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 had an relaxing 4 day break. 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.
Don’t forget from the 13th April the Ramadan timetable will kick in. May Allah allow us to benefit in this month.
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. PLEASE CONTINUE TO WORK ON THE PACK.
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 school has agreed for the year 4’s to take part in an initiative to create a new Youth Cricket Club for Clapham. This will involve coaches from a charitable project called Platform Cricket visiting us for 5 Wednesdays in Spring 1.
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 ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class Book’ by Onjali Q. Raúf.
The National Curriculum for Maths is being taught using the ‘Singapore Maths’ approach.
The term will begin by looking at money. In this chapter, pupils will learn how to count and record in pounds and pence, estimate amounts and rounding figures etc.
Then we will move onto Mass, Volume and Length. In this chapter, pupils will learn how to estimate and measure mass, volume and length. They will learn how to convert units of measure from larger to smaller and vice versa. Pupils will also be taught how to measure perimeter using centimetres and millimetres.
Finally, we will move onto Areas of Figures. In this chapter, pupils will learn about the concepts of area and perimeter. They will measure area by measuring surface coverage, i.e. counting squares before measuring area by using multiplication. They will find areas of figures that have squares and rectangles by counting and visualising.
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 ‘Grouping Living Things’. We will be finding out about the living things in the environment. We will find out about how to group and classify living things. Practical activities will enable pupils to develop their scientific enquiry skills.
In History this term we look be investigating The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. In this unit, children will enquire as to ‘What have the Romans ever done for us?’ We will also look at Boudicca, Hadrian’s Wall and the Roman army amongst may other topics.
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 Tahir is a qualified teacher who is currently supporting the children in Year 4 with their learning.
Latest Year 4 News
To celebrate the month of Ramadan, we at Iqra have been looking at different aspects of Islam in all lessons. In English, we wrote an acrostic poem on Asma Bint Abu Bakr. In Art, we have been exploring Arabic calligraphy. So this term children have been using Purple...
This term in Computing, the children were exploring Lego WeDo and coding! Designed for primary school classrooms, the WeDo 2.0 Core Set is a hands-on solution that enhances pupils' curiosity and skills in computing and science. The software on the chromebooks,...
This term in Art, Year 4 have been looking at sculpting. We were inspired by Halima Cassell - an artist who makes sculptures with geometric designs/patterns. The children then drew outlines of their shape onto the soap using a pencil. Having drawn their geometric...
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.