Welcome to the Year 4 page
Miss Kee - Panda Class
Miss Giles - Hippo Class
Mrs Duffey - Narwhal Class
Homework - Homework will be given out on a Friday and due in the following Thursday. Homework in Year 4 will be Spellings and Times tables. Please encourage your child to go on TTRS at least twice-weekly for 15 minutes.
Multiplication tables check - Year 4 will have a multiplication tables check in June. This will test them on their recall of multiplication facts up to 12 x 12. They will have 25 questions and will have 6 seconds to answer each one on a laptop.
Reading - Please record reading at home in reading records. Reading records will be checked daily. Their achievements are shown on their class reading tree. Every child has an apple on the tree which moves around as their days reading at home increase. It becomes very competitive to be the first one to reach the 'Golden Apple'!
PE - We have 2 PE lessons per week - 1 outdoor and 1 indoor. Please ensure suitable PE kit is in school (including a change of footwear) Monday to Friday.
Autumn Term 1
In autumn 1 our theme was Take One World. We learnt about our class animals, which are all endangered species, and considered how we could help to protect them. We also looked at a variety of maps and began to navigate using grid references and OS symbols.
Autumn Term 2
In autumn 2 our theme will be Take One Scientist. We will focus on Christian Doppler who discovered the Doppler effect. This will link nicely to our science topic this term about sound. Furthermore, we will begin to look at the Ancient Greeks, including the mythical creatures, gods, the Olympics, and understand their use of democracy.
Spring Term 1
In spring 1 out theme will be Take One Artist. We will look at a painting called 'Apple on pink cloth' by Matisse. In Art, we will study real life drawings and will be able to create our own artistic sketches. This term, we will have an exciting term studying rivers for our Geography topic. We will learn how rivers work, including the features such as ox bow lakes and meanders. In Science, we will study electricity. We will have the opportunity to use safe electrical equipment to make simple circuits using wires, batteries, bulbs and buzzers.
Here are some useful links that you can look at. The links to videos / activities are listed below:
TTRS - https://ttrockstars.com/
Science - Electricity- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zj44jxs
Geography - Rivers - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z7w8pg8#zhtybqt