Welcome to Year 4!
We have an exciting Summer term ahead!
The adults in class 4 are Mrs Ncube and Mrs Ford.
PE days are every Tuesday and Thursday and children are asked to come in PE kits. It is advised that jewellery and watches stay at home and any long hair should be tied back.
Homework will be set every Friday, to be checked the following Thursday, and this will consist of activities from mathletics, and spellings.
As you are probably aware, the government recently created a times table check at the end of year 4. To prepare the children for this, please encourage the children to regularly practise their tables. This can be done using the websites below:
North and South America
This term, we continue to explore Decimals and then we will move on to Measurement (Money, Time). Class 4 will further look at Statistics and Geometry (Properties of shape, Position and Direction). The following websites will help consolidate children's learning:
In our English lessons, we will be exploring Poetry (free verse and descriptive poems). We will then further study the composing of play scripts and get the opportunity to act out our creations. Children will explore North American Indian Myths and eventually make diary entries. The following websites will support children's learning:
Our class read for this term is Born to Run by Michael Morpurgo, which we will delve into, at least three times a week. Parents/ Carers are encouraged to read with children for at least 5 minutes a day, 5 times a week. Children can explore/read any suitable material that is acceptable. For example: Books from home, comic strips, cookery books, board game instructions, web pages etc. These are free reading websites that children can access from Ipads, phones etc:
The class 4 scientists will investigate how temperature affects different materials, how the water cycle works, and what to consider when putting the washing out to dry! The following is a site with a range of games to support science learning:
The children will endeavour to create their own Hollywood blockbuster, which will develop their teamwork skills and confidence. The following sites will support the children's computing experience:
Having looked at Christianity the last term, we will be exploring the Muslim religion and what they believe about God.
Humanities (History and Geography)
In our History lessons, we will explore the world of the Mayans and investigate the landscape across America, in Geography.
Art and DT
Children will study the artist, Andy Warhol and create their very own Pop Art. Henry Ford will be used as an inspiration to create a working car in Design and Technology.
The game of Rounders will be tackled in our PE lessons and the children will also get the opportunity to attend swimming lessons.
In the PSHE lessons, children will explore 'relationships' and 'changing me' topics.