Welcome to Year 4’s homepage!

Year 4 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 history topics across the year such as Ancient Greece, the Romans, and Shakespearean London, as well as celebrating Black History Month. Year 4 will also learn about the rivers, earthquakes, and volcanoes in geography lessons. In science, we will investigate living things and their habitats, humans, sounds, electricity and states of matter.

We will also have a big focus on times tables in Year 4!  Over the year, the children will work on improving their fluency and confidence in recalling multiplication facts up to 12 x 12.  Please help them to practise these at home on Times Tables Rock stars.

Please make sure that children are reading every day at home. Reading records will need to be brought in on Monday and Thursday so they can be checked. All records must be returned on those dates with a comment in the log books. Homework will be set on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday.

Thank you for your support with reading and learning at home.

Have a look at our class blog to see what we have been learning.

Year Four Team!

Class Teacher: Ms Risby
Teaching Assistant:  Ms Hall

Timetable

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Reading folder to be brought in. Homework due in.

Swimming kit to be brought in.

Reading folder to be brought in.

Instruments and music folders brought in for class band.

Spelling test

Homework given out.

Autumn 1

This half term, Year 4 will write emotional letters and adventure narratives with Ancient Greek settings, inspired by The Adventures of Odysseus. We will explore how to capture our reader’s attention and choose ambitious language for effect.

In maths, we will revise our understanding of place value, building on the 3-digit numbers we worked on in Year 3 to learn about 4-digit numbers. We will represent 4-digit numbers in different ways, partition them, order and compare them. We will also practise key skills such as rounding to the nearest 10 and 100 and learn Roman Numerals. We will also develop our understanding of addition and subtraction, using both mental and written methods.

This half term, Year 4’s history topic is Ancient Greeks and we will be answering the big question: How did the Ancient Greeks shape our modern democracy? We will be using a range of sources and artefacts to build a broader picture of the Ancient Greece, its impact on Britain and continued legacy and influence today. For the last two weeks, we will be studying the legacy of the Empire Windrush as part of our Black History Month focus.

In science, our focus is ‘Living things and their habitats’.  We will be identifying and classifying a variety of living things in our local and wider environment