Meet Our Team

Miss R Hall  Mrs S Fox

 

Mrs A Webb

 

 

Miss Hall and Mrs Fox teach Year 4.  Mrs Webb supports in Year 4.

Year 4 is a very challenging year and we all have very high expectations of the children. Please encourage them, along with us, to always do their best.

Our Curriculum

 

Summer 2

English

To start our final half term in Year Four, we are going to be entering a writing competition.

We will be using all the skills we have learnt throughout the year to write a captivating story about Melvin the sad… (ish) robot. We will be using pictures from the competition website to inspire our writing (https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/portfolio_page/melvin-sad-ish-robot-writing-competition/).

Then to fit with our whole school topic of ‘One Thousand Years of British History’ we are going to study a simplified version of William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. We will use this to cover a wide range of genres including; play scripts, short stories, character descriptions and poetry. We will also use extracts from the original texts to look at how language has changed over the years.

Topic

To link with our whole school topic title of ‘A thousand Years of British History’ we are going to be looking at the British Monarchy. We will look at chronology, listing all the monarchs who have reigned over the past one thousand years, and then we will choose together who we will study in detail, We will use this topic to write; letters, fact files, non-chronological reports, news reports and Tv scripts for fact file programmes (In the style of Horrible Histories). We will also look at architecture, traditions and the differences between rich and poor during different time periods. We will also look at family trees and include discussion around all types of modern families.

We will end the topic with a whole class debate around the Monarchy.

Maths

In Maths we will be revisiting areas covered throughout the year to consolidate our learning and prepare us in our move to year 5. This will include further work on multiplication and division and converting time between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks. Added to this we will recap fractions and decimals.

R.E.

In R.E. we will be looking at the Islamic faith.

Science

In science we will be looking at living things and their habitats; and how to help habitats.

PE

Our PE days this half term are Mondays and Thursdays (and some occasional Tuesdays for class inter class competitions). Please ensure that your child’s P.E kit is in school on the correct days and that hair is tied up and earrings removed or covered.

Homework

Homework will be given out on a Friday to be returned by the following Friday. Homework will consist of; Maths, English or Topic. Homework will be completed in an exercise book. There will also be a reading book which will be changed once returned.

Online homework can be found on Spag.com and My Maths using your child’s personal log in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 1

English

As our hook this half term we will be using lots of short digital clips from the Literacy Shed to inspire our writing. We will be specifically looking at writing; a retell in the first person, a news report and finally a persuasive piece. We will be continuing to look at the use of powerful vocabulary and varied sentence structure to interest the reader.

Maths

In Maths we will be revisiting all four of the operations to complete problems linked to statistics and data analysis. We will learn to interpret discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods including bar charts and time graphs. We will be revisiting fractions (including decimals) looking at equivalent fractions, solving problems involving increasingly harder factions, adding and subtracting fractions and finally writing decimal equivalents of fractions

To provide support with Maths at home, you can practise learning all the times tables and associated division facts. Also you can make use of the My Maths games and on- line lessons to help support your child.

Topic

Our topic theme this half-term is ICT and Art based. We will be using Excel to create graphs and analyse data. We will then be using filming and editing software to create our own video clips. We will also be studying famous artists including; Van Gogh. Lowry and Banksy.

PE

Our PE days this half term are Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child's P.E kit is in school on the correct days and that hair is tied up and earrings removed.

Homework

Homework will be given out on a Friday to be returned by the following Friday. Homework will consist of; Maths, English or Topic. Homework will be completed in an exercise book. There will also be a reading book which will be changed once returned.

Online homework can be found on Spag.com and My Maths using your child’s personal log in.

Autumn 2

Topic - Our World: This topic is mainly geography based looking specifically at the continents, lines of latitude and time zones. We will also be looking at cultures from the different countries and finally studying some famous architecture and artists.

English - We are reading stories from other cultures and writing our own versions of these stories. We will also be writing non-chronological reports linked to our topic work.

Maths - We will be looking at place value and the four basic number calculations.

Science - We will be learning about habitats.

PE - Our PE days this half term are Tuesday and Friday. Please encourage your child to bring their kit to school on Monday and take it home on Friday.

Homework - Homework will be given out on a Friday to be returned by the following Friday. Homework will consist of either Maths, English or Topic. Homework will be completed in an exercise book. Occasionally we may send out a mini-project. There will also be a reading book which can be changed once returned.

Spring 1

 English

In English we are basing all our writing around the old Anglo Saxon story Beowulf, we are using Michael Morpurgo’s version. We will work on the use of our descriptive language, sentence structure and punctuation.

Maths

Maths will be taught this half term by Mrs Mitchell. We will be looking at using and applying the four main operations in different contexts. We will look at fractions and then move onto more Shape, Space and Measure work.

RE

In Re we will be studying the Hindu Faith. We will look at traditions, Gods, festivals and how these compare to the Christian faith.

During Faith week (23rd January -27th January) our class will be looking at the Buddhist Faith.

Topic

Our topic this half-term is the Anglo Saxons. We introduced the topic with a History day organised by Miss Upham. During the day we looked at; Anglo Saxon chronicles, pictures of artefacts, manuscripts and talked about battles.

We thought about the things we would like to learn. We decided we wanted to know more about; armour, battles, daily life and culture.

PE

Our PE days this half term are Mondays with Mr Myers and Tuesdays with Mr Groves. Please ensure that your child's P.E kit is in school on the correct days and that hair is tied up and any earrings removed or covered.

Homework

  • On a Friday your child will receive homework this will be either English or Maths.
  • Please can homework books be handed back in by the following Friday.

Spring 2

English

This half term we will be using the book ‘The Bad Beginning’ from ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ By Lemony Snicket as our hook. Our aim is to use all the skills we have learnt over the year to write; detailed descriptions of characters and settings, diary entries and short stories. Finally we will compare the book and the film and look specifically at how it was filmed. During the half term we will also be learning a classic poem and performing it to the rest of the school.

Topic

Our Topic this half term is Design Technology based. We are going to design and make our own working lamps, by researching existing products and thinking about how we could improve on these to make our own. Before designing our product we will also look at how electricity circuits work and also who invented the light bulb. We will write explanation texts and biographies throughout this half term.

Maths

In Maths we will be solving measure, money and time problems involving fractions and decimals to 2 decimal places. We will also read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks. Added to this we will find the area and perimeter of shapes.

Science

In science we will be looking at animals including humans.

RE

In RE we will try to answer the question; what makes the prophet Muhammad an inspirational leader for Muslims?

PE

Our PE days this half term are Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure that your child's P.E kit is in school on the correct days and that hair is tied up please and ear rings re-moved or covered.

 

 

 

World Faith Week

Year 4 learned about Buddhism during World Faith Week.  Here are some of the paintings completed.  Please speak to Miss Hall or Mrs Fox to see the other work completed.

 

Our Class Agreement

Here are a few simple rules we all agreed on:

  • Always treat people as you would like to be treated.
  • Be respectful and use your manners.
  • Work quietly and try your best.
  • Walk sensibly and silently around school.
  • Keep our classroom tidy.