Welcome to Year 4
Our teachers are Mrs Jenkins and Mrs Everitt in 4L, Mr Murray in 4P and Miss Goswami 4T. Miss Kavanagh and Mrs Maqsood work with us too.
This term our topic is Digging Up the Past. In the first half term we will look at a range of stories, poems and songs, all linked to the Harvest Festival. In science we will be learning about the digestive system and the human body. In geography, we are learning how to read maps and learning about food from different countries. Later this term, we will be learning all about Ancient Egypt. Please see the overview below for more details.
This half term the children will have PE on a Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning. One session will be outside (weather permitting). Please make sure your child has the correct kits for these sessions in school, including trainers. It would also be very helpful if each item of kit was labelled with their name. Unless this gets very dirty, we will send kit home at the end of each half term. This term's Show & Tell theme is 'My Hobbies'. We would love to hear about your hobbies outside school. Make us a poster and bring in any props related to your hobby. You can also bring in a memory stick to pass on to the class teacher. The Show & Tell rota will be available in the classroom and your child will know the week they will give their talk. Your Show & Tell should last no more than 5 minutes. Please practise at home and we look forward to hearing from you!
Reading, Homework and Spellings
Although guided reading takes place in school regularly, it is important that your child reads a wide range of texts at home. Children should bring their reading books in a book bag to school each day, along with their Year 4 planner which can be filled in by you regularly. Children can change their reading books at any time, and are free to borrow reading books from the classroom.
By the end of year 4 your child should know all their times tables up to 12 x 12. Regular practise is the key to success! Below is a list of useful websites for supporting your child with this along with other links for reinforcing other aspects of maths covered this term. Each child also has their own account set up on timestables rockstars. This is a fun way to practice the timestables and can be played at any time throughout the week.
Maths homework is set via MyMaths every Wednesday and is selected to reinforce classwork. Once a half term your child will be set an additional piece of homework in their homework book. Please encourage your child to complete their homework on time.
Please see the documents below detailing our curriculum.