Assalamu’alaikum and welcome to all
Year 4 children and parents
Summer 1 is now over and we are now progressing through Summer 2.
Look below to find out what we are doing this half term.
This term we will continue with our live lessons each day. We will alternate between English/Guided Reading on one day and then Maths on the other.
Lessons are everyday from 11:00-12:30 with the exception of Friday when the Islamic Studies lesson is from 11:30-12:30. Children can logon from 10:50. Microphones should be muted and cameras switched on.
Break time will immediately follow the lessons and run for 10 minutes (children are aware which day to sign-in for their break time).
Each day children will be set English, Guided Reading and Maths work. This will be set at 9 am and we encourage children to sign in at this time in order to complete the work before their lesson.
Good behaviour and completed work will be tracked on our behaviour charts. These totals contribute to our class score and determine which class collects the trophy for the week.
We understand the difficult nature of the term and therefore hope you find the following links useful.
https://www.shaunsgameacademy.co.uk/ on coding
https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/ (david walliams reads)
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 ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’; a lively, gorgeously illustrated story from Dynamic Duo, P. Reeve and S. McIntyre! 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 geometry where we will compare and classify geometric shapes, identify and compare angles and identify lines of symmetry in 2-D shapes.
We will then move onto position & direction. Here we will describe positions on a 2-D grid, describe movements between positions and then plot specified points and draw sides to complete a given polygon.
Our last topic of the year will be learning to read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C).
The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)
This academic year, 2019-2020, all Y4 children were expected to have their multiplication skills formally tested in a new statutory test. However, all examinations were cancelled.
We encourage children to still 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 ‘Grouping Living Things’.
In this unit children will have been introduced to classification keys. They will have looked at different ways of grouping living things and will have built up their knowledge of making and using classification keys.They will have compared the living things in the northern and southern most parts of the British Isles and compared this to their own location.
Children will have collected data about living things in different areas of the school grounds or local area. They will have presented the information in a series of classification keys as a guide to the living things around them. They will have looked at different classification keys and decided which ones are most effective and explained why.
This unit builds on the work done in Year 2 Habitats.
In Geography, pupils will compare and contrast the different countries of the UK. Then they will identify where they live in the UK as well as locate the UK’s major cities. We will then identify some key physical and human features of the United Kingdom. Finally we will begin to understand how people have affected the United Kingdom’s landscape and study the industries in which people in the United Kingdom work.
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 second 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
Ustadha Ohmer will be leaving this week. Please read the letter Rahab Omer Leaving letter 1.4.2020 for more information.
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.