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Welcome to year 4!
We hope that you and your children had an enjoyable summer break and we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you all to the start of the new term. We are keen to get back to teaching your children and hope that they are ready to learn!
The Autumn term is an important time for all pupils and we have some exciting learning in store for them all. Our Thematic Curriculum, which covers English, History, Geography,Art and DT is called FantaSEA and is focused on map work and key explorers in history.
In maths, we will be consolidating their learning from year 3 and focusing on place value and the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). There will be a big push on building speed and accuracy of recalling ALL times tables facts, in readiness for the Year 4 multiplication test in the Summer Term 2021.
In English alongside our daily spelling, vocabulary and grammar activities we will be exploring a range of different writing genres and producing high quality writing.
Throughout the term the children will have weekly spelling lessons in addition to their phonic spellings which will also be conducted on a weekly basis.
Pupils will remain in their classes for the majority of lessons, with the exception of phonics for which they will be ability set and may change teacher/classrooms.
Your child will continue to have their purple homework books to develop their creative skills as well consolidating their learning in the classroom at home.
Please continue to support your child’s reading at home as much as possible. We remind you that children’s books need to be in school every day. We would also encourage you to write a comment in their home/school diary, building their confidence and the link between home and school. Any extra practise at home is always welcome!
Your child will need to bring a games kit every Monday and Tuesday and it needs to be suitable for both indoor and outdoor activities.
Please ensure all uniform (including PE kit and pumps/trainers) is labelled with your child’s full name and class – there were plenty of PE clothes disposed of at the end of the Summer term and we are aware how expensive it is!
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
We have much to be excited about for the Autumn Term and we look forward to a term packed full of learning and progress.
Mrs Bains - Class 9
Miss Jackson- Class 10
Miss Cronin- teaching support.
We have really enjoyed having a professional cricket coach in Year 4 this term. We have learnt many skills that are needed for cricket. Most of all we have enjoyed working together as one big team!
In Science, Year 4 we have been exploring how materials can change state. We can describe the particles and how they move in a solid, liquid and a gas.
We've had lots of fun melting chocolate into a liquid and then reversing it back into a solid!
During our Science week, Year 4 focussed on human digestion. We explored the names and functions of the parts of the body involved in digestion but we needed to really understand how it worked . . . so we recreated our digestive systems using equipment found in most people’s houses. It was great, smelly, but great! Ask your child how digestions works and be prepared for all of the fascinating facts and delicious smell descriptions.
The Vikings are coming! We spent the day as Anglo-Saxon families preparing our food, sharpening our weapons and creating our clothes. During the afternoon we practised our warfare ready to defend our land from those vicious Viking invaders. We all had a great time and learned lots about Anglo-Saxon Britain and even used artefacts made by actual Anglo-Saxons all those years ago.
We had a glorious day learning about many animals and their habitats. After lunch we went exploring the farm land and found a wonderful adventure playground where we developed our climbing skills.
On Friday the 25th of May, Year 4 went for a visit to the Think Tank Science Museum in Birmingham. We visited around five different galleries in the museum as well as the Science Garden outside. As part of our visit we were able to see the wonderful animals and fossils in the Amazing Animals gallery and we also had a fantastic Amazing Animals workshop led by Rachel. In this workshop the children were able to touch and stroke various stuffed animals and see other fossils. At the end of the workshop we were able to classify the animals which linked to our learning in Science this term. All of the children agreed that it made for a wonderful day which really reinforced a lot of our learning in Science this year.