Year Four

Welcome to the Year Four class page!

In our classroom you will find a happy learning environment where all children are actively engaged in a creative and stimulating curriculum built upon the strong foundation of our Catholic faith.

In Year 4 children are growing and learning more each day. We strive to develop our learning skills and deepen our understanding of the world around us.

Our Creative Curriculum

Autumn Term – Anglo-Saxons and Vikings

Spring Term – Arctic and Antarctic

Summer Term – Communicating geography

Home Reading

Reading helps children with their knowledge, understanding and language. The children are taught to read in school however it is important that you encourage your child to read at home daily and listen to them read a few pages of their book every night.

  Parents  you must sign the yellow diaries so your children can be rewarded for their efforts. 

Spellings

Each week children will receive 10 spellings from the Year 3&4 National Curriculum to practise in class and at home.

Please help your child to practise their spellings as they will be tested each Friday.

As one of their weekly homework tasks we would like the children to practise their spellings along with their handwriting by writing their words in sentences in their homework books.

Please note that the children will have their half term spelling assessment the last week of each half term. They will be 20 of the spellings covered at random.

In class we use the spelling shed app which the children really enjoy playing.

This can be downloaded (£2.99) from the App Store if you have access to an iPad at home.

It’s really easy to use. Children can play on the Year 3&4 spellings or you can input our weekly spellings into the Your Lists at the bottom of the main page!

P.E

Please ensure that your child has the correct P.E  kit  and that it is brought into school at the beginning of term and kept in school until half term.

Remember that this year the children must wear a T-shirt that is the same colour as their assigned house team.

What we will be learning in the Autumn Term

History -We will be exploring what life was like for the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings; considering home life, religion, work, battle, trade, food, language and geography.

Science – We will be learning about animals including humans including the digestive system, teeth and food chains

English – We will be reading the poem ‘ New beginnings’ and then using our  imaginations to write our own versions. We will then be moving onto ‘Beowulf’  and adapting it to create out own Myth.

Maths – We will begin with number and place value. Looking at different ways that we can count and recognising numbers in both numerals and in words. We will then move on to comparing numbers and ordering numbers in different ways.

Computing – This term we are going to be software designers and will be using scratch junior.

PSHE – Being me in my World.

PE –  Multi-skills.

Year 4 Class Trip – Tamworth Castle

The children enjoyed meeting a Saxon soldier and learning about Saxon and Viking hierarchy. They investigated the different clothes, armour and weapons of trained soldiers compared to peasants. Practising the different battle cries of both the Saxons and Vikings was one of the highlights.

The children also had fun learning about archaeological practices and trying out their skills as trainee archaeologists and history detectives.

Art Week Coming Soon!!!

 

Parents – Thank you for all your support in helping the children with their topic homework tasks. We will upload a photo of the children showcasing their creations shortly.

 

Please keep checking our class page as we will upload new information and display work that the children have done regularly.

Miss Lownds, Mr Gibson and Mrs Shaw