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Year 4

 

Hello!

Welcome to our Year 4 Page

Our teachers are Mrs. Wilbourne and Miss Beighton.

We work very hard in our classes.

We always aim to try our best, and enjoy our learning.

 

 

SUMMER 1

This half term our topic is 

 


Ancient Greece

 

 

In this topic, we will be learning about lots of things.

 

 

 

History

We will be learning about Ancient Greece. We will be comparing Greece now, to Greece thousands of years ago. We will finding out what life was like for the Ancient Greek people, studying areas such as lifestyle, music, leisure, religion, war and work.

 

English
We will be looking at narrative in the form of Greek myths and legends. We will then write our own Greek myth.

We will also be studying the features of letters, and after studying Aesop's Fables, we will be undertaking some letter writing connected to a story. 

We will continue to learn a range of grammar conventions linked to Rainbow Grammar, and will apply these in our written work.

 

Maths

We will be studying a variety of numerical topics including problem solving using written methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, time, shape, decimals and position and movement. We will also continue with our daily CLIC sessions, practising our counting, multiplication tables and mental methods of calculation.

 

Science

In science we will studying the topic of 'Teeth and Eating'. Through this work, we will be investigating different types of teeth and their uses. We will also study parts of a tooth and learn how to keep teeth healthy. We will look at the digestive system and find out about food chains.

 

Art

We will study the different styles of Greek vase and how they were made. We will look at the art work depicted on these vases and what it tells us about life in those times. We will then create our own Greek vases using clay and/or we will design and paint our own Greek plates.

 

R.E.

In R.E. we will be continuing to study the religion of Christianity through the unit of work ' Important People in the Bible'. We will be looking at some more principal characters from the Bible e.g. Noah, Samson, Daniel and Joseph, and will be undertaking a range of activities linked to their stories.


Music

We will read the Greek myth of Orpheus in the Underworld. We will then listen to the music Orpheus in the Underworld by Offenbach. We will study features of this work, and then we will compose and perform our own music in order to enchant a Goddess.

 

 

P.H.S.E.

Relationships

In this unit of work we will be thinking about how we should take responsibility for our own actions and our own choices. We will be talking about feelings, especially those of guilt and sadness and how they might affect us. We will be understanding how important it is that we consider the feelings of others.

 

We will also be discussing stereo-typing and the impact that it might have on society and individuals.

 

P.E.
Indoor games and dance

Outdoor games - netball, cricket, rounders and athletics

P.E. days for 4SW are Mondays and Wednesdays.

P.E. days for 4RB are Wednesdays and Fridays.

 

 

 

 

 

More Information for Parents

 

Homework

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 Beighton’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. days for 4SW are Mondays and Wednesdays.

P.E. days for 4RB are Wednesdays and Fridays.

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 has now finished for 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.
Thank you.

 

 

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.

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