Year 4 2018/19

Welcome to Year 4!

We welcome your child to Year 4; Miss Clemitshaw, Mrs Pickering, Miss Bielby and Mrs Sawyer are the Y4 teaching team.

PE: Please note PE day is Wednesday for this term. All Y4 children will need the correct PE kit in school on this day.

School Uniform: We have a uniform shop each Friday 3:00-3:30 p.m. where you can order uniform and purchase book bags. Please ensure that your child is wearing the correct uniform and has a suitable PE kit in school.

Dinner Money: Payable on Parent Pay.

Water Bottles: These should contain water only and should have a sports type lid. The bottle should be see-through and no larger than 500ml. Cups will not be provided in class.

Healthy Tuck: Please remember that only healthy snacks are allowed at playtimes. Please do not send crisps, biscuits, chocolate or cake bars for this time.

Contact: You are now able to contact teachers via e-mail. However, the quickest and most efficient form of contact is still to pop in and see your child's class teacher at the start or end of the day.

What are we learning?

We hope that the following brief outline of the work taught will be useful to you when you discuss it with your child.

Autumn Term 2018/19

Our Parents' Y4 Curriculum Information Letter - Autumn 2018/19 is available to download.

Maths: During the autumn term, we will be following the new national curriculum going in to greater depth in the following areas: place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. Maths homework will be set where necessary to consolidate learning. As this term's learning is largely number based, your child would greatly benefit from playing a range of online games to consolidate key number facts and times tables. This year the children will be taught in one higher set and the remaining children will be separated into two mixed ability maths sets. Mathletics is a great resource to embed all skills.

Literacy: In Literacy we are focusing on a number of Literacy genres. This half term will focus on 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe'. To keep the suspense of the story alive, we would prefer your child to not read this story prior to studying it in class. However, if they have already, they could bring their own copy of the story in to enrich class discussion.

Science: Y4 children will be learning about teeth and the digestive system. Through experimentation and investigation, children will learn about the teeth and their own body.

Creative Curriculum: This term our topic is based on the theme of 'Celts and Romans'. The early life of the Celts, along with the rise of the Roman Empire and the invasion of Britain will be studied through a range of exciting activities. To enhance the classroom display, we would like children to complete a task at home linked to the Celts or Romans. Please look out for a note in your child's Home Learning book with further details shortly.

An in-school Roman Day will be taking place during the autumn term. Please look out for details to follow. Dressing up will be optional on this day so if you wish to put together an outfit over the summer holidays, that is great.

Art: Art will be closely linked with our creative curriculum topic. The children will be using different techniques and medium throughout the term. Children will make roman pottery, mosaics and still life. Although we do have a small amount of art shirts in school it would be a great benefit if you could provide your child with an old shirt to protect their uniform.

Our Autumn Term Learning

Y4 visit Beighton Parish Church

On Thursday 8th November 2018, Y4 visited Beighton Parish Church as part of their literacy topic on Christianity and Hinduism.

Whilst there, they sketched different features such as the font, the altar and a stained glass window. They also had time to ask Priest Mike some questions and have a look outside.

Y4 Roman Day

On November 6th, the Year Fours enjoyed their annual Roman Day! Children came to school dressed as Romans and took part in a wide range of activities.

One activity was Roman still life drawing and here is just a small selection of the amazing work which the children did.

Y4 Science

Our Year 4 children having fun with their latest Science experiment...