Welcome to the Year 4 Learning Page!
|Rosa Parks||Kelly Holmes||Ellen Degeneres|
Miss Durkan and Mrs Pembroke
Miss Hill, Mr Mulville, Mrs Knight and Mrs Rose
Miss Fowler, Miss Yates, Miss Crittenden
Here you can find out useful information about what your child is doing throughout the year and when they might need certain things (such as P.E. kit) during the week.
Our day to visit the library is Monday. Remember to bring your library book into school on this day.
You will need to bring your P.E. kit into school on Monday. In addition, Rosa Parks will need their kit on a Tuesday, Ellen Degeneres will need their kit on a Wednesday and Kelly Holmes will need their kit on a Thursday. Make sure you have clothes suitable for both indoors and outdoors and that all items are named.
In terms 1 and 2, Year 4 are going swimming on a Thursday. Make sure you bring in swimming kit (a one-piece costume for girls please) and a towel.
Each week, children will be given maths homework, grammar homework (from the CGP book), spellings to learn and a particular times table to practise. Completing homework is a good way to support and embed the learning that your child has done in class each week. Homework is set as follows:
Rosa Parks Class - Set on a Tuesday, due in the following Tuesday.
Ellen Degeneres Class - Set on a Monday, due in the following Monday.
Kelly Holmes Class - Set on a Tuesday, due in the following Tuesday.
Children who do not complete homework on time will go to Homework Club on a Wednesday lunchtime.
All children should read to an adult at least three times a week and have their Reading Records signed to show this. Children who do not read at least three times in a week will go to Reading Club on a Monday lunchtime.
Our class assemblies are held on Wednesdays at 2:45.
|Rosa Parks||Ellen Degeneres||Kelly Holmes|
|8th May 2019||20th March 2019||1st May 2019|
Term 1 and 2
In terms 1 and 2 we will be studying the texts Beowulf and The Bear and the Hare. When studying Beowulf, we will be focusing on creating our own mythical creatures and using these for descriptive writing. We will also look at using a variety of different sentence structures. We will look at poem features and build up to writing our own Anglo-Saxon kenning poems, then move on to writing a recount of our feast. We will study character dialogue and writing direct speech . This will include varying vocabulary choices and retelling the narrative of The Bear and the Hare.
In terms 1 and 2 we will be first looking at place value of whole and decimal numbers and applying this knowledge when developing the use of standard written methods for the four operations (x, -, +, ÷). We will be integrating reasoning skills into each area. This will help with problem solving later in the term and recognising the skills needed to interpret these. We will be practicing identifying and using money, linking this to our English topic.
The topics are:
Working Scientifically —the study of the skills needed to plan and conduct scientific investigations.
Sound—the study of how sound travels and how our ears allow us to receive sound.
Anglo Saxons and Vikings—this links with our English and looks at the every day life of people including music, art, settlements and important historical events.
Alongside our topic and science we will be learning about Anglo-Saxon war chants and communication with drums.
We will also be looking at compositions of music to link with our PE.
We will be beginning our language journey, starting first with greetings, introducing ourselves and giving information about ourselves, such as our age. Later moving onto talking about our families.
We will be developing our skills within the following;
In RE we will be exploring these questions:
Why are festivals important to religious communities?
Why do some people think life is a journey?
We will be developing our knowledge of online safety and being software developers, creating our own educational games.