Welcome to the Year 4 Learning Page!
The Northern Lights
The Great Sphinx
La Sagrada Familia
Miss Hill, Mrs Fantham, Mrs Rose and Mrs Golding
Mr Sloane and Mrs Pembroke
Miss Fowler and Mrs Downes
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 will change during the week. Teachers will endeavour to remind children to bring their library book into school on these days.
You will need to bring your P.E. kit into school on Friday.
On a Friday afternoon year four will be taking part in outdoor learning sessions. For this the children need to bring in a change of clothes appropriate for the weather that day including a suitable change of shoes. This can range from a sunhat and shorts in the warmer months to gloves, waterproofs and wellies when the weather becomes colder. We ask that the children not wear Jeans or clothing that they would not wish to get muddy. The children will be taking part in outdoor learning in all weathers.
The timetable for outdoor learning in year 4 is as follows:
Northern Lights – Terms 1 and 4
Sphinx – Terms 2 and 5
La Sagrada Familia – Terms 3 and 6
In terms 3 and 4, two Year 4 classes are going swimming on a Tuesday. Make sure you bring in swimming kit (a one-piece costume for girls please) and a towel.
All of Great Sphinx class will need swimming kit on a Tuesday.
Some of Sagrada Familia class will need their kits on Tuesday. Children will be informed which day they will be swimming.
Each term a 'homework grid' will be set. This will compromise of various tasks linked to our current topics. Children can complete as many of these tasks as they wish, but all children must complete at least 3 tasks. These can be accessed by the link below:
There will be a new spelling assignment set each week, linked to the spelling patterns your child is studying in school. Your child's username and password are stuck into the front of their reading record. There is a spelling shed app avilable for a small fee however it is free to play in your device's web browser.
Each week, children will be given 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:
All Classes will set homework on a Monday, due in the following Monday.
Children who do not complete homework on time will go to Homework Club on a Wednesday lunchtime.
Our class assemblies are held on Wednesdays at 2:45.
|Northern Lights||The Great Sphinx||La Sagrada Familia Class|
|13th May 2020||29th April 2020||6th May 2020|
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 is Jesus inspiring to some people?
Why are festivals important to religious communities?
We will be developing our knowledge of online safety and learning how to code programmes.
This term, we will be learning how to stay safe online including identifying appropriate and inappropriate behaviour and also looking at balancing screen time with other parts of their daily lives.