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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

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Baldwin, Miss Rough


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 ‘Vikings’. We will be investigating the question ‘Vikings: Raiders or Traders?’ by looking at how different sources tell a different version of historical events and questioning the reliability of each source. As part of this topic we will also be reading Viking Boy by Tony Bradman and using this text as an inspiration for story writing, script writing and non-fiction writing such as non-chronological reports and instructions. In Maths we will be focusing mainly on multiplication, division and fractions.

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 Tuesday and Thursday. 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.

The children have all made a fantastic start to Year 4 and we are looking forward to seeing them continue to work as hard in the run up to Christmas. Please feel free to catch us before or after school with any queries you might have. However if you need to speak to us in more detail, or wish to do so more privately, please make an appointment through the school office as it won’t always be possible to have lengthy conversations, particularly before school, when we will be working with the children as soon as they come in.

Many thanks,

The Year 4 team