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 have all had a relaxing half-term break and the multiplication packs weren’t too much! 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.
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.
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 by Philip Reeve.
The National Curriculum for Maths is being taught using the ‘Singapore Maths’ approach.
This term, pupils will be covering multiplying and divison. We will look at multiplying and dividing 3-Digit Numbers
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 ‘Changes of State’.
In this unit children will have identified, grouped and described different materials as solids, liquids or gases. They will have described and actively modelled simple scientific ideas of solids, liquids and gases in terms of arrangement of particles. They will have recognised that the same material can exist in different states. Children will have developed their ideas about states of matter and changes of state which can be reversed. They will have used their understanding to describe and explain familiar phenomena. They will have observed that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled and they will have had the opportunity to measure or research the temperature at which this happens expressed in degrees Celsius (°C).
In Geography this term we look be investigating Rivers. In this unit, children will discover where rivers come from and what are their key features. We will then use maps to explore rivers in the UK, Europe and the world. Finally, we will explore the impact these rivers have.
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 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
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...
Dear Parents, Due to Covid restrictions, parent meetings will be held online. Please make a note of the timing you have booked to meet your child's teacher. If you have forgotten the time(s) you have booked for your child(ren), click on the original...
In DT this term we are looking at electrical systems and eventually designing our own one using 'Crumble Technology'. The children getting the battery back to a crumble board using crocodile clips. They then connected that to a 'Sparke'. With the circuit complete 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.