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Year 4

 

 

We are looking forward to an exciting year with lots of great learning opportunities and fun activities for the children to get involved with.  You can find out more about what Year 4 are learning, taking part in and enjoying further down this page in our curriculum section.  If you have any questions about Year 4, please speak to the class teachers at the end of the day who will be happy to offer support and help where needed.

The Year 4 staff team is made up of class teachers:

Miss Clarke, Miss Laxton and Mrs Nundy

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We are also very lucky to have additional support in class from

 Miss Watson, Mrs Sacks, Mrs Smith and Mrs Toothill

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Our current School Council Representatives.

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Monday

Return homework

Spelling Test

Bring in PE kit - PE is in the afternoon. Children will change into PE kit.

 

Tuesday

 

Reading Records to be sent home

Bring in PE kit - PE is in the afternoon. Children will change into PE kit.

 

Wednesday

Swimming kit

 

Thursday

Library books to be in school

Send in any certificates/trophies to celebrate in our Key Stage 2 Celebration Assembly

 

Friday

PE kit (for Golden Time if required)

 

In English we will be reading 'The Firework Maker's Daughter'. We will be developing our comprehension skills as well as writing a variety of text types including setting descriptions, character descriptions, diary entries, playscripts and newspaper articles. Our aim this half term is to include expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials. 

 

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This term we are working on our place value knowledge and addition and subtraction. 

 

By the end of the half term most children will be able to: 

 • recognise number properties for multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000;

• find 1000 more or less than a given number up to 50 000;

• compare numbers beyond 1000 and perform simple calculations using mathematical symbols;

• identify numbers beyond 1000, including simple decimals, in different representations;

• estimate and represent four and five-digit numbers using different representations;

• read and order the Roman numerals up to 100;

• round whole numbers with up to four digits to the nearest ten;

• round numbers up to 10 000 to the nearest 100;

• think of 3 four or five-digit numbers that will round to given numbers when rounding to the nearest 1000;

• count forwards and backwards through zero on horizontal and vertical number lines including negative numbers in intervals of one, five, ten and twenty;

• begin to solve simple problems involving negative numbers in context;

• solve number and reasoning problems involving all the above.

 

This half term we are studying mountains. 

After finding out about how mountains are formed children will investigate, through research, other places in the UK, Europe and the wider world that have similar physical environments i.e. mountains. Using different sources the children will then focus on their individual choice of mountain range and consider what the advantages and disadvantages of living on a mountain might be. They will investigate weather patterns and how these change over time (seasonally and a longer duration). They will consider how these changes impact on human activity – link to tourism and climate change. 

We will end our exciting topic with the creation of a information booklet about living on a specific mountain range.

 

Below is our knowledge organiser.

This term in Year 4, we will be looking at a whole host of different books whilst also studying our significant author Philip Pullman.  He is a very well-known, award winning author and we are looking forward to learning a lot more about him and comparing his different stories. In Autumn Term 1, we will be reading 'The Firework Maker's Daughter'.
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In Year 4 we read through a variety of activities. In the morning, the children read with a buddy. After listening to them read, they ask their buddy a 'VIPER' style question. We also read a class novel daily during our English lesson. We then either answer 'VIPER' comprehension questions or use our reading to enhance our writing sessions. At the end of the day, we read for pleasure. 4ZC are currently reading Philip Pullman's book 'I was a Rat' and 4VL are currently reading 'Journey to Jo'Burg'. Throughout the week, children may have an opportunity to read 1:1 with an adult in class. We even manage to find time to read during our topic lessons too! 

Summer Reading Challenge!

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Useful documents

Useful Links

Year 4 P.E 

 

In P.E we have been developing our throwing skills. We then played a competitive games with different challenges and rewards 

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Forest Schools

Today we went into the local woods and played team games and made a skeleton using the objects found in the wood.

Now Press Play - Mental Maths 

 

Today in Maths the children went to Central Park on Christmas Eve! They took part in a murder mystery to help solve the case of a suspicious death of a homeless man. They had to solve many problems to find out who the murderer was! 

English 

Superhero Challenge 

We have been taking part in the 'Storytime Competition: Draw a Superhero'. We talked about different superheroes and what it is that makes them a superhero. We were then given time to draw our superhero before writing a description underneath! 

Geography

Mountain Climates 

We have been investigating what life would be like on a mountain. We have been learning about the different climates and how it is effected. We then used our information to create a poster to help other children learn about mountain climates.

Geography - Oddizzi 

 

We have been using Oddizzi to find out what a mountain is and how it is different to a hill! The children went looking for answers to some tricky questions before completing the UMBUZO quiz - Mountains.

Today in English, we created a scene from the book ‘Firework Makers Daughter'. After reading a section of chapter 1, we used paper to bring the scene to life. Children made different characters and parts before coming together to make a town. We then discussed some of the things we could see, smell and hear when we were there.

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