Welcome to Class 9!
Our teacher is Miss Toby and our Learning Support Assistant is Mrs Newall. We are looking forward to a very exciting year in Year 4, with lots of things to fit in!
LET’S GET QUIZZICAL!
Each day, I will be creating and posting quiz questions about different topics which we have covered in year 4. This is just for a bit of fun! I will post the answers for the quiz later on in the day. Enjoy!
Friday 3rd April – MATHS
1) Write the missing numbers in this sequence.
25 50 75 _______ 125 _______
2) Round 3527 to the nearest 100.
3) What number is 5 less than 2?
4) What is the value of the 2 in the number 2,547?
5) Calculate 6,648 – 3,735.
6) A school has 275 tickets available for their School Play. They sell 95 tickets to pupils and a further 137 tickets to parents. How many tickets are left?
7) Calculate 352 x 4.
8) 749 divided by 5 =
9) Complete this sequence of numbers.
2.03 2.02 2.01 _______, _______
10) What is the Roman Numeral answer to 7 + 1?
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Thursday 2nd April – HISTORY: THE ROMANS
1) How many times did the Romans try to invade Britain?
2) In which year did the Romans successfully invade Britain?
3) Who was the first Roman emperor?
4) What was a Roman soldier called?
5) What colours were a Roman soldier’s shield?
6) Name 2 of the Roman army fighting techniques.
7) Who was the king of the Roman gods?
8) Who was the Roman goddess of love?
9) What is the name of the building in Rome where many gladiator fights took place?
10) What is the name of the famous Roman wall built near the border of England and Scotland?
11) In Roman numerals, what number is X?
12) Can you think of 2 things that the Romans invented?
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Wednesday 1st April – SCIENCE: ANIMALS INCLUDING HUMANS
1) What do molars do?
2) What do canines do?
3) What do incisors do?
4) What causes tooth decay?
5) Name 2 ways you can prevent tooth decay.
6) What is an oesophagus?
7) What is the role of the stomach in the digestive process?
8) What is the scientific word for ‘poo’?
9) What is a consumer? Give an example.
10) What is a producer? Give an example.
11) Define ‘predator’. Give an example.
12) Define ‘prey’. Give an example.
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Home Learning Resources
If your child is absent from school, please find below a variety of resources to support home learning across the curriculum. Some of these may need printing but there are other resources which can be completed on paper.
We would also recommend children continue to read and practise their times tables daily. All children should have their TT Rockstars login. Other good websites and games include:
Explains different animal classes from www.kidzone.ws
Clip about classification of living things from www.bbc.co.uk
Minibeast id from www.woodlandtrust.org.uk
Leaf identification PDF from www.woodlandtrust.org.uk
Software programme that creates branching data from www.flexible.co.uk
New species of jellyfish from http://news.nationalgeographic.com
New species of mantis from www.eurekalert.org
New species of frog from www.theguardian.com
Levon Biss website from http://microsculpture.net/
Classification game from www.bbc.co.uk
Classification game from http://sciencenetlinks.com
10 foods and products that come from the Amazonian Rainforest from wwf.org.uk
Foods from the rainforest and recipes from folklife.si.edu
What eats what in the rainforest from addiesrainforest.weebly.com
Rainforest video – YouTube clip
Ray Mears in the rainforest -YouTube clip
Howler monkey calls -YouTube clip
Forest floor detailed information from stri.si.edu
Forest floor information from mongabay.com
Information on each rainforest layer from caltech.edu
The forest floor and understory layer -YouTube clip
Characteristics of rainforests -YouTube clip
The emergent layers of the rainforest from mrsgebauer.com
Facts about the emergent layer of thee rainforest from tropical-rainforest-facts.com
Facts about the canopy layer of the rainforest from tropical-rainforest-facts.com
How to make a play-dough frog -YouTube clip
What eats what in the rainforest from weebly.com
Sloths in the rainforest from smithsonianchannel.com
Threats to the Rainforest from business and farming from bbc.co.uk
Rainforest Song from teachertube.com
An video detailing some endangered animals -YouTube clip
Animal endangerment in the Amazon Rainforest -YouTube clip
Top 100 endangered animals -YouTube clip
What you can do to save the rainforest -YouTube clip
The causes of climate change -YouTube clip
What you can do about climate change -YouTube clip
Global warming information from buzzle.com
Video on looking after the planet -YouTube clip
Wordless video on saving the environment. -YouTube clip
Change the world in 5 minutes -YouTube clip
https://hourofcode.com/uk/learn (Grades 2-5)
https://www.tynker.com/hour-of-code/ (Grades 3-5)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCph2JY4JMy4kPvFcz44KHcg – Just Dance UK videos
Useful guides/resources for parents/carers:
I hope that you find these resources/activities useful. Please let me know if there are any additional resources you require or anything you believe would benefit your child during their absence.
Thank you and take care,
Important information for parents and carers
Homework projects are set throughout the year. Children are expected to learn their spellings weekly, they will be tested each Friday. Additionally, children are encouraged to use their account on TT Rock Stars to master their times tables.
Here is an overview of the year 4 curriculum that we will be following this year – extra information is available via the curriculum pages.
Please note, all children are expected to read at least four times a week and have their home reading records signed by an adult every time they read. Reading records are checked daily to monitor progress.
Some of class 9’s fantastic representatives this year are…
It is my responsibility to…
- Read a selection of fiction and non-fiction books at home and in school.
- Share recommendations of books with my teachers and peers.
- Attend and contribute to regular ‘Reading Champion’ meetings.
- Help to plan and host reading events.
- Turn off the lights when we’re not using them.
- Switch off the computers in the ICT suite after our lesson.
- Remind my teacher to turn off IWB when they’re not using it.
- Switch the taps off in our classroom.
- Close the door when we leave the room.
- Talk to the class about what we are doing in Eco-Club.
Our PE lessons are on a Wednesday and Thursday.
Children must have their PE kits in school at all times. If children do not have the appropriate kit, they are unable to participate fully in the lesson and therefore extra-curricular clubs will not be accessible to children who do not participate in lessons. We appreciate sometimes there are difficulties for children to have full PE kits and we do have spare kits to lend to the children in such circumstances.
If parents or carers ever want to discuss anything regarding their child’s happiness and/or progress, myself and Mrs Newall will always be happy to help ensure your child gets the best attention they deserve. We also check diaries daily, so you can address any concerns you may have in this way, if you do not get chance to catch us!
Thank you for all your support, we look forward to a great year, one which we have no doubt will fly by!
Miss Toby and Mrs Newall
Below is a document of the Y4 Northcote Curriculum, showing which topics your child will be covering throughout each term this year.