Welcome to Year 4
It is great to see everyone back in school and settling into their new Year 4 class.
4R - Miss Hunt
4G -Mrs Waters
4B - Miss Bartram
TA's: Mrs Warburton, Mrs Abberley and Miss Jesson
Our focus text we will be reading is 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. In writing lessons we will look at the techniques he uses to engage a reader and try to include these in our own writing. During this half term we will develop our written skills and understanding of vocabulary from this text.
In the second half term, we will be working on a text 'War Game' by Michael Foreman. Our art work will be linked to this and we will create images with different moods and feelings. There will be a home research project linked to this topic.
This term we will be reviewing your children's understanding of place value and written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be counting daily in 10's, 25's, 50's and 100's to build fluency and confidence with the number system. Any missed learning from Year 3 will be included into lessons.
During this term, we will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians. We will take a trip to the Pyramids of Giza, using the Google Expedition headsets. Children will develop further understanding of chronology and learn about famous figures from the past such as Howard Carter. We will explore Tutankhamen's tomb and his chamber of treasure. During computing lessons, children will use blogs to research mummification and the afterlife. In Science, children will be learning about changes of state: melting, freezing, evaporating and condensing.
Swimming will not take place until further notice. Instead, children will have two outdoor games sessions each week on the field. We will be improving our running and jumping skills through a range of athletics activities. Please make sure that your child bring outdoor kits on Thursday's and Friday's. Please ensure they have a waterproof coat and warm clothing as it will begin to get colder as we approach winter.
All earrings must be removed for PE for safety reasons.
Your child will have been invited by their class teacher to a new google classroom. They must accept the invitation to access homework. Homework will now be paperless.If you have problems accessing this please inform your child's teacher by email. Please support and encourage your child to complete this to support their learning in the classroom.
Links to online learning
Username: student27621 Password: coding
Education City: https://ec1.educationcity.com/user_management/index/
Reading at home
In addition to this, children are also expected to read frequently at home (three times a week or more). Reading to your child is of equal importance, so if you have time please give this a try. It is helpful to ask your child about unknown words and check their understanding by asking a few questions when reading with them.
Maths at home
To help your child with their maths, please can you encourage them to regularly practise their times tables and number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 orally. There are lots of great online games to help with this, our favourite is called ttrockstars . Your child will have a password for this, so please get in touch if they have lost it.
Here is the Year 3 & 4 statutory word list in the National Curriculum. We will be working on reading and spelling these words throughout the year. Please don't try to learn them all at once, choose 5 a week to focus on so it is manageable.
Year 4 Team