Welcome to Year 4!
Class teacher: Miss Sweeney.
We had so much fun creating this Christmas video and we would love for you to watch it! Just follow the link below and sing-a-long if you know the words!
Learning logs and spellings will be given out on a Thursday and brought in to school, after completion, on a Monday where we will have a class walk around to praise and share the good work completed at home.
These books will be given back the following Thursday to be taken home to complete.
Reading books will be chosen from our accelerated reader scheme and will also go home on a Thursday and brought in on a Monday. If the book has not been completed in this time then the book can be kept at home until the following Monday to bring in then. The children will take their online quizzes and choose a new book to take home on the Thursday.
PE - PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Children are to come to school in their PE kits for our PE lesson and they will stay in their kit all day.
Swimming - Swimming will be on a Wednesday afternoon. They will need to bring in their swimming kit which should consist of a suitable swimming costume/trunks and a towel. Please make sure that the children come in appropriate clothing and shoes for the weather conditions.
To begin our English learning this half-term, we are going to continue reading The Iron Man. We loved this book last half-term and we created some brilliant story openings. We will be reading chapters 4 and 5 and creating a newspaper report all about the events in the story. To do this we will look at the language and features of a newspaper report and we will begin to use direct and reported speech and use fronted adverbials in our writing.
For our Maths topic this half-term we are going to start by recapping our number learning from earlier this year. We will:
Throughout the year, we will also be working on our times table knowledge and by the end of Year 4 pupils are expected to know all their tables from the 2s – 12s. In preparation for this, it would be helpful to practice as much as possible at home and play on TT Rockstars.
To begin the half-term, we are going to be continuing our Topic of Ancient Egypt. Ancient Egypt was one of the greatest and most powerful civilisations in the history of the world. It lasted for over 3000 years from 3150 BC to 30 BC. We are going to be learning to:
Throughout the Topic, we will learn about the Ancient Egyptian way of life by looking at mummification, hieroglyphics and even making Egyptian bread!
Later in the half-term, we will be focusing on a new topic called Extreme Earth. In this topic we will learn to:
Our Science topic for this half-term is Plants. Throughout the topic we will be learning to:
Throughout the topic, we will be undergoing some investigations to see what plants need to survive and to discover how water is transported through plants.
For our RE topic this half-term, we are going to be learning about serving through the teaching of the Pentecost.
In this topic we will: