Welcome to Year 4
In Year 4 our teachers are Mr Ayers (Nightingales), Miss Hadley (Finches) and Miss Wilson (Larks). We are supported by Teaching Assistants Miss Farenden, Miss Brewer and Mrs White. Miss Swallow is the Year 3 & 4 Phase Leader.
LKS2 Writing Workshop
Thank you so much to our parents and carers who came along to our writing workshop this morning! If you were unable to attend, please find the PowerPoint slides and handouts below:
...at our 'Author of the Week'.
Angela DiTerlizzi is a mom, wife, and author who delights in writing rhythmic, charming picture books to be enjoyed and shared by both parents and children alike.
Prior to her career as an author, Angela worked for over 15 years as a make-up artist, most notably in the film, television, and music industry.
If your child is at home because of a positive Covid-19 test, please contact your child's class teacher for remote learning. Please note that if your child is ill, they are not required to complete remote learning.
WELL DONE AWARDS
Friday 17th June 2022
Our Awards this week go to:
Larks - Henry W
Finches - Olivia K
Nightingales - Daisy B
FOR IMPORTANT DATES PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE CALENDAR
Year 4 arrival and collection
Children enter through Lych Gate between 8.30am - 8.45am.
Parents collect from front playground and exit through corridor at 3.10pm.
Please click here to view the Curriculum Overview for Year 4.
For the LKS2 curriculum morning Powerpoint please click here
This term we have started with the topic 'Egyptians'. In this topic, we learn all about where the Egyptians fit into history, Pharaohs specifically Tutankhamun, what the afterlife means to the Egyptians and they explored who built the pyramids and why. The children have the opportunity to be involved in practical activities so they can immerse themselves into their learning.
After half term, our topic changed to 'Water, Water, Everywhere.' In this topic, children will learn about features of rivers, the three courses of a river and they will compare UK rivers to the River Nile. Additionally, they will learn the difference between solids, liquids and gases and then apply this knowledge to the water cycle. We will be visiting Bewdley Museum to learn more about rivers which we are all very excited about.
This term, children will be rewriting their own narrative based on the story 'The time travelling cat'. The children will learn how to use possessive apostrophes, relative clauses and inverted commas. Additionally, children will be writing their own suspense piece thinking about tension, coherence and literary devices.
To access another useful Year 4 reading list, click here.
During the Autumn term we focus heavily on Place Value and Addition and Subtraction. In Year 4, the children are expected to work with numbers up to 10,000. This includes partitioning, ordering and comparing numbers. Times tables are crucial to the maths curriculum, so please continue to practise these at home with your children regularly.
Wednesdays - Indoor PE
Fridays - Outdoor PE
- Gold polo shirt with logo
- Green shorts (football type - not lycra) OR dark coloured tracksuit bottoms (particularly during autumn and winter outdoor sessions)
- Dark green or dark coloured tracksuit jacket
- Trainers (velcro fastening is acceptable for those children who are unable to tie their own laces)
- Optional - dark green skort (shorts and skirt combined)
Please send your child in to school wearing their PE kit on the days that they have PE. For safety reasons, jewellery is not to be worn during PE lessons, therefore could you please ensure your child is able to remove it independently before the lesson or have it removed before coming into school.
In order to minimise the amount of paperwork between school and home, we will trial setting homework on Seesaw. Children will be able to check their Seesaw for information about:
1) Spellings to learn for the week 2) The My Maths activity that has been set 3) The times table to focus on for the week
Children will also be able to use Seesaw as an online reading diary, recording what they have read throughout the week. Children are still expected to read 3 X a week and this will be monitored in school.
Banded reading books will be sent home for those children who are not free readers.
There will be a weekly spelling programme during the term. We teach spellings every morning in a 15 minute session. Taught spellings will alternate between Read Write Inc spelling units and the Year3/4 words.
Please click here to see the spellings for Autumn 1.
Please click here to view the Year 3 and 4 Word/Spelling List.
THINGS YOU COULD DO AT HOME TO HELP YOUR CHILD
- Read with your child as much as possible (ideally daily but 3 times minimum) as this helps with their fluency and understanding of texts, as well as helps to increase their imagination for their own writing.
- Rehearse spelling patterns - spelling patterns have been sent home with your child. These will be assessed weekly alongside a selection of words from the Year 3/4 curriculum word list.
- Practise times tables. At the end of Year 4, children are expected to be able to recall times tables up to 12x12. In school, children practise times tables using Times Tables Rock Stars five times each week. This programme is also available to access at home and we encourage the children to do so as often as possible.
Please check that your child has an apron or an art shirt in their bags for messy activities in school.
Click here to see the Year 4 PGL residential trip presentation from Wednesday 9th March.