Welcome to the Year 4 page
Miss Carr (Class teacher and Music subject lead)
Mrs Bolton (Teaching assistant - Every AM and Monday PM)
In Year 4, we have an inspiring and creative curriculum which includes a variety of learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom for children to achieve their full potential.
Each day, it is important we think about and demonstrate our Christian Values of Truthfulness, Courage, Respect, Friendship, Thankfulness and Forgiveness. We look at these values daily through our work in PSHE, RE and in our class worships.
We have recently introduced 'Accelerated Reader', which we use in guided reading workshops and we like to encourage the children to read as much as possible - quizzing needs to be done within 24 hours of finishing a book. We are also currently implementing Time Tables Rockstars. This will be highly beneficial to Year 4!
If you have any brief queries regarding your child, please don’t hesitate to send me an email on email@example.com. Otherwise, if you wish to discuss any matter in depth please feel free to arrange an appointment with myself.
Thank you for your support so far and I hope your child enjoys Year 4!
The topics we are covering this year are...
Autumn 1 – Sparks Might Fly!
Autumn 2 – The Great Plague
Spring 1 – The Art of Food
Spring 2 – Passport to Europe
Summer 1 – Water, Water Everywhere!
Summer 2 - Hunted!
To see coverage of key skills we will be developing throughout this years' curriculum, please here.
Sparks Might Fly!
This term, Year 4 will be looking at:
Science - The children will be learning about electricity. By the end of the unit they will understand the dangers of electricity, how it is created, what materials are needed to create a circuit and they will understand what conductors and insulators are.
Year 4 Writing targets...
Year 4 Mathematics targets...
Our Maths No Problem curriculum...
Design technology from home
This week, year 4 were asked to design and make something purposeful using textiles. I want to celebrate their hard work along with the help from their families.
These are the children's work I have received so far...
Joseph created a football backpack. He used an old football shirt, some press stud closers, cotton and elastic. Joseph learnt how to use a sewing machine to sew his bag together! Well done Joseph! It is a great, unique idea!
William created a glasses case for his grandma. He used poppers and a button to ensure that the glasses are secure and won't fall out. William wrote in his evaluation that he 'stitched it up whilst it was inside-out, so it was nice and neat when we was finished. We made it out of an old curtain and I stitched up the edges up before stitching it together.' Well done William, I am sure your grandma will love it.
James has designed and sewn together a wallet. He said in his evaluation that he found putting the needle through the material was the hardest part. However, with a bit of patience and help from his dad, he managed to make a nice, neat wallet with a button!
Brilliant work James!
Important class information
It was announced in 2018 by the Department of Education that a times table online, on screen digital assessment would be introduced to Year 4 which will take place in June 2020. According to the national curriculum, by the end of Year 4, all children should 'be taught to recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12.'
You will be taught times tables in class but it is crucial that you practise at home. We have now introduced times table rockstars so please use it daily, in school and at home.
Here are a few other websites that have games to help learn and practise your times tables:
Hit the Button (Tablet Friendly)
Swimming is on a Wednesday morning. We leave school at 10.15 and return for lunch. Swimming kits need to be brought in on this day otherwise you won't be able to attend swimming and will be left at school.
PE is on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon. PE kits need to be brought into school each week. It is important that you have a change of clothes.
Children are taught their reading skills through guided reading and comprehensive skills workshops in school however, home reading is hugely encouraged daily as this is extremely valuable to the children.
Homework is sent home on a Friday and is expected to be completed and handed in by the following Wednesday. You will always have your spellings to learn (booklet has been sent home and can be found below) and another piece of work - either Maths, English, Science or Topic.
Our R.E. focus this term is...
God, David and the Psalms
We will be exploring these key questions:
What values do you consider to be important?
Who inspires you?
What are the qualities of a good King?
What is God like?
What's on this month?