Year 4

Welcome to Year 4's Web Pages

Thank you for visiting the Year 4 section of our Website.  On our page, you can get a taste of all the exciting learning that is happening in our Year group. All of the children are provided with enjoyable and fun opportunities for learning, and we hope that you can share in their experience through our pages.  To this end, please don't forget to visit our secure class webpage, by logging in, using your username and password.

We have a great team of adults that support the learning of the children in Year 4:

 

Mr J Farmer       Miss H O'Flanagan         Mrs B Wheelan         Mrs S Howman        Mrs C Hay

                      

During Year 4, your children will have the opportunity to take part in exciting and stimulating from all areas of the curriculum. In English, we will look at fantasy and historical stories, newspaper recounts and information texts, as well as tackling play scripts, persuasion and explanations. In Maths, we focus on the four main functions, making certain that the basic concepts of maths are reinforced and built upon, as well as using information to help create and interpret graphs and using other forms of statistics. We also focus on measure, and we look closely at the properties of shape. Children are now expected to learn all times tables up to and including the 12 x table and so we teach specific mental skills alongside the key operations.

Using a topic based approach to the rest of the curriculum, we study 3 main topics during the year; British History where we look at some of the key events from the past that have shaped the country we live in today. Ancient Civilizations lets us investigate and compare some of the great Ancient Civilizations from the past including the Ancient Egyptians, Aztecs, Chinese and Incans.

We have a wonderful team of adults who work incredibly hard to provide the children with an exciting, stimulating and fun experience in Year 4, and hope that our website will help you engage with us so that you can enjoy the experience too.

Autumn Term 2016

English:  Information Texts, Biographies, Famous British Poetry and Stories with Historical Settings
Maths:  The 4 operations, fractions, problem solving and logical thinking, patterns in numbers, times tables. 2D/3D shape, reflection, nets, time, area, perimeter, co-ordinates and interpreting data. Statistics.  
Computing:  Researching and presenting information
Science:  Electricity and Change of State
RE:  Beliefs about God and Mary Christmas
ART / DT:  Famous British Artists and Sewing the Bayuex Tapestry
Topic:  Best of British
Music:  RnB Chistmas
PE / Games:  Swimming/ Paralympic Sports
PSHCE:  Going for goals
French:  Clothes and family

We ask as a minimum that the children read with an adult at home 3 times every week and record this in their reading record.  It is also important to ask your child questions about the text as this will help develop your child’s understanding of what they are reading.  It can make a real difference to progress and parent/child relationships.  We will check this every Monday.  Please refer in the front cover of their reading record for further information. We expect all children to bring in their own pencil case containing writing pencils and a handwriting pen.  However, as an optional extra, children can bring in their own coloured pencils.

 

All children will be expected to have their PE kit in school for our PE sessions.  PE will take place on a Wednesday morning and we go Swimming on a Friday morning.

 

 All children are expected to complete their homework.  We do like most homework to be independent but supporting your child in completing it can be a brilliant way to share and show interest in your child's learning. Please encourage the children though to use methods they have been taught at school.  Homework will be handed out on a Thursday and expected in no later than Tuesday.  If homework is not handed in by this time, children will be expected to complete it during Lunchtime Homework Club on Wednesday.  However, if you have any concerns over their homework please put a message in the Home Communication Book or come in and see us.

 

We hope that the children enjoy the term ahead but should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to see us after school.