Year 4

Class Page for Year 4

Hello Year 4 and welcome!

Things you need to know:

The lockers are back in use so you can bring a small bag in with the things you need for school and after school clubs.

We will give you a home/school folder and reading diary which must be in school EVERY day please.

We will give out new spellings on a Tuesday and test you on the old ones that day too. There is a yellow book that you need to bring to school for this.

Tuesday on a Week B (see list of week A/B dates here) is PE so please come dressed in your PE kit. (We are now swimming on Tuesday mornings so swimming kits, along with towels, goggles etc will be required.)

Thursday is a busy day! Please hand in any homework on this day. We will also change reading books and check your reading diary on this day too. In Week A you will have PE with Onside (again, come dressed in your PE kit) and in Week B you will have Mrs. Dixon teaching you Art.

Friday is the day when we do our Number Club test and when homework gets handed out. We will focus on English one week and Maths the other. Occasionally there will also be topic homework, but this will be INSTEAD of English or Maths.

What will we be learning?

PSHE this half term will be about Caring and Responsibilty. This topic focuses on special people. It explores why they are special and how they care for and keep one another safe. It examines pupils’ increasing responsibilities towards themselves and others as they get older, including the role they can play and the difference they can make within their communities.

The text we are exploring within our English work this term  is "The Butterfly Lion" by Michael Morpurgo. We will link this to our guided reading and writing sessions, when exploring the unit of stories from other cultures. The children will be focusing on descriptive writing, through writing character and setting descriptions as well as creating diary entrys and then they will be moving onto using persuasive language for effect. 

Please read regularly at home – 20/25 minutes at least 3 times a week is the aim and a mixture of reading to an adult and reading to yourself is absolutely fine. A bookmark with useful questions to ask and answer will be coming home soon.

In Maths, with Mrs French on Mondays and Tuesdays, the children will be focusing on telling the time. We will be looking at reading, writing and converting time between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks. When confident, we will move onto solving time problems and converting hours to minutes, minutes to seconds and weeks to days etc. 

TTRS is something we use to consolidate our times tables and to help us recall the facts quickly. This helps in so many areas of Maths. TTRS passwords have been handed out and can be found in your reading diary – please keep these safe and secret. Please practise 3 or 4 times a week for 5 minutes; you can follow the link here.

In History we will be looking at the Romans (one of my favourite History topics!) We will be making kites in DT.

In Science, the children will be learning all about electricity. They will be learning about electrical curcuits and will test materials' ability to conduct electricty. Eventually, they will put their knowledge of circuits to the test by building their own circuit to create a buzz-wire game! 

Useful website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zj44jxs

Please email admin3141@welearn365.com with any questions, important information etc and the office will pass this on to the Year 4 teaching team. We always aim to get back to you within 24 hours.  For anything urgent, please do catch one of us, before or after school, or call the school directly on 01926 426020 to arrange an appointment if you need a lengthier chat.