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Year 4

                                                     Hello and welcome to the Year 4 webpage.

For this academic year the teaching team for Year 4 are:


Teachers: Mrs Talley (Zebras) and Miss Swainson (Elephants)

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Baldwin, Miss Bryant and Miss Knowles

Below you will find some basic information about Year 4 but please do not hesitate to come and see us if you have any further questions.

Our main topic this half term is ‘Rivers’. As part of this topic we will be reading Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibottson and Moon Man by Tomi Ungerer as well as using a range of non-fiction texts to find out about rivers and the water cycle. We will be learning about some UK rivers as well as rivers from other parts of the world and using this to help us understand where our water comes from. This work also links to our science learning which will include investigating states of matter and finding out about the water cycle. In Maths we will be focusing on place value and addition and subtraction for this first half term. It would also be great if the children could continue practising their times tables as we will be working on this in class too.

Our homework will usually be linked to our main topic and will be given out during the first week of the half term. The homework is designed to be on-going throughout the half term and will include a reading task, a writing task, a maths task and at least one task that involves making/drawing/creating something for a class display. Children should aim to select and complete at least one piece of homework each week and should have completed at least 5 pieces by the end of the half term. In addition to this there will be weekly spellings to be practised at home. Sometimes, there might be a specific task that needs to be completed ready for a particular day/week, but in this case we will send a separate sheet home. Homework is a very useful way for you to keep in touch with what we are teaching in school. It also allows the children to practise skills we have covered in class and we appreciate your support in helping your child to complete this important learning at home on a regular basis.

Click here to see a copy of the home learning.

Please make sure your child brings their reading book into school every day and that they are reading regularly at home. The children will be given an opportunity to visit our school library at least once a week, during which time they will be able to select one free-reading book of their choice. We will read daily in class and there will be opportunities for independent reading throughout the day.

Our PE days this year will be Wednesday and Friday. However please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school every day as there may be occasions when our PE slot may need to be changed at short notice. Girls will need to have long hair tied back and earrings must be removed or covered with tape for PE.

Many thanks,

The Year 4 team