Year 4 2022 - 2023
Autumn term in year 4
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, Mrs Mainwaring 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 'Ancient Greece'. Our history, design technology and geography topic will all have an Ancient Greece focus. We are going to be finding out about life at the time including how people lived their daily lives, the impact of the Ancient Greeks and what we can discover from sources of evidence.
In English this term, our texts are 'Gorilla' by Anthony Browne during the first half of term and 'Leon and the Place Inbetween' by Grahame Baker-Smith during the second half. As well as covering spelling and grammar skills, the children will have the chance to write in different genres including diaries, letters and stories.
In maths, we will be starting off with number and place value followed by addition and subtraction. During year 4, we strongly encourage the children to develop a sound knowledge of all the multiplication tables. 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 . The children will also have weekly Spanish, art and music lessons.
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.
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.
Multiplication Tables Check (MTC)
This is a national check that all year 4 pupils take part in during the summer term. 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 due course.
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 to contact us or, for something urgent, give the office a call.
Mrs Mowat, Mrs Donati and Mrs Kenyon
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