Clayton-le-Woods

Welcome to the Year 4 page

Miss Carr (Class teacher)

Mrs Bolton (Teaching assistant)

 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. 

If you have any brief queries regarding your child, please don’t hesitate to send me an email on h.carr@clayton-le-woods.lancs.sch.ukOtherwise, 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 a detailed coverage of what we will be learning throughout this years' curriculum, please click here.

Water, Water Everywhere!

This term, Year 4 will be looking at:

History - In History, the children will be learning all about Ancient Egypt! We will look at the lives of Egyptian people, from Pharaohs to farmers as well as the importance of the River Nile. 

Science - Linking to our Geography topic, children will learn about changes in state of matter (liquids, solids and gases). We will practise measuring temperature and observing changes over time.

Geography - We will be focusing on rivers, studying the River Lostock which runs through Cuerden Valley Park. We will be using a variety of maps and practising our observational sketching.

Art & Design -  With Mrs. Bolton, the children will be focusing on landscape drawing, linked to rivers and nature.

 Our R.E. focus this term is... 

Are all Churches the same?

We will be exploring these key questions:

What does 'Church' mean?

Are all Churches the same?

What does it mean to belong to a Church?

What have you learned about the Church? 

Year 4 Writing targets...

Year 4 Mathematics targets...

Our Maths No Problem curriculum... 

Important class information

Times Tables

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 2021. 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 use times table rockstars to support your learning so please use it daily, in school and at home. 

Times Tables Rock Stars!

Image result for rockstar times tables

Here are a few other websites that have games to help learn and practise your times tables:

Hit the Button (Tablet Friendly)

Mad4Maths

Oxford Owl (Tablet Friendly)

Mission Times Table Challenge

Swimming

We are unable to currently attend swimming lessons due to Covid-19.

PE

PE is on a Thursday and Friday afternoon. Children are to come in their PE kits to school.  

Home reading 

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. We have introduced 'Accelerated Reader' as we like to encourage the children to read as much as possible - quizzing needs to be done within 24 hours of finishing a book.

Homework

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 (A new spelling rule is taught on a Monday and the spellings become available on spelling shed to practise for two weeks, the year 3/4 spelling list will also always be available to practise) and another piece of work - either Maths, English, Science or Topic.

 

 

 

What's on this month?

Year 4 Contact

Last update: 2021-05-19
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