Welcome to Year 4! Year 4 will be in Herons and taught by Mr Feaster with Miss Thomas as TA. We will also work with lots of other adults. This year pupils will be enjoying all sorts of learning; current topics such as coding and human impact on the environment as well as classics such as Ancient Egypt and The Victorians.
How can I help at home?
Children will be given homework to complete most Fridays that will normally be expected back on the following Wednesdays. Homework will normally follow the theme of the week’s lessons, normally with an example for you to help. Please also practice spellings and times tables (Children will be given words from the y4 curriculum for spellings and are expected to know up to 12x12 by the end of the year). Children should read three times a week to earn their reading star. Children can borrow books from school but we also encourage reading a variety of texts such as newspapers and poems.
As part of children’s health and wellbeing it is also important that they have their PE kits in school. PE lessons will be on Monday and either Tuesday or Wednesday.
In maths we will be revising old skills as well as learning new ones such as; the four operations (x, ÷, + and -) and how they link together, shape and measure, negative number, Roman Numerals and fractions.
A big push in year 4 is on times tables up to 12x12.In terms 3 and 4 we had a visit from Bristol Rugby who carried out the Aviva Tackling Numbers programme. We had great fun learning all the different ways that maths can be used in rugby. These include calculating scores, designing stadiums and collecting data on players.
In term 1 we learn about Victorians and in particular the lives of children during this era. A trip to Hooke Court Camp allows children to experience this first hand! As well as this, we have compared Victorian homes, looked how the Industrial Revolution impacted towns and cities and studied the life of Queen Victoria.
In term 4 we will be studying the Ancient Egyptians, specifically looking at hieroglyphics, the mummification process and how the Egyptians believed in an afterlife.
In geography during term 2 we look at schools around the world. We will study all the continents and find them on a map. It is interesting to compare schools from so many different places to our own.
In term 3 we look at the topic: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. We will be looking at how waste products can be used again and how we can reduce the amount of waste we produce. As well as that we will be going on a trip to Carymoor landfill!
Other topicsWe will also look at lots of other subjects; RE, PSHE, PE, Computing, French, Art and Design. We do lots of different learning ranging from Hinduism to making Modroc Canopic Jars.
To see what we have been doing visit our blog page!