Welcome to Year 4
Our teachers are Miss Goswami in 4T, Mrs Jenkins and Mrs Everitt in 4L and Mr Murray in 4P . Miss Kavanagh and Mrs Maqsood work with us too.
Our topic this term is ‘The Vikings’ and a lot of our work will be based around this theme. In English we will be looking at William Shakespeare: his life as a playwright and his play ‘A Mid Summer Nights Dream’ In Maths we will be covering the topics Time, Decimals and Shape. As always, children’s times table knowledge will come in handy and by the end of the year children should be confident knowing up to 12 x 12. Our history, art and geography topics are all based on the Vikings. We can’t wait to get started! There will be a school trip this term to Pearlthorpe is based around being a Viking and will be on Tuesday 14th May and we will also be holding a Viking day in school (More info to follow after half term)
This half term the children will have PE on a Thursday afternoon and swimming on a Wednesday morning. Our PE session on Thursday 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. Swimming is on a Wednesday morning, children need their kit in school.
This term's Show & Tell theme is 'the Vikings'. We would love children to spend some time doing their own research about the Vikings. Children can make a poster, a powerpoint, tell a story or make a creation of their own! See the poster at the bottom of this page for more details. 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 Whole Class Reading takes place in school daily, it is important that your child reads a wide range of texts at home. Children should bring their reading books in a book bag and remember to change their reading books independently. .
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 times tables and can be played at any time throughout the week.
Maths homework is set via MyMaths each week when appropriate and is selected to reinforce classwork. A Spelling task or words to learn for a Spelling test is also sent home each Thursday after school. Children need to have their books in school each Thursday. Children also have their own password and user name for Spelling Shed to practise Year 4 Statutory words.
Please see the documents below detailing our curriculum.