Welcome to Year 4!
We are Meerkats and Kingfishers.
The children have all enjoyed their Autumn term. We have enjoyed learning about Africa and inventors like Thomas Edison. We all thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Think Tank in Birmingham and learnt lots of new facts and information about inventions and how they work.
This term we have enjoyed World Science day looking at the work of Charles Darwin and exploring the digestive system by conducting investigations.
We are all looking forward to our residential trip to Mount Cook on the 27th of March.
The Year 4 Team
Our teachers are Mrs Snowden and Miss Johnston
Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Golding and Miss Hipwell
Autumn 1: Africa (Fly Eagle Fly by Christopher Gregorowski)
Autumn 2: Inventions ( Gadgetman by Malorie Blackman)
Spring 1: Anglo-Saxons ( Non-fiction books)
Spring 2 : Vikings (How to train your dragon)
Summer 1: Egypt ( Day of Ahmed's secret also Non-fiction texts)
Summer 2: Author study ( A variety of Anthony Brown books)
We want children to feel more comfortable with doing homework and for them to see it more as an extension of their learning, so…
Each Monday your child will come home with a list of spellings and will be tested on the Friday. Some may come for the Year 4 word bank and the rest will follow a particular pattern. Please help and encourage your child to learn their spellings as this is so important for their writing! Your child will also bring home a copy of their scores after being screened on the Year 1/2/3 and 4 spellings, which will show them which ones they need to practice (in whatever time they wish to use) before being screened again during the next half-term.
Maths and English
English homework – based on our class book or topic at the time, children will be given a menu where they can choose from one of 4 tasks to complete every 2 weeks, which gives the children the chance to complete a good piece.
Maths homework – children will be given a selection of tasks based on learning that the children have been focusing on at school that week.
Children will earn raffle tickets for bringing homework in and completing it! This will give them a better chance of earning a prize from the raffle prize box!
Reading is one of our school’s biggest priorities! We want to see children enjoying reading and getting the rewards they deserve!
The Fab 4 reading records, as you know, need to be filled in 4 times a week and every week of the half-term so the children can earn the treat at the end of the half-term.
We also want to get Year 4 to the top of the reading league and earning up to 15 minutes extra play time!
We want children to read their own books, take books from school (that we’ve allowed the children to choose and order) and share them with others in the Year group. Nothing like a good book swap!
Please encourage your child to come and see us if they are struggling, we are here to help!