Year 4 2022 - 2023
Summer term year 4
Welcome back to summer term in year 4. We are very excited for the coming half term which includes lots of exciting learning and a fantastic visit from Zoo Lab!
In Year 4, the teachers are Mrs Donati and Mrs Kenyon (who share the week between them in one class) and Mrs Mowat who teaches in the other year 4 class.
Our fantastic teaching assistants (Miss Marsh and Mrs Rustage) support learning throughout year 4.
We also have a class pet! He is a bearded dragon who is based in one of the year 4 rooms and he is very friendly!
This term our topic is 'The Rainforest'. Our topic work and design technology will be linked, where relevant, to this topic. We are going to be finding out about why about the location and life of the world's rainforests and what dangers they face today. An exciting visit from Zoo Lab will help the children discover more about some of the exotic animals and insects of the rainforests.
In English this half term, our texts are 'Where the forest meets the sea' by Jeannie Baker and 'Rainforests in 30 seconds' by Jen Green and Stephanie Murphy. In guided reading, we will be looking at a text called 'Fantastically Great Women'. As well as covering spelling and grammar skills, the children will have the chance to write in different genres including recounts, descriptions and non-chronoligical reports
In maths, we will be continuing with fractions, decimals and money followed by geometry and time. During year 4, we strongly encourage the children to develop a sound knowledge of all the multiplication tables as all pupils in year 4 take part in the national multiplication check during the summer term (see below for more information). Please support your child/children by using their Times Tables Rockstars login. There are additional ideas to support the learning of the multiplication tables in the files section of this page.
During our science lessons, we will be learning about animals including humans. The children will also have weekly Spanish, art and music lessons in which they learn to play the Ukelele.
PE will take place on a Monday and Friday. For both days, children will need to come to school dressed in their PE kit and will not need to bring anything else to get changed into as they will go home in their PE kit.
Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)
This is a national check that all year 4 pupils take part in during the summer term. This will be commecing during school time and begin the week of the 5th June. In school, we will be working on the fluency and quick recall of all the multiplication tables to 12 x 12. We ask that you do all you can to support your child/children with the fluency of their multiplcation tables in order to support them with this check. We will be holding a meeting about this to give you more information and a date will be sent out to you in the next few days.
In year 4, we value and promote a love of reading which we hope captures the children's imaginations. We read exciting texts as part of our English work, guided reading and also at the end of the school day. We know the week can be busy but we would ask that you try and read with your child as many nights a week as you can. Once they have read, we ask that you log the book and page number using the GoRead app. Children will have the opportunity at given times during the week to select a new book from the library which they can read for pleasure or share with an adult at home.
Keeping in touch
This website is updated regularly so keep checking for updates and photos showing what we have been up to! Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or queries. We will aim to check our email each day between 8am and 5pm.
Please use the Y4 email address below to contact us or, for something urgent, give the office a call.
Mrs Kenyon, Mrs Donati and Mrs Mowat
Files to Download
Year 4: News items
Year 4: Blog items
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Year 4: Display work items
Easter Bonnet Parade, by Mrs Wood
Roman day, by Mrs Kenyon
Science week in year 4, by Mrs Kenyon
Year 4: Events items
Year 4 times table check, by Mrs Bennett