especially focusing on what happens to matter when the temperature changes. For this exciting lesson we focused on chocolate. At first, the class identified the chocolate to be a solid and...