Welcome to Year 4!
4CR: Mrs Carroll and Miss Rycroft
4C: Miss Coxon
4G: Miss Greer
LSAs: Mrs Garner, Mrs Bradshaw, Miss Prince and Miss Johnson
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the Year 4 team.
In Lower Key Stage Two, we expect children to read 5 times a week and bring their reading book into school every day. Please make sure a family member at home has signed their child's reading record.
Reading at home doesn't always mean their school reading books, it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, kindle books to instructions of a board game.
You can access free online books at the following links:
Weekly spellings will be given out on a Friday to be assessed on the following Friday.
Your class teacher will also provide a variety of weekly Seesaw tasks relating to any area of the curriculum. This will include Maths, English and Grammar, as well as the wider curriculum. Please check your child's Seesaw page regularly for more details. You can log into Seesaw here. Your child's login details are in their Reading Records.
At the end of Year 4, all children are assessed on their times table facts. You can find more information here. We expect children to be practising their times table on TTRockstars at least twice a week. Their log in details should be glued in their Reading Record. https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student
All Y4 classes have PE on Thursday afternoon.
Children in 4CR and 1/2 4G have swimming on Tuesday morning.
Children from 4C and 1/2 4G have swimming on Wednesday morning.
A gentle reminder that our school P.E. kit is a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and plain black pumps or trainers for outdoor sports, without visible branding. PE kit should be brought in a separate bag for children to change into before their PE lesson.
For swimming, please make sure your child has swimming trunks/ swimming costume, towel and a swimming hat with them.
Don't forget to bring a water bottle and healthy snacks to school each day - it is important for children to stay hydrated throughout the day by drinking plain water. Please label bottles and refill them each day.
Children are welcome to bring a healthy snack such as fruit and vegetables to school each day for snack time. Bread sticks and milk can be purchased at the start of each half-term (please speak to the school office about this).
Our focus this half term is addition and subtraction, area and multiplication and division.
In English this half term, we are reading poems by Roger McGough, The BFG by Roald Dahl as well as a variety of Greek myths . In addition to this, we will read the non-fiction book, What a Waste: Rubbish, Recycling and Protecting our Planet by Jess French.
We will continue to develop our handwriting styles as well as learning key grammar skills and apply them to our range of writing including free verse poems, fact files and setting and descriptions.
This half term we will continue and build upon our studies of Biology, Chemistry and Physics from the autumn term.
History – Can we thank the Ancient Greeks for anything in our lives today?
In order to answer this question we will explore who the Ancient Greeks were and where they came from. We will look at the role of women and children during this time period as well as looking at what they left behind including democracy and the Olympic Games. We will learn about Greek myths, Gods and mythical creatures. We will continue to develop our understanding of primary and secondary resources and how they can help us to make sense of the past.
Geography – Why are natural resources so important to us?
We will firstly learn about what a natural resource is, what they are used for and which natural resources can be found in Britain. We will then take a closer look at oil use, electricity, renewable energy and the impact that the use of natural resources can have on global warming.
Art – Elizabeth Catlett
We will explore the work of artist Elizabeth Catlett – an African-American sculptor and graphic artist. We will learn about the importance of her work, discover the art of clay, and develop our techniques in clay work. We will get the opportunity to create our own sculptures following Elizabeth Catlett’s methods.