Welcome to our Year 4 Page
Our teachers are Mrs. Wilbourne and Miss Oakley.
We work very hard in our classes.
We always aim to try our best, and enjoy our learning.
This half term our topic is
In this topic, we will be learning about lots of things.
We will be studying poems which create an image. We will identify features within this poetry, and use them as a guide to writing our own poetry about Bonfire Night.
We will study instructions. We will learn the key features of this genre and we will be writing some Christmas instructions ourselves.
We will also be looking at Christmas stories from other cultures.
In addition, we will continue to learn a range of grammar conventions linked to Rainbow Grammar, and we will be applying these in our written work.
We will be studying a range of mathematical topics including time and data handling. We will practise the written methods of multiplication and division, and we will work on a variety of number problems.
We will also undertake daily practice of our times tables and counting skills.
We will be studying the unit of work 'Electricity'. This includes looking at electrical safety, constructing electrical circuits, and investigating conductors and insulators. We will also use our scientific learning to undertake a DT project (see below).
We will be continuing our French sessions, using the Rigolo teaching program to support our learning.
Art work will be linked to fireworks and will include the study of line, pattern, shape and space. We will be drawing with oil pastels and painting. We will also be designing a Christmas light up picture (linked with DT) and making Christmas cards.
Design and Technology
We will be undertaking a project to design and make a light-up Christmas picture.
We will be studying a range of religious celebrations. These will include Christmas (Christianity) and Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami and Holi (Hindu).
We will be studying Guy Fawkes and the reason for the Gunpowder Plot.
We will be learning, practising and performing Christmas carols and songs for our Christmas carol concert.
Getting on and falling out
We will be thinking about how to take a positive role within a group and how to work cooperatively in this situation. We will talk about respecting and accepting the view of others. We will discuss how we can use peaceful problem solving strategies to sort our difficulties.
Anti-bullying week will also fall in this half term - w/b 12th November.
More Information for Parents
Children will be given weekly lists of spellings to learn which will support the spelling patterns they are learning in class.
Mrs Wilbourne’s spellings will go out on a Monday, and will be tested on the following Monday.
Miss Oakley’s spellings will go out on a Friday, and will be tested on the following Friday.
Reading homework will be distributed on a Friday, and needs returning the following Wednesday.
Creative homework will be given out at the start of each half term, and will need returning by the date given on the activity sheet.
We encourage children to read at home regularly to support their progress at school. Reading records and books should be in school every day please. If your child reads at home, please sign their Reading Reward Sheet. Once your child has completed sixty reads, they can choose a free, brand-new book from school.
It would also be very beneficial to your child's learning, if they could regularly practise their times tables and quick mental maths activities.
We appreciate you supporting your child with their homework, and ensuring it is completed appropriately.
P.E and Swimming
Children are expected to wear the correct school uniform, including appropriate footwear.
P.E. kits should consist of: white t-shirt, black shorts, a long sleeve jumper, long sports trousers and plimsolls or trainers.
Please name all of your child’s property.
P.E. day for both Year 4 classes is Wednesday.
We will endeavour to go outside and do P.E. even in cold weather.
Please ensure your children have their PE kit in school on these days, and that earrings are removed. Thank you.
Swimming will be commencing on Monday 21st September. All children will be swimming this year.
If you do not wish your child to take part in P.E. lessons for any reason, please send a note into school, or speak to your child's class teacher.
Please call in to see us if you have any concerns about your child.
We are looking forward to a fantastic year of happy learning!
Thank you for your continuous support and cooperation.
Below are some websites you might like to visit.
They will support the work we are doing this half term.