Welcome to Year 4
Mrs Cooper, Mrs McRae and Mrs Plumley look forward to working with the children in this class this year.
PE: Year 4 P.E. days will be on a Monday and Thursday this term. Please make sure the children have their full kit with them on these day (including tracksuit bottoms and trainers for the autumn term). However, children need a full PE kit from Monday to Friday in case we do an extra lesson or activity.
Our Topic for the autumn term is The Romans.
Please take the time to read the Curriculum Newsletter for the term.
There is a list of 100 titles that have been suggested that children might read before the end of Year 4. Every child is encouraged to read at least one of these books each half term. For every book the child reads, they will be given a lucky reading ticket to go into a draw. At the end of each half term, there will be a prize draw. Children can read books independently or with an adult (or a combination). It is important that all children enjoy a wide range of books, even if they are unable to read them completely independently.
During this year, the children will learn new spelling patterns as well as revise ones already taught. New spellings will be sent home on a Thursday for a test on the following Tuesday. In addition to this there is a list of National Curriculum words that the children will be required to spell by the end of Year 4. Do encourage your children to learn spellings throughout the week.
Year 4 Science Week
We spent a week investigating the Digestive System. Our practical lesson, helped us to picture what goes on inside our bodies every time we eat something. We also learned about the functions of different teeth. Just to make sure we are brushing them correctly, we also used disclosing tablets. This helped to show us which bits we missed when brushing our teeth.
Many children completed some fantastic projects for their Topic Homework. They enjoyed presenting their work to the class and answering questions about it. Here is a sample of some of their work. More photos to follow.
HOME LEARNING PROJECT - AUTUMN 2
This term the children are invited to complete a project in their own time and at their own pace, which they can present to the rest of the class towards the end of the half term.
When the Romans settled in Britain they built roads, forts, towns, villas, bridges and aqueducts. There is still much evidence of this to see. For this half term’s project, choose one such place to research.
There are so many to choose from. The following website claims to list them all so it is a perfect place to start your research.
You can choose how to present your findings.
(Try to do something different to the last project.)
Here are some ideas:
v a poster
v a booklet
v a model
v a visitor guide
v a plan or drawing
v an information leaflet
Your work will need to be of a high quality. Take care with your presentation.
Towards the end of term you will present your work to the class.
Throughout the week we work on the times tables, practising the ones we know and learning new ones. Each Friday the children take part in the 3 minute times tables challenge. For extra fun and practice don't forget that the children can log into Times Tables Rockstars at home too!