Welcome to Year 4
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Year group information
Welcome to Year 4! 2016 – 2017 is going to be an exciting academic year for teachers and children alike and we hope to bring you on our journey too.
Dates and events
Spelling Grid – This fortnights spellings (17.3.17-31.3.17)
Follow the link and download the guide to English grammatical terms – a helpful break down of technical vocabulary used in English lessons and homework.
Autumn Term – Tomb Raiders
Throughout the Autumn term, children will explore the life and times of Ancient Egyptians. Learning about how and why the Nile was so important and discovering the art of mummification! Alongside this, children will be given the opportunity to write creatively and take inspiration from stories such as The Scarab’s Secret and Egyptian Cinderella.
Spring Term – I’ve got a Golden Ticket!
Based around Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, children will be fully immersed in the story, linking it with learning about diet and nutrition and countries around the world. Children will be preparing and cooking a variety of savoury dishes applying their understanding of a healthy and varied diet in order to do so.
Summer Term – Invaders and Settlers
Vikings and Anglo-Saxons invade! We will be looking at where they settled and why, as well as the result of the Battle of Hastings. Alongside our history and geography based theme work, we will study the core curriculum subjects of English (including writing, reading and SPaG), Maths and science, as well as religion, a language (French), P.E. music, art & design and computing.
Complete P.E. kits should be in school every day. It is expected that children have:
White t-shirt / polo shirt
Black / navy blue shorts or training trousers
Appropriate sports shoes, e.g. trainers, daps, plimsolls etc.
Please ensure that each item of P.E. kit (and school uniform) is clearly named.
Homework is given out each Monday and consists of one piece of Maths homework, a grammar and punctuation task, and weekly spellings. This all needs to be returned the following Friday.
Spellings will be set fortnightly each Monday and tested the each Friday. The first
Friday will be a standard spelling test and the second will be a dictation. It is expected that children will practice their spellings at least 3 times per week and that this is logged in their homework books through their look, cover, write, check worksheets. It is also expected that children will write a given number of correctly punctuated and grammatically correct sentences using words from their weekly spellings.
An English task will be set each Monday. This should be returned by Friday of the following week.
An expectation of Year 4 is that children should read at least 3 times per week and that this is logged in their homework diaries (with a parent signature). We encourage children to read for pleasure in addition to their set reading homework.
9th September Year 4 Parent Information leaflet