Welcome to Year 4!
Teachers in Year 4 are Mrs Tull and Miss Boughton, and the support staff are Mrs Jandu and Mrs Hollingsworth.
In Year 4 we use our curiosity, perseverance, and creativity skills to achieve the very best we can- aiming to ensure all children reach their full protentional.
"Making mistakes is the best way to learn"
In year 4 we encourage all our children to read with an adult daily at home for 10 minutes a night.
Homework is set through a variety of different forms including Maths, English and Creative Projects
All children in Year 4 have logins to 'Timetable Rock Stars'. We encourage our children to practice their times tables daily. The children have their own logins in their reading records.
Our PE day is Tuesday, and we ask our children to come into school wearing their PE kits on this day.
Swimming is a Thursday Morning during the Autumn Term.
During this half term our topic is Deadly 60.
We'll be learning about some of the deadliest animals around the world, where they live and just how quickly they could kill a person! We're looking forward to having some live animals in school.
Within our English lessons we will be creating our own Non- Fiction Chronological Reports for one of the deadly 60 animals and we will be writing letters about the importance of freeing animals.
In maths our focus will be the number system- understanding the place value of 4-digit numbers and formal written methods for addition and subtraction calculations.
During science lessons we will be learning about 'Animals Including Humans'. This teaches the children how the human digestive system works and the function of our teeth. We will also look at the characteristics, behaviours, diet, and habitats of different animals, whilst developing our knowledge of food chains.
During our foundation subject lessons we will be learning about habitats around the world and the different continents and climates these animals live in. we will also be focusing on impressionism with an artist study of 'Henri Rosseau'.
During this half term our topic is Magical World
This topic begins with an amazing trip to the Warner Brothers Studios where we get to experience life as a 'real' witch or wizard focusing on the creations of Harry Potter and his time at Hogwarts.
In our English lesson we will write our own creative, magical stories through adventure writing and then we will become newspaper reporters for 'Wizarding Times'.
In maths we will focus on developing our knowledge of the four operations by learning formal written methods for multiplication and division. We will also develop our skills of measuring including finding the area of a shape.
In science our focus will be States of Matter. We will wear our magical cloaks and explore gasses, liquids, and solids.
In our foundation subjects we will be focusing on famous wizards in history and explore the film composer John Williams and how he composes musical scores for films. In art we will develop our art techniques using oil pastels as the children develop their own 'patronus'.
During this half term our topic is Explorers.
We will begin this topic with a Year 4 sleep over!
We will be learning all about our globe and explores which travelled to different places. In Literacy they will be focusing on Earnest Shackleton- creating a biography of his life and adventures. After this, we will focus on the book ‘Race to the Fozen North’ and children will be creating diary entries based on writing as a writer in first person. Furthermore, the children will be further developing their stamina for writing by writing an adventure story linked to the book ‘The Explorer’.
In Science, the children will be learning all about Electricity, investigating who to safely use electrical equipment to create their own circuits. During our afternoon topic lessons the children will be focusing on Geography and D&T. The children will our globe and different climate zones and the impact humans have on these. They will then use knowledge of maps and map reading skills to create their own maps of the local area. The children will also explore how to make an paper card lightup using their knowledge of electricity with our D&T lessons.
During this half term our topic is Dragon Slayers
This topic begins with a visit from 'Historic Workshops' providing an opportunity for our children to handle and experience Viking life. Vikings have always been known as a brutal and dominating race, but in this topic Year 4 will be determining who the Vikings truly were.
In history we will be developing our knowledge of the chronology of history and the main events during this time period. We will investigate artefacts, major conflicts and how the Vikings established their settlements through Britain. Through learning about Vikings religious beliefs, we will learn about Islam and how Muslims in Britain worship. We will discuss the five pillars of Islam and how modern Muslims have adapted their traditional teachings to fit the modern world. We will use our class experts to carry out a question time to discover more about Islam.
Within English the children will learn how to write a set of instructions for how to train their own Dragons. They will also write their own mythical stories set in the Viking period and they will publish their own Viking poems.
In Maths the children will learning all about decimals and fractions of numbers and shapes.
Please come and speak to us at school if you have any questions.
The Year 4 team.