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.
In History we will be finding out about the Anglo-Saxons and comparing them to the Vikings and in Science we will be learning about electricity. Our English will be initially be centred on the poems of Valerie Bloom but will also include some information and persuasive writing.
In Mathematics we will be revisiting place value and methods for addition and subtraction but will be focusing mainly on multiplication, division and fractions. It is vital that you continue to practise your times tables regularly as this will help greatly with the learning we will be doing this half term.
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.
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.
On Tuesday 9th October, we were lucky enough to take part in a 'river study' on the River Ems. This included a tour of Brook Meadow, along the River Ems, and back to Brook Meadow for a picnic lunch. We had so much fun sketching our surroundings, spotting changes to the environment and having a splash in the water. Here are some of the pictures of our day.
The Year 4 team