Hello and a warm welcome to Year 4
Our class teachers are:
Class 8 - Mrs Lord, Mrs Danson
Class 9 - Miss Mason, Mrs Dawson
KS2 Support - Mrs A Bryan, Mrs K Hunt
What an exciting year we have ahead!
Although we have lots of work to complete, I can assure you that we will do it with a smile on our faces…
In Maths the children will continue to develop their skills across the different areas in the curriculum. Initially, we will be focusing on our times tables and the four calculations along with fractions before moving onto decimals. Later on in the year, we will be looking at time, shape, coordinates and length, capacity and mass.
In English, we will initially be studying Beowulf focusing on writing diary entries. We will then move on to writing instructions on how to make Anglo-Saxon bread. We will then use Lancelot's first quest to write our own quest story before writing a biography about Alfred the Great before concluding our Viking topic with a non-chronological report focusing on everything we've learnt. In Spring and Summer terms we will continue to look at different genres within fiction and non-fiction using a variety of texts from George and the Dragon to The Egyptian Cinderella.
Our Science topics this year will be; Teeth and digestion, looking at different types of teeth and how to look after them before moving on to how we digest our food. Our next topic will be Electricity where we will welcome a visitor from Bright Sparks and create our own complete circuit. In Spring we will look at sound and in the Summer term we will study States of Matter - looking at solids, liquids and gases and Habitats, this will tie in nicely with our Rivers and Water Cycle topic.
The topics we will be studying this year will be the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings- we will be focusing on how their history has shaped Britain today. The following topic will be Ancient Egypt and how they lived their lives. Later in the year, we will be studying Rivers and how they shape our landscapes.
We are extremely lucky this year as the Music Service will be working alongside us with the violins, violas and cellos – so lookout for future performances!
Year 4 is an important year for our children as they will have the opportunity to take part in the ‘With You Always’ program, where they will be given to opportunity to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion.
Thank you for your ongoing support, please read our newsletters for further information....
Mrs Lord and Miss Mason
P.E. for Class 8 - Wednesday and Thursday
P.E. for Class 9 - Tuesday and Thursday
Please make sure they have their kit in school on these days.
Homework will be given out every Friday - 1 piece of Maths, 1 piece of English and is to be returned in by the following Friday.
Year 4 have Music lessons every Tuesday - please make sure they have their instruments in school.
For updates and photographs of what your child's class has been up to recently, please see our Twitter page - there is a link on the school websites home page