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Larch

Year 4

Mrs Crocker

Teacher Bio

Hello, my name is Mrs Crocker and I am teaching Larch class this year. I enjoy reading in my spare time, especially detective and fantasy stories. I also love cross-stitching and Disney! As well as being a mum of three girls, I also have three young, black cats which keep me very busy (they are also named after detectives!).

 

Mrs Corrigan and Mr Watkins will be supporting year 4.                                  

 

 

 

Class Routines

Our main classroom door for the start and end of the school day is the Larch playground door.

 

Our regular PE days are as follows:

Thursday and Friday

On these days children should come to school in PE kit. Earrings should be removed or safely covered.

Current Learning

This term our Curriculum learning is 'Greece' and this surrounds the Big Question ‘Why visit Greece?’

For full details of this unit, have a look at our Topic Overview and Knowledge Organiser below:

Our class novel this half term is: 'Who let the Gods out?' by Maz Evans . 

Writing: Writing a fantasy narrative.

                

Maths: Area, Length and Perimeter.

 

Science: After half term, we will be learning about electricity.

 

PE: Games sense / invasion (Thursdays) and swimming (Fridays).

 

RE: Sikhism, thinking about the big question 'To what extent do religious beliefs influence and encourage’ good’ behaviour?'.

 

French: 'I can...'

 

Computing: Programming – Repetition in shapes

 

Music: 'Stop!'.

Homework Expectations

Our expectations for homework are as follows:

 

A weekly home learning sheet will be sent home every Friday, and will be due back the following Thursday.

 

Reading: Reading aloud with an adult progressing to more independent reading as often as possible but at least 4 times a week.

 

Spellings: Children should be able to spell all words on the Statutory Word Lists for Years 3/4.

 

Times Tables: Children should be able to recall all times tables to 12x12 by the end of Year 4. 

 

Project: Each term, children are expected to complete a project that is linked to their current topic.

 

See the link below for Homework Guidance for this half term.

Pictures of our Learning

 

Larch Star Of The Week

 

9.2.24

Harry

For his ancient Greek theatre mask of a Greek God.

 

 

2.2.24

Marcelo

For his outstanding progress in his writing in English. Well done!

 

26.1.24

Ellissa

For excellent effort in maths, and never giving up. Keep going!

 

 

19.1.24

Tilly

For her enthusiasm in drama!

 

 

12.1.24

Laela

For her amazing art work. Laela used lots of careful techniques to create her fox picture.

 

 

8.12.23

Seryn

 

1.12.23

Everybody!

 

24.11.23

Anthony

 

17.11.23

Mariam

For being an excellent class councilor, particularly when having to keep track of 'bearpees'!

 

 

10.11.23

Kenzie

For his amazing musical talent!

 

 

3.11.23

Kian

For being a super helpful member of team Larch!

 

 

20.10.23

Harry

For helping a friend in need. Well done Harry

 

13.10.23

Aria

For sharing her beautiful hijabs with us and demonstrating how to where them when in the Gudwara.

 

6.10.23

Marcello

For writing a sentence in English independently. Well done!

 

29.9.23

Sofia

For her amazing 3D card she made in RE to celebrate a sikh festival.

 

22.9.23

Florence

For her science work on Mary Anning, showing excellence in content and presentation. Keep up the great work!

 

15.9.23

Oliver

For listening to feedback and improving his writing. Keep it up!

 

 

Recommended Websites:

ENGLISH

 

Reading

Read Theory www.readtheory.org/auth/login

Reading Games www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/reading

 

Spelling

Spelling Frame - activities to practise spelling patterns and rules www.spellingframe.co.uk/

 

Grammar

The Quest of Comma Castle https://gridclub.com/activities/comma-castle

Spelling and Grammar www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Punctuation www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/punctuation

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/english-grammar


Writing

www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/writing

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/english

 

General

www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/

www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

https://www.thenational.academy/

 

MATHS

Method Videos:https://whiteroseeducation.com/parent-pupil-resources/maths/home-learning?year=year-4-new 

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-key-stage/key-stage-2/subjects/maths

Fluency

Times Table Rockstars www.ttrockstars.com/

Top Marks 7-11 www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=3

Radius of the Lost Arc www.gridclub.com/activities/radius-of-the-lost-arc

Maths Factor https://www.themathsfactor.com/times-tables-check/#/

Word Problems

Maths Playground -you'll need paper ready for your working out! 

www.mathplayground.com/wordproblems.html

 

Problem Solving and Reasoning

Nrich - mathematical games and problems

https://nrich.maths.org/9084

https://nrich.maths.org/9086

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