Welcome to Year 4!
In Year 4 our class teacher is Mrs Webb (MW) .
Our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Holmes and Mrs Jackson.
The Silly Squad Summer Reading Challenge 2020
The Summer Reading Challenge is an annual event delivered by public libraries across the UK. Produced by the Reading Agency, it is designed to encourage children aged 4-11 years continue their reading during the summer holiday break from school and discover the adventures that can be had with reading for pleasure.
This year, due to the impact of COVID-19, Silly Squad, Summer Reading Challenge 2020 will be delivered online from June to September and will celebrate funny books, happiness and laughter.
How to sign up
Children can join The Silly Squad online from Friday 5 June 2020 when it officially launches nationally. Simply visit the Silly Squad website (opens in a new window) to register.
Please find below weekly activities for you to complete:
If there are any problems or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us using our new email address : email@example.com
One of us and we will do our best to put your child's (or your) worries and/or concerns at ease.
Remember you can find useful ideas here:
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!
Message from Mrs Betteridge!
Please remember you have access at home to the learning platform Purple Mash, where you will find a range of apps to support learning across the curriculum. There are many opportunities to be creative, so log in and have some fun! Children can also continue working on 2Code- from the levels they had reached in class. You will find the log in credentials in the children's Home/School books.
Children may also like to practise their coding skills on the Scratch website.
Spring Two - Chocolate
In the coming weeks we will be looking at Chocolate as our new topic!!!!
In English, we will be looking at Charlie and the Chocolate factory, and creating stories around it! We will also be finding out about the chocolate making process, bean all the way to bar!
In Maths, we will be continuing with fractions and linking them to decimals. This will also include looking at money!
Topic will focus on the countries around the world that grow Cacao and exploring what these countries are like. We will also be teaching the children about fair trade!
Our Science topic, will be teaching the children about keeping their teeth healthy and how our teeth differ to other animals!
We also have the very exciting Chocolate event at the end of the half term. where your children will be taste testing, designing, making, boxing and selling their very own chocolate! Keep your eyes open for a letter with all the information closer to the date!
This half term our new topic will be all about Ancient Egypt.
In English, we will be writing a diary from the POV of the great Howard Carter during his discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb, we will also be writing an explanation text on how to build a pyramid!
In Maths, we will be finishing our work on Multiplication and Division and moving on to Fractions and Measurement!
Our Topic work will focus around what it was like to be an Egyptian, a timeline of the key events in Egyptian history, Egyptian beliefs and locating Egypt and it's key landmarks on a map.
Music this half term will be an opportunity for your child to learn an instrument, as we will be learning the basic skills to play a recorder.
In Science, we will be investigating the different states of matter (solid, liquids and gases); identifying these and developing an understanding of how we can change the state in which an item is in through heating and cooling! e.g. ice - water - water vapor. This will then help the children to understand the Water Cycle in greater detail.
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