Meet Our Team

Mr W Booth

Mrs A Blakley

Mrs N Dent

Spring 2

We’re half-way through Year 4 already!

This half term we will be learning about Britain’s settlement by the Anglo Saxons and Scots. We will learn about the regular invasions of Britain, the Scots invasion of North Britain, the Vikings and the struggle for the kingdom of England.

In English, we will be using our history knowledge to write about life as an Anglo Saxon. We will be reading the famous Anglo-Saxon story “Beowolf.” Ask your child to tell you about the different types of sentences we have been practising to make our writing more interesting.

In Religious Education, we will learn about the five pillars of Islam and how they guide Muslims.

In enrichment, we will be developing our coding skills to be able to create our own game using Scratch. Towards the end of the half term, we will develop our cooking skills to make some more mouth-watering dishes.

In mathematics, we will continue to practise our multiplication tables to move towards our class target of passing the Olympic medal and achieving Times Table Rockstars times of under 4 seconds per question. We will deepen our maths understanding on fractions and decimals, solving two-step problems, co-ordinates and translations, multiples and factors, area of shapes and lines of symmetry.

Please support your child to complete their homework on the following websites: MyMaths, TTRockstars and Spelling Shed. If you feel they need extra support in mathematics, work with them to complete the additional lessons on MyMaths.

Keep encouraging them to check on Toppsta for the giveaways. There are some great new books to be won and the feeling of receiving a brand new book for free is well worth it.

Spring 1

Happy New Year!

The first week back to school will involve lots of singing and dancing practise as we prepare for Young Voices on the 10th January. It should be an exciting and memorable event.

This half term we will be learning about electricity. We will explore how circuits work and experiment with changing components.

In Religious Education we will learn about the importance of the Holy Trinity: The Father; The Son; The Holy Spirit.

In English, we will continue to practise spelling and will learn how to change sentences for a different impact. We will use the skills learnt to enter in to the BBC 500 words competition. Hopefully, we can create some original and creative stories to have a good chance at winning the competition!

The first half of the half term will see us practising our computing skills in enrichment before learning design and technology skills towards the end of the half term.

In mathematics, we will continue to practise our multiplication tables to move towards our class target of passing the Olympic medal and achieving Times Table Rockstars times of under 4 seconds per question.

If you haven’t already, sign up for Toppsta it’s great! It’s a website for children’s book reviews but there are weekly chances to win copies of brand new books. Quite a few of the class have already won a book this half term. https://toppsta.com/

Autumn Term 2

Our topic this half term will be on Rainforests. We will learn about human geography and physical geography in rainforests and also use maps and atlases to locate the rainforests of the world.
In science, we will be learning about animals. We will learn about teeth, the digestive system and food chains.
We will apply some of our art skills to learn about artists and designers.
The first half of the half term will see us practising our computing skills in enrichment before learning cooking skills towards the end of the half term.
If you haven’t already, sign up for Toppsta it’s great! It’s a website for children’s book reviews but there are weekly chances to win copies of brand new books. Quite a few of the class have already won a book this half term. https://toppsta.com/

Autumn Term 1

Welcome to Year 4! I hope you all had a great time over the holidays and are ready to learn new things. I am very excited to be teaching you all.
Things you need to know:
The teachers in Year 4 are Mr Booth and Mrs Fox (on Monday mornings). Mrs Blakeley will also be with us on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
PE will be on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays every week. Tuesdays will be outdoor PE in the first lesson in the morning so you will need an outdoor PE kit. Every third week we will also have PE on a Wednesday when we have Enhancement. Thursday’s PE session will be Enrichment time with Velocity.
On Tuesdays, we will continue to learn to play the recorder so bring your recorder in every Tuesday.
Homework will be set weekly and will consist of TT Rockstars, Spelling Shed and

MyMaths. A little and often approach is usually the best way for children to learn so encourage them to go on each homework website every day for 5 minutes each rather than once a week for half an hour.
You also need to be reading every day! Don’t forget reading does not have to just be your library book. As well as fiction stories, I like to read newspapers and I read online through the BBC Sport and BBC News apps too.

Year 4 Curriculum 2018-19

Year 4 curriculum 2017-18

Our class agreement

Treat Everyone and everything with respect.

Show respect to the person who is speaking.

Be kind and nice to everyone.

Be a good friend to everyone. If someone is sad cheer them up.

Always persevere to climb your own Mount Everest.

Treat people how you wish to be treated.

Be honest and trustworthy.

Believe in yourself and others.