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 are all excited about returning to live class teaching! We look forward to seeing you all on Monday the 8th March. 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.
Online Guidance for successful learning!
Sit in a quiet space so you can concentrate.
Log in 5 minutes before lesson starts.
Make sure you are dressed appropriately for learning. (No pyjamas!)
Have cameras switched on and use headphones. This is not optional.
Make sure you are muted.
Have a pencil and notebook to take down any notes.
Complete all work that is assigned by 9am the next day.
Smile and enjoy your session!
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 ‘African Tales: A Barefoot Collection’ by Gcina Mhlophe.
The National Curriculum for Maths is being taught using the ‘Singapore Maths’ approach.
The term will begin by finishing our topic on fractions. We will look at adding and subtracting fractions. We will also learn how to convert improper fractions into mixed numbers in sha Allah.
Then we will move onto time. Pupils will learn about the 24-hour clock. They will learn 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.
Finally, we will move onto decimals. We will focus on tenths and hundreths. Our children will then learn how to compare, order and round decimals.
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 ‘Sound’.
In this unit children will identify and describe different sounds. They will learn that sounds are produced by vibrations and that these vibrations travel from the source of the sound through a variety of materials to the ear.
Working Scientifically, children will have the opportunity to investigate how sound travels through solids, liquids and gases. They will investigate changing the pitch of sounds and they will find patterns between the pitch of a sound and the features of the object that produced it.
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 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.