Year 4 2023 - 2024
Autumn Year 4
Welcome to Year 4. We are very excited for the coming term which includes lots of exciting learning.
In Year 4, the teachers are Mrs Wharton and Mrs Richardson and our fantastic teaching assistants Miss Jones, Mr Higham and Mrs Oakes support learning throughout year 4.
This term our topic is 'Ancient Greece'. Our topic work and design technology will be linked, where relevant, to this topic. We will be organising an 'Ancient Greeks' day so have a think how you might dress up!
In English this term, our texts are 'Gorilla' by Anthony Browne and 'Leon and the Place Between' by Grahame Baker-Smith and Angela McAllister. During guided reading lessons, we will be looking at two texts called 'AWorld Full of Animal Stories' and 'The Train to Impossible Places. 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 starting the year with place value and addition and subtraction followed by multiplication and division. 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 electricity. The children will also have weekly Spanish, art and music lessons in which they will 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 3rd 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.
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 Boom 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 Wharton & Mrs Richardson
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