Welcome to Year 4!
In Year 4 our class teacher is Mr Morris (KM) .
Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Holmes and Mrs Jackson.
If there are any problems or concerns please do not hesitate to come and see any one of us and we will do our best to put your child's (or your) worries and/or concerns at ease.
Please ensure your child brings their home school link book with them everyday. In order for them to get an extra play each week they must read at least 4 times.
Reading ANYTHING like a newspaper, magazine, restaurant menu or comic can count for 2 of these reads a week, as long as the other 2 are their school book!
Please make sure your child has a PE kit with them EVERY day, as extra opportunities for P.E related activities can arise at any time!
The Year 4 children will have the opportunity to go swimming once a week, for the majority of the year.
Please look out for letters with more details.
Homework will be given every Friday and will include spellings, times tables and an extra piece of work linked to our current learning in the classroom. Rewards will be given for homework that is completed, on time, to a good standard.
Extensions will only be given with advance notice, not on a Friday morning!
This half term our new topic will be Vikings.
In English we will be looking at Norse Mythology, including learning about Viking Gods and looking at Viking way of life.
Our Maths focus will be around Multiplication and Division and moving on to written methods, such as the grid method, to tackle those trickier questions!
Our Topic work will focus around what it was like to be a Viking, and exploring why they invaded other countries and what things they looked for in new lands.
Music will be based around BBC Sagas which tells Norse Myth tales through songs.
In Science, we will be looking at food chains, adaptation and how each of these can be affected by environmental changes.
THE WILD WEST
This half term our exciting first topic is WILD WEST. In our topic work we are going to be learning all about human and physical geography in North America including the different rivers that run through the continent. Through history, we will discover more about the history of Native Americans. In Science we are going to be learning all about sound. In computing lessons we are going to focus on using PowerPoint and how to email each other safely. Our art and DT will include designing and making dream catchers, totem poles and death masks.
Our English work will underpin the rest of our topic work. We shall be reading lots of texts about Native American myths and stories! In Mathematics we will be continuing to improve our Mental Maths skills and focusing on the properties of number.
We will also be doing follow up work related to our visit from Alex Miles, who will have led a Native American workshop and given us a chance to have a closer look at their culture.
To find out more about this half term please read our Newsletter: Newsletter Autumn 2019