Maple's Musings - Year 4


Knowledge Organisers

This Week...

Monday - Home Learning books to be returned

                - Library

Tuesday - PE- children must have PE kits in school.  Long hair should be tied back and no jewellery to be worn.

              - Home learning books home.

Wednesday - 

Thursday - PE

Friday - Celebration Assembly

Dates for your diary

19/09/19 - Meet the teacher 4pm

02/10/19 - No Pens Day

08/10/19 - Paradise Wildlie Park

15-16/10/19 - Parents Evenings

22/10/19 - Yr 4 Sharing assembly

The year has started well, with children excited to begin their learning journey in Maple Class. We have had a fun-filled first week, and all children showed excellent cooperative skills whilst baking cookies as a reward for an amazing start to the year.



In English, we will be reading, solving and then writing our own riddles. Our aim is to create a book of riddles to put in the library.

In Maths, we will be focusing on ordering and comparing numbers, concentrating on place value.. .

In Science, we will research the characteristics of the different vertebrate groups (reptiles, mammals, birds, fish and amphibians). 

In Geography, we will be writing letters to our pen pals in Manchester.

In music lessons, we will be listening to and performing songs by Abba, in particular, Mama Mia.


In RE, we will begin to learn about the founding of Sikhism.

In art, we will be exploring the effects of different hardnesses of pencil, and drawing a self portrait to include in our time capsules.

Home learning

Please complete the 'Take Your Pick' homework grid. Pick an activity to complete each week, aiming for a total of at least 20 points for the autumn term. 

In addition to this, please take time to read with your child throughout the week. Reading Records should be brought in to school every day, and will be checked weekly. Good readers become good writers, and the positive impact of reading really can be seen throughout the whole curriculum! During the week, children have multiple opportunities to read in class; independently and to an adult. However, to ensure each child is spending enough time on such a vital part of their learning, we rely on parents to support us by spending time reading with their children at home.

Continue to challenge your child using the Times Tables Rockstars app. During the week, we set aside some time for children to play (using the garage section). Remember that practice makes progress, so support your child by allowing them to practise regularly at home. Multiplication practice enables fluency of number facts which really supports calculations in class.

To help your child be prepared for their learning, please ensure they have the correct equipment with them from the very start of term, e.g. PE kit and trainers, water bottle, sun cream/raincoat as applicable! 

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The importance of mental fluency (for parents and carers)
Remember the age related expectation is that children know their tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of the year.
This website is great for practising the year 3 and 4 spellings that we need to work hard to master by the end of the year. Give it a go at home.
Spelling Support
What do you play at home? Here are some suggestions of games and activities you can play to develop your spelling and language skills...

Sauncey Wood Primary School

Pickford Hill

Harpenden, Hertfordshire


01582 621514