Welcome to Year 4
Year 4 is a stimulating year where independence grows. High expectations enable the children to take pride in and begin to critically assess their work.
Year 4 Staff
Class Teacher: Miss Gibson
Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Teasdale
PPA Cover: Mr Swale
Our theme this term is AROUND THE WORLD. We will be reading this book as our class read and analysing it during Guided Reading sessions:
In English lessons, we will be focusing on persuasive writing techniques by writing speeches about saving our planet. In History, we will be exploring the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. In Science, we will be looking at animals including humans and electricity. As part of PPA cover, Mr Swale will be teaching the children French, RE and CPSHE. Geography lessons will be focused around recognising that people have differing qualities of life living in different locations and environments. We will also be exploring countries around the world. In Art sessions, we will be making sculptures out of clay. During D&T, we will be cooking traditional dishes from around the world. We will also be teaming up with Year 6 to create Doodlers in STEM week. As part of PE, we will be completing Gymnastics and Hockey units. In Music sessions, we will be developing our skills of musical notation. Children will also be taught about using spreadsheets and writing for different audiences as part of their computing lessons.
Autumn Term 2022
Our theme this term is ROTTEN ROMANS. We will be reading this book as our class read and analysing it during Guided Reading sessions:
We will also be reading:
In History, we will be exploring the Romans and what impact they have had on modern society. In Science, we will be looking at living things and their habitats. As part of PPA cover, Mr Swale will be teaching the children French, RE and CPSHE. Geography lessons will be focused around locational knowledge and human and physical geography. We will be learning about the shapes of continents and looking at countries within Europe. We will also be exploring changes to the environment and weather patterns. In Art sessions, we will be looking at Roman sculptures and practising our sketching skills. During D&T, we will be making Roman sandals. As part of PE, we will be completing Netball and Dance units. The children will also be given opportunities to sing and perform as part of a group to an audience during our Harvest and Christmas productions. Children will also be taught coding skills as part of their computing lessons. We will be going on a school trip to The Roman Baths' Clore Learning Centre for a workshop about Roman life. The trip will take place on 14th December 2022.
We have a very exciting Autumn term ahead of us!
Keeping Informed About Your Child in Year 4
Knowing your times tables up to 12 x 12 is extremely important. The National Curriculum states that all children should know their times tables by the end of Year 4. The children will be sitting a times table test in the Summer Term. Knowing your times tables makes all areas of Maths so much easier! You can practise your times tables by completing mini quizzes, Rainbow Maths, Hit the Button or by using Times Table Rockstars.