Miss Davis
Class Teacher – 4SD

Miss Jaryczewski
Class Teacher – 4TJ

Mrs Spry
PPA Cover Teacher

Mrs Pawley
PPA Cover Teacher

Miss Lewis 
LSA

Mrs Tonkin
LSA

Mrs Ley
LSA

Autumn Term – Extreme Earth

Values: Peace and Hope

Throughout the Autumn term, children will investigate the physical geography of our planet, focussing on: volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. To complement this learning, we will focus our studies on Italy and learn more about Europe, healthy eating and influential artists.

Spring Term – Secrets of the Saxons

Values: Respect and Forgiveness

Throughout the Spring term, children will experience life as an Anglo-Saxon and discover how their culture, society and beliefs affected life in Britain. Children will study the geography of the United Kingdom, using maps and atlases. Children will also explore the topography of the land and use modelling techniques to create sculptures of Anglo-Saxon villages.

Summer Term – Tomb Raiders

Values: Community and Faith

Throughout the Summer term, children will travel back in time to Ancient Egypt to learn more about the achievements of this great civilisation. Children will use maps and atlases to study the location of countries and begin to explore what different regions of the world are like.

Class 9 – Chloe G

Class 10 – Gonzalo PP & Alfie R

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Weekly Spellings

In Year 4, children will be learning their spellings at school so will no longer be taking spellings home to practice. Children will participate in Spellings Workshops four times each week and will work in groups that provide an appropriate level of challenge for them. Teaching of spellings and spelling patterns will follow a pattern of: Teach; Practice; Apply; Test. If you have any questions about this new approach to spellings, please see a member of the Year 4 teaching team.

Home Learning in Year 4


Maths – each week children will be required to complete a short series of Maths problems that encourage them to use a variety of their Maths skills. When completing Maths tasks, children should be encouraged to show their workings.
Maths home learning will be set on a Friday and due on a Wednesday.


English – each week children will be required to read a short text and answer questions about the text that show their understanding and develop their comprehension skills. When completing English tasks, children should be encouraged write in full sentences.
English home learning will be set on a Wednesday and due on a Monday.


Reading – children should be encouraged to read as many times as possible per week, with a minimum requirement of at least 3 times per week. Please ensure that this is logged on their reading records. *Further information about our new and exciting approach to reading at school will be released soon!*


Times Tables – it is expected that children practice their times tables as often as possible and we would encourage the use of tablet apps and games to assist with this, especially DoodleMaths.

Important Dates

2018
Friday 9th March – Year 4 Visit to Bishops Wood
Friday 23rd March – Year 4 TJ Class Assembly
Tuesday 27th March – Parents Evening
Wednesday 28th March – Parents Evening
Thursday 29th March – KS2 Celebration Assembly @ 9.15am
Thursday 29th March – End of Term @ 2.30pm
Monday 16th April – Term Begins
Friday 27th April – Year 4 SD Class Assembly
Monday 21st May – Wednesday 23rd May – Pioneer Residential Visit
Friday 25th May – End of Half Term
Monday 28th May – Friday 1st June – Half Term

House Point Total – 19th January 2018

963

House Point Total – 19th February 2018

1,805

Class 9 – Billy D-G

Class 10 – Oli W

 

Class 9 – Ollie S

Class 10 – Alfie R

Useful Websites / Apps

In Year 4, there are lots of websites / apps that we use to support and extend the children’s learning. The list below is not exhaustive, but does include some of the websites and apps that we use on a regular basis. 

Are there websites or apps that your children enjoy using and that you use at home to support your child’s learning? Please let us know as we are always on the lookout for new sources of inspiration to support your children!

Year 4 News