Welcome to Year Four’s Homepage! Year Four is an exciting year in which the children will continue to develop their independence in learning, both at home and school. We will focus on a variety of topics across the year such as the Romans, the Ancient Egyptians and Shakespeare as well as celebrating Black History Month and the Global Goals.
Please remember to sign your child’s reading record at least 3 times a week to show that they are reading at home. Thank you.
Year Four Team!
Class Teacher: Miss Robey
Teaching Assistant: Ms Clayton
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Children have made a brilliant start on their home learning so far. Parents and carers, thank you so much for your unwavering support with this. It is so greatly appreciated.
We have begun immersing ourselves in our first focus text, Arthur and the Golden Rope. We will be using extracts from a new text each week as a stimulus for our writing. Children will be doing a range of reading and writing activities based on these texts, such as character descriptions, speech between characters, letters and much, much more. You may find that your children would like to read the rest of the story. The details of each book are below and most are available via Kindle too.
In Maths, we will be continuing our work on fractions. We will be consolidating our understanding of equivalent fractions and simplifying fractions before moving to more complex problems involving addition, subtraction and finding fractions of quantities. We will then use our knowledge of fractions to help us tackle decimals!
In Science, we will be learning about the ways we can classify living things. We’ll be interpreting and, eventually, creating our own classification keys. This will provide ample opportunity to integrate a bit of Science into your daily walk- lots of suggestions will be provided as we work through this topic, from leaf collecting to bug observing!
In RE, we will be learning about what it means to be a Buddhist. We will aim to understand the key beliefs and practices which underpin life as a Buddhist, comparing it with our existing knowledge and understanding of other religions.
Our Christian value this half term is Compassion.
In History, we will be delving into a brand new topic: Ancient Egypt! Children will be learning about life in Ancient Egypt, pharaohs, mummification, the importance of the Nile and the ethics of archaeology. You could even take a virtual school trip with your child: https://blog.britishmuseum.org/how-to-explore-the-british-museum-from-home/.
Our Art this half term will focus on developing a range of skills, from animation to drawing. We will also be studying animation in Computing, where we will experiment with using a range of tools to create our own Stop-Motion animations inspired by Wallace and Gromit.
Important dates for Year 4 in Summer