Welcome to our Year 4 page. We have lots of exciting things planned for the year ahead.
Art week was very successful and the children really enjoyed making their own portrait in the style of Andy Warhol using oil pastels. All the children’s art work is displayed in the hall.
During this half term we will be answering the question ‘What toys did children play with 100 Years ago?’ as part of our History unit.
We will be learning about what toys children used to play with in the past including toys that rich and poor children had. The children will also be researching information, copy and pasting images and texts and presenting their findings using a PowerPoint presentation. The children will also be making their own Victorian Toys for our Year 4 display in the corridor. Look out for this is the next few weeks!
In Science we will be answering the question ‘What plants and animals thrive in Bury?' as part of our unit on habitats. During this unit we will be going on a mini beast hunt, seeing what different environments plants can grow in and even learning about some dangerous plants.
In Literacy the children will be reading a story set in the past called The Hagstone. The children will be learning all about traditions from the past and taking part in discussions to see if the characters made the right or wrong decisions. They will also be making their own freeze frames to predict what will happen in the story.
In Maths the children will be working on Place Value. This will involve counting up and down in different increments, comparing and ordering numbers, making number patterns and rounding numbers to make estimations.
In R.E the children will be learning all about Jesus and who he was. They will also be learning about how he helped people and the stories he told.
Please visit this page regularly as it will be updated with photos of our work and links to aid learning. Take a look at our planning documents to find out more about what we will be learning this year.
Children will require their P.E. kits every Thursday and Friday. They should leave it in school until the half term holiday. This will ensure that they don’t regularly forget their P.E. kit. The children will need either pumps or trainers as the children will participate in outdoor and indoor activities throughout the term. If your child doesn’t have the correct footwear, they may not be able to participate in certain activities, which would have a negative impact on their physical development.
Children will be given a spelling list every Thursday, please ensure your child practices these as they will be tested on these spellings the following week. To support them further, encourage children to form sentences with the words given.
Children will be given learning log challenges each term which is linked to the work they have been covering throughout the topic. This needs to be handed in on specific dates, please take this opportunity to work with your child and tackle the challenges with a creative, imaginative mind that celebrates you child's ideas. Please take a look at our homework grid below.
Reading books will be changed every Monday. Please ensure that books and signed reading diaries are in school each Monday. Library books will be changed every two weeks. It is important that your child reads every evening. This could be done independently or with the help of an adult or older sibling.
The children have been given logins for Times Tables Rock Stars. They can access the app at home on a laptop or ipad and even get the opportunity to play against the teachers some evenings. Please encourage your child to access the website at home as this will give them much needed practice of the Times Tables they are unsure of.
Please click below to assess the TTRS website
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak to us at the end of the school day.