Year 4 Classes
Year 4 Teaching Staff
Year 4 comprises St Martha - Mrs Ash and St Andrew - Miss Whalley
In the Autumn time we will be learning:
Throughout the Autumn term, Year 4 Maths will comprise of place value, addition and subtraction, length and perimeter and multiplication and division.
In English, they will by writing a story based on the Disney animation, ‘Feast’ and a traditional tale based on ‘Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp’. Our guided reading texts for this term are Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and My Dad’s a Birdman.
In Science, children will learn about living things and their habitats in the first half term, which will involve exploring different vertebrates and invertebrates in detail. They will also write a newspaper report linked to “The Creature”! In the second half term, children will learn about states of matter.
In Religious Education, Year 4 are considering the question ‘What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?’. We will also have the opportunity to visit Wellingborough mandir to explore the Hindu faith first hand. Children will also spend a day looking at the Christmas story and diving deep into this important event in the Christian calendar.
Our History topic this term is the Anglo Saxons! Children will learn all about their arrival in Britain, their housing and lifestyle, and we will also visit West Stow, an Anglo Saxon village, to bring our learning to life.
In Geography, we will be learning all about rivers and studying some from around the UK and the world as part of this. We will also be introduced to the terms longitude and latitude.
In PE, Year 4 will be learning and applying the key skills of dribbling, passing and shooting in Basketball. In the second half term, they will focus on key Gymnastic skills, both with and without apparatus. They will also continue to work on their agility, balance and coordination skills in a range of game contexts using Real PE. The focus will be on the Personal and Social cogs.
Our Music lessons this term focus on combining elements to make music. Children will also be introduced to the term ‘time signatures’, learning how to tap the pulse to pieces of music with a variety of time signatures.
The PHSE topics this term are ‘Being Me in My World’ and ‘Celebrating Difference’.
In French, children will learn how to present themselves and discuss their families. They will read, write and speak French to help them to learn the key vocabulary.
Art and Design
In Art, children will be focusing on the skills of drawing and painting as well as printmaking. In DT, we will be looking at mechanical systems, specifically pneumatics.
Reading at Home:
All children are expected to read regularly every week to an adult and have it signed in their planner by an adult at home. Every five reads earns a merit. When they have read 25 times, they will receive a golden ticket which will be placed in a prize draw at the end of each half term..
Could you please ensure that your child brings their home/school planner in to school every day. Please feel free to write any comments in it.
Every Friday your child will bring their planner home which will have been signed by their teacher. This should be countersigned by the parent/carer and returned to school again on Monday morning. Children will receive a merit for planners that have been signed when returned on Monday.
Our Classroom Rules:
- Be respectful.
- Maintain a clean learning environment.
- Follow any teachers’ directions the first time.
- Take responsibility for yourself.