Welcome to Year 4!
Teachers in Year 4 are Miss. Farquharson and Miss Boughton, and the support staff are Mrs Jandu, Mrs. Samak and Mrs. Mahmood.
In Year 4 we are focused on striving to be the best learners we can! This year our focus is on fluency in Times Tables, love of reading and extending our vocabulary.
Our motto is: "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 usually sent on a Friday for all subjects. This can be a physical copy or online at DB Primary.
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 'Living Things and Their Habitats'. We will explore different groups of animals and how we can classify them. We will also learn about their different habitats and how these animals have adapted to them!
During our foundation subject lessons we will be re-visiting the continents and using at atlas to identify countries around the world. We will develop our knowledge of climate zones and why they occur. Year 4 will explore the Rainforest in more depth and investigate human and physical features to compare this habitat to our own city of Coventry. During art we will be learning about John Dyer and Spirit of the Amazon Project. We will be using oil pastel techniques to create our own interpretation of his work!