Class Teacher – 4AJ
Class Teacher – 4AS
Year 4 News
Autumn Term – Tomb Raiders
Values: Hope and Peace
Throughout the Autumn term, we will travel back in time to Ancient Egypt to learn more about the achievements of this great civilization. We will learn about the Ancient Gods, how to mummify dead bodies, research the importance of the Scarab Beetle and learn about the role of the River Nile in Egyptian farming.
Spring Term – Secrets of the Saxons
Values: Respect and Forgiveness
Throughout the Spring term, we will experience life as an Anglo-Saxon and discover how their culture, society and beliefs have affected life in Britain. Children will study the geography of the United Kingdom, using maps and atlases. Children will explore crime and punishment during the Anglo-Saxon times and create their own Saxon homes, jewellery and shields.
Summer Term – Extreme Earth
Values: Community and Faith
Throughout the Summer term, we will be investigating the physical geography of our planet and learn about natural disasters. We will study volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and tornadoes. We will develop our knowledge of Italy and learn more about their cuisine and famous, influential artists.
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.
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 Doodletables and Doodlemaths.
In Year 4, children will be learning their spellings at school however if you would like to support your child at home, please see below to find out our spellings for the week.
Pioneer Residential – 18th-20th May 2020
Class 9 – Marley, Issy.
Class 10 – Lia, Bess and Leo.
Class 9 – TBD
Class 10 – TBD
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!