Welcome to Year 4T
Welcome to our Year 4 page. We have lots of exciting things planned for the second half of the Autumn Term.
The children have settled really well into year 4 and have enjoyed the first half term.
During this half term we will be answering the question ‘Can I understand a map?’ as part of our Geography unit.
We will be learning about what islands surround the United Kingdom, what towns and cities are in the United Kingdom plus the countries that make up the European Union.
In Science we will be answering the question ‘Why is the music made by ‘one Direction’ enjoyed by so many?' as part of our unit on sound. During this unit the children will be learning how sounds are made through vibrations. They will also be asked to find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it. The children will also be making their own methods of communication to find out what happens to sounds when they are close or far away.
In Literacy the children will be reading and writing their own firework poems. We will also be reading the text ‘The Witches ‘and writing their own magic potion as art of their writing assessment. In guided reading the children will also be reading play scripts and scary stories and completing a range of activities based around these texts.
In Maths the children will be continuing to work on addition and subtraction using a range of different methods as well as looking at word problems. The children will also be looking at range of graphs to read and interpret information.
In R.E the children will be learning all about the birth of Jesus in the run up to Christmas. They will also be introduced to the topic of Hinduism.
The children will be taking part in a very special R.E morning on Thursday 2nd November.
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 Friday, 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 Friday. 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.
Mrs Eccleshare and Mrs Turner