Welcome to year 4
We have had an amazing first couple of weeks back at school. The children are loving being back to a bit more normality, whilst still staying safe and keeping good hygiene.
Meet the teacher – Please attend this meeting to find out about the expectations of year 4, and to find out how you can help your child through this year. Ask Mr Ratcliffe at the door if you have any questions about this event.
Children should read every night.
Children should be practising their multiplication facts regularly. Children have a TT rockstars account which they can find in their reading journal – https://ttrockstars.com/
Children must practice the spellings they are given.
Children should complete homework they are given. (More information about this will be shared at the meet the teacher meeting)
What we are learning this term.
In English, we have been reading How to Train your dragon. It is a really exciting and humorous text that we have enjoyed reading so far. We can’t wait to read what happens next.
We have also been reading a text called ‘Shh, we have a plan’ which the children have loved. We have spent time learning about some key writing techniques, as well as acting out the story, and developing our use of speech.
This term we will be learning about place value, moving onto addition towards the end of the term. Children have the opportunity to learn at their own pace, ensuring they make rapid progress each lesson. They have access to a range of resources to help them learn.
This term our science topic is Animals including Humans. In our first lesson, the children were amazed to learn about how much saliva we create every day, and loved investigating how our taste buds are effecting by our other senses.
The children have shown great enthusiasm as we have started to investigate what happened to Britain when the Romans left. We have learnt how they Angles, Saxons and Jutes settles in 7 kingdoms, and we can’t wait to find out about how they used to live.
Children this year are really lucky to not only have a weekly Music lesson with a specialist music teacher, but they will also be learning a new musical instrument – the Ukulele!
Here are some websites that you might find useful in supporting your child’s curiosity at home. Find more websites and resources on the Kids zone section of the website.
End of Year Expectations in full