**Welcome to Year 4!**
Year 4 Curriculum guide and how you can help (click)
Welcome to Year 4!
I'm Miss Ife, the year 4 teacher at Coppice Farm Primary School. This page is dedicated to information about year 4, useful information across the school year we are involved with and a celebration of our hard work!
Scroll down the page for some photos of what we've been up to this year and our newsletters. :)
Home Learning from April 2020
As a school, we are using Class Dojo (https://www.classdojo.com/) to set up an online learning platform where each class will be posting a set of weekly activities every Monday morning across a variety of subjects.
Class Dojo allows students to upload the work they have completed at home which can be seen by me and we can also connect together as a class.
To get started:
Each parent in the class has been sent an invite to join our Class Dojo via the e-mail address which was provided to school so please check both your inbox and junk folders for this!
Please ensure that you sign up and spread the word to other people in the school if you can!
When you have signed up as a parent, I will send you a message via Class Dojo on how you can sign up as a student.
This is all very new to everybody (I'm still learning how to use it!) so bear with us! There may be a few teething problems to start with but hopefully this will be a platform to help your children with their learning during these unprecedented times.
I hope you are all well and keeping safe! Hopefully we'll be back together very soon :)
Easter Holidays 2020
There will be no additional work uploaded for the Easter holidays - but the work currently on this page will stay on for anyone who wishes to use it!
Below are a selection of Easter crafts and activities which the Coppice Farm team have collated - how many of them can you try this Easter?
Stay home. Keep safe.
I hope to see you all very soon!
Home Learning 2020
There is no expectation for the amount of work you need to complete at home. Over the course of each week try to do some of the home learning pack sent out, some times table practise, reading, something creative and something active.
Below are a set of web links, documents and information for each area of the curriculum we are currently working on in Year 4 to help you and your child with their learning during this period of disruption.
I will update these weekly, although some tasks will remain the same for longer.
I hope you find this helpful :)
Home Learning Packs:
Classroom Secrets: You should have received a paper copy of this. In the Home Learning Documents List below, there is a Year 4 Classroom Secrets home learning pack which contains a variety of Maths and English activities. Work through them steadily, taking your time to focus and complete it properly. The answer booklet is below in the Home Learning Documents List.
There is also a 'Practical Ideas' document in the Home Learning Documents List for practical ideas for learning around the home.
Maths: Week beginning 30/03/20
Spring Activity Mat 1 : In the Home Learning Documents List below, there is a Spring activity mat. It has a variety of questions on around Year 4 expectations. These vary in difficulty from *, ** and ***. They also contain the answers!
Addition and Subtraction Booklet: In the Home Learning Documents List below, there is a Year 4 Maths addition and subtraction booklet and an answer document to go alongside it!
Times Tables: Week beginning 30/03/20
See the vast set of resources further down the page which aid multiplication learning. The national curriculum specifies that pupils should be taught to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12 × 12 by the end of year 4. Children will know which multiplication they are working on from the Times Table Challenge on Friday.
Those who are confident with their times tables still need to keep practising every now and again to keep up that rapid recall.
Times Table Rockstars is perfect for this: https://ttrockstars.com/login
English - Writing: Week beginning 30/03/20
Pobble: http://w/ww.pobble365.com/ This offers one picture a day where children can write a story about the image they see - encourage your child to use capital letters, full stops, adjectives, fronted adverbials and subordinating conjunctions. (See the Year 4 Writing Mat in the Home Learning Documents List below for a range of Year 4 writing targets along with examples.)
English - SPaG: Week beginning 30/03/20
Spelling Frame: https://spellingframe.co.uk/ Year 3/4 Spelling Tiles
English - Reading: Week beginning 30/03/20 There is still an expectation that you will still be completing your weekly reads and have a signed signature in your diary. This will be a great opportunity to read some good books!
Remember to read a variety - fiction (stories), non-fiction (factual books) and poetry.
Try to read stories by a variety of authors - you never know, you might find something new you really like!
World Book Online: They have made their amazing collection of over 3000 eBooks and audio books free for children to access at home. https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/reader/index.html
Oxford Owl: They are offering free online reading books: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page
Science: Week beginning 30/03/20 Our current topic is Sound.
Take a sound survey - Look in the Home Learning Documents List for this!
History: Week beginning 30/03/20 Our current topic is Ancient Egyptians. Here are some useful web links around this topic for you to do your own research.
Primary Homework Help: http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Egypt.html
BBC Bitesize: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb
BBC Teach Class Clips: https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-introducing-ancient-egypt/z6jrkmn
History for Kids: https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-egypt.html
Art: Week beginning 30/03/20 As part of our History topic, for Art you could..
Design an Ancient Egyptian Death mask - Look in the Home Learning Documents List for this!
Draw or paint Tutankhamun - Look in the Home Learning Documents List for this!
Keeping Active: Week beginning 30/03/20
Go Noodle: Requires no equipment! Free access to guided dances and also dances to curriculum areas! https://app.gonoodle.com/
Joe Wicks Live on Youtube this week for P.E. lessons! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ
Home Learning Documents List
|Art - Design an Ancient Egyptian Mask.pdf||Download|
|Art - Draw Tutankhamun.jpg||Download|
|Classroom Secrets Home Learning Pack Guidance and Answers.pdf||Download|
|Classroom Secrets Home Learning Pack.pdf||Download|
|Classroom Secrets Practical Ideas.pdf||Download|
|English Writing - Year-4 Writing Mat.pdf||Download|
|Maths - Additon and Subtraction Booklet Answers.pdf||Download|
|Maths - Additon and Subtraction Booklet.pdf||Download|
|Maths - Fractions Mat.pdf||Download|
|Maths - Spring Activity Mat 1.pdf||Download|
Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) June 2020
In June 2020, the children in year 4 are required to take an online multiplication tables check.
The national curriculum specifies that pupils should be taught to recall the multiplication tables up to and including 12 × 12 by the end of year 4.
We are trying different ways in school to practise times tables but in order for the children to be able to recall them rapidly they need to be practising them at home too.
Please check your children's Times Table Challenge tracker in the front of their diary to see which tables they are on next in the challenge.
Here are some useful websites/free games to practise times tables:
Times Tables Rockstars (which should match up with the times table your child is working on - you will need your log in details): https://ttrockstars.com/login
Top Marks (https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/multiplication-and-division) have a great selection of multiplication and division games.. here are some of the favourites...
Hit the button: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Number fact families: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families
Multiplication Games: https://www.multiplication.com/games/all-games
Times Table Games: https://www.timestables.co.uk/games/
Online Times Table test: www.timestables.me.uk
Tests to print: http://www.timestables.me.uk/printable-pdf-quiz-generator.htm
Below are some times table documents to help practise at home:
Here are a selection of photos of some of the things we've been up to as a class. We've had a very busy year so far!
World Book Day
Earthquake proof structures task
Maths - Area lesson
Chinese New Year
Christmas Craft afternoon
PE - Gymnastics
A selection of photos from Forest School this Autumn Term.
Recreating the Digestive System
Below is the Spring 2020 newsletter which contains important information about the term. You should have received a paper copy of this but if not, just let me know and I can get one to you.