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Year 4S-J Weekly Feedback - Home Learning

In order to help us support you and your child over the coming weeks, please complete this form at the end of each week. This will allow staff to monitor children's progress and reflect on the activities planned. Staff will monitor parental responses and may contact individual families by phone / email if appropriate.


Year 4W Weekly Feedback - Home Learning

In order to help us support you and your child over the coming weeks, please complete this form at the end of each week. This will allow staff to monitor children's progress and reflect on the activities planned. Staff will monitor parental responses and may contact individual families by phone / email if appropriate.

Mrs Sequeira-Jennings - 4SJ

Mrs Taylor - 4T

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Class 4T and 4M @Broadoak_Year4

22 Oct Well done to 4M’s dojo dip winner for this week Bailey! You’re a superstar 🌟 https://t.co/wwT2YhkJG4

22 Oct Congratulations to 4Ts Dojo Dip winner. A fantastic week πŸ‘β­οΈπŸ‘ https://t.co/LYU7mu0TBV

17 Oct Congratulations to my latest Dojo Dip winner. Well deserved by a beautifully behaved boy ⭐️⭐️⭐️ https://t.co/Uok04UPxih

15 Oct RT @Broadoak_PS: Please find attached the newsletter for this week. Have a lovely weekend. Mrs Wild. https://t.co/5TCaGXDolO

15 Oct RT @Broadoak_PS: A huge well done to all of the stars of the week who received their certificates in Celebration Assembly. You have made yo…

15 Oct Congratulations to my latest Dojo Dip winner. Truly well deserved ⭐️⭐️⭐️ https://t.co/1MBjJyVTd8

15 Oct Congratulations to our dojo dip winner today in 4M! You work so hard Mani and always give 100%! 🀩 https://t.co/x0vayfpeLw

15 Oct Excellent scientific skills demonstrated during our soundproofing experiment this week in science! In 4M, we discov… https://t.co/mmXHie8NyE

15 Oct Year 4 really enjoyed their soundproofing experiment this week. We discovered that bubble wrap was the best at keep… https://t.co/OOM9PcAIqg

8 Oct Year 4 had a fabulous music lesson today. We all really enjoyed using the glockenspiels playing along to ABBA. https://t.co/iW8O9Hsfv2

8 Oct Congratulations to 4M’s Dojo Dip winner this week Aria! You are a pleasure to have in class! 🀩 https://t.co/Q9ChJPFwxC

8 Oct Practicing Mamma Mia on the glockenspiels this afternoon in Music in 4M! 🎡🎢 https://t.co/gstFBSa8kS

8 Oct Practicing our vocabulary for family members in Spanish this afternoon! πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡ΈπŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘§πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ https://t.co/bWGZBdRuCN

8 Oct Congratulations to my latest Dojo Dip winner. Well deserved ⭐️⭐️⭐️ https://t.co/x7kWGWlHBe

8 Oct Thank you to these three boys who shared their poems on National Poetry Day. We really enjoyed listening to them. https://t.co/vc2huxWBwn

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Welcome To Year Four's Class Page!

Welcome to Year Four's class page!  We hope that you have had a wonderful summer break and are ready for the challenges of Year Four!  The children have settled in wonderfully to life in Year Four and are setting a fantastic example to their younger peers.

Please see the Year Four Medium Term Plan found in the important documents part of the webpage to gain an insight on aspects of the Broadoak Backpack that will be studied this half term.

You will also be able to find information on the exciting lessons that we have planned and useful websites and activities to further support your child's learning at home.


Staffing & General Information:

Class Teacher: Mrs. Sequeira-Jennings / Mrs. Taylor

Teaching Assistants: Miss Hussey

Additional Adults: 

Spanish: Mrs. McClaren

Lower Key Stage Two Leader:  Miss Samson 

Key Dates & Reminders:

P.E: Every Wednesday afternoon. Children must come to school in their PE kit.

Home Tasks

Homework: Sent out every Wednesday, to be returned the following Monday. This will include a maths and English focus each week. 

Spellings: Sent out every Friday, to be returned the following Friday. The children have a 'Look, Cover, Write, Check' sheet and an additional spelling shed task to be completed. 

Spelling Shed Website: 

Times tables: Year Four have the statutory multiplication check in June. Children must answer 25 questions in which each question has a 6 second time limit. Children should practise their times tables weekly. 

Please support your child by using the following resources: 

Times Table Rock Stars: 

Hit the Button: 

Twinkl Go Practice Test: (Password OZ7481)

We ask that children read 5 times per week for 10 minutes. 

It is important that the children are read to as often as possible, as this will not only improve their phonics and fluency, but will also improve their access to vocabulary and sight word recognition but this will help their writing and ability to proof read and check their own work - a vital skill in Year Four.

Important Documents

Year 4 Parent Curriculum Meeting. Handout for parents/carers.

Important Documents

Year 4 Parent Curriculum Meeting. An introduction to Year 4.


Class Dojo: Children can earn 'dojo points' for any number of positive reasons; such as following the Golden Rules, participating, being on task or working hard.

Class Dojo Champion: Each week, the child with the most Dojo points will win a brand new book to take home.

Star of the day: Each day a child will be chosen for 'star of the day', for working hard that day. Star of the day is worth 5 extra Dojo points!

Fun Friday: On the last Friday of every half term, children will take part in a curriculum enhancement day. Activities such as craft, sport etc will be planned for the children to participate in.

Children may also complete the optional 'Pick and Mix' homework tasks and share these achievements in class.

Spellings: Children have access to 'Spelling Shed', where weekly assignments will be added for the children to complete through a series of games. These words will reflect the spellings we are practising in class. Children's log in details can be found in the front of their Reading Records.

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Pick and Mix Homework

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to access the Pick and Mix homework options.


Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Key Texts

Autumn 1 Author Focus:
Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy | That's How The Light Gets In

We are currently reading:
-The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy.

Children's Books - Reviews - The Lost Happy Endings | BfK No. 163

-The Tear Thief by Carol Ann Duffy

Tear Thief (with CD): 1: Amazon.co.uk: Duffy, Carol Ann, Ceccoli,  Nicoletta, Stevenson, Juliet: Books


Autumn Term Key Texts Include:

Egyptian Cinderella

Pyramids & Peasants

The Story of Tutankhamun

Howard Carter's Diary

Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs

7 Mysteries about Ancient Egypt We Haven't Unraveled Yet | DocumentaryTube

Reading Questions 

WIPERS style questions to ask your child when reading together:

Retrieval questions:

  • Where and when did the story take place?
  • What did s/he/it look like?
  • Who was s/he/it? Can you name the….?
  • Where did s/he/it live?
  • Who are the characters in the book?
  • What happened after?
  • How many….?
  • Describe what happened at….?
  • Who spoke to ….? Identify who….?
  • Can you tell me why? Which is true or false…..?
  • Find the meaning of….?
  • What is. ... ?

Inference Questions:

  • How did___ feel?
  • Why did ___feel / think____?
  • Why is ____important?
  • Comment on a quotation
  • Describe your reaction / feeling
  • In what ways does____?
  • Explain…
  • Match feelings / thoughts to parts of the story
  • If_____, which / why?
  • Agree or disagree with an opinion.  Justify.
  • How do we know____?
  • What does this tell us about how ___ is feeling / thinking?
  • Have you ever had a similar experience?  How did you feel?
  • Who do you know who is like ____?
  • If you were in ______’s shoes what would you do now? (interpret)
  • Look at the text and find…. What do you think…?(infer)

Summary Questions:

  • Where could you find out about... in this book? Where in the book would you find...?
  •  Is there another way? What the quickest way?
  •  How many levels of headings and subheadings does this book have? Are they statements or do they ask questions?
  • Which engage the reader more effectively?
  • How do headings help you when you scan the text?
  • What do the headings describe?
  • What’s the difference between the index and the contents?
  • If you want to find out about... how could you do it?
  • What’s the best place to look for information about...?
  • Highlight the words that tell you which order to follow – e.g. first, then, after, finally
  • Why have these words been put in bold? (not-to stand out)
  • Who would this information be most useful for?
  • Give 2 ways in which this text is written like a diary/report/discussion etc.?
  • What are the features of this text type? How are they appropriate for the purpose of the text?

Effective Language:

  • Why did the author choose this setting?
  • What do you think the writer’s purpose is? How do you know?
  • What did the writer intend by (phrase /sentence /incident... etc)?
  • What is the purpose of this particular paragraph/character/change?
  • Why has the author used humour at this point?
  • Look at the caption and diagram. What does it explain to you? Why does the writer choose to include them?
  • What impression do you think the writer wants to give of this character? Why? What effect does this have on other characters?
  • In this paragraph, what effect does the author want to have on the reader?
  • What is the author’s purpose in this piece of text in relation to the plot?
  • From the opening section of the text, what is the writer’s opinion of school/the war/animals etc? How does this affect the story/plot/characters/setting etc.
  • Which other author handles time in this was e.g. flashbacks; dreams? Which stories have openings like this?
  • Which article/letter would most persuade you to change your mind? Why?
  • By using these words/phrases (....................) what effect has the author had on the reader?
  • How are the two texts different in purpose? What effect does this have on the reader?
  • From these texts, how have the authors presented the information in different ways? Which is the most effective? Why?
  • Whose viewpoint is being presented here?
  • What does the writer want to persuade you to do/think/believe?
  • Who is the advert trying to persuade?
  • Can you tell what the author thinks?