Welcome to Year Four's web page!
Miss Nunwick is the year four class teacher and Miss Holcroft and Miss Watt are the teaching assistants who support our teaching and learning. The class is also taught by Mr Carey each Thursday afternoon.
We aim to provide a safe,
friendly and stimulating environment, where children both achieve and have fun.
In Year Four we have high standards and expect all children to be wearing the correct uniform,
complete all homework and read at least three times a week to an adult at home.
We hope you enjoy looking at our class website and seeing some of the great work that we do.
Our class moto is to: 'Be the best that we can be.'
This half term we are very excited to be working on our new topic, Blue Abyss
which is supported by the book '20.000 leagues under the sea' by Jules Verne .
We will be learning about the the oceans and seas, the habitats that they create and the animals that live there. Whilst doing this we will be considering the amount of waste in our seas/oceans and how we can protect our planet.
Blue Abyss- topic … watch this space :)
All our English lessons link to our class book and our half term topic, in order
to make them as stimulating as we can. We will be covering several different genres,
including non- chronological reports on teeth, an instructional text about digestion and a narrative.
Within our writing, we will be developing our grammar skills. We will be practising
using more descriptive language, such as adjectives, expanded noun phrases, similes
and looking a different sentence types. The children will also be taught how to select
different vocabulary choices and punctuation, to make their writing more
imaginative and fun to read 'Hooking the reader in'.
A great website to help develop skills in English can be found here.
We are marvelous mathematicians in Year Four. This half term we will be
looking at addition and subtraction using both mental and formal written methods, perimeter and multiplication and division.
Each week we practice our mental maths strategies and our times tables
they are vital in improving our all round maths skills.
This year school are using the 'Power Maths' resources in order to develop our skills, we will be learning lots of new and interesting strategies- please speak to any member of our team if you have any questions.
Year four are all currently working very hard to learn their times tables, inside out and upside down, we are aiming to know them as well as we can, ready for starting year five in September.
A great website to help develop skills in Maths can be found here.
Below you will find a copy of the front sheet with our science topic on. It will help you to work with your child to learn the new scientific vocabulary as well as more details about what the children will be learning.
We have a fantastic new music teacher that works at St Mary's on a Monday.
Year Four will have an opportunity to carry out different activities.
This half term we will be developing our skills using string and percussion instruments to develop our performance skills.
Here is the long term plan for Year 4. As with all long term plans there may be changes as we go through the year, but we will keep you posted about those as they occur
Things to remember...
Monday is music
PE is currently on Tuesday- please come to school in full outdoor kit (black tracksuit, white t-shirt and trainers).
Spelling words are given out every Friday, they need to be practiced ready for the test the following week. Spelling bugs are rewarded when children reach spelling milestones.
For Maths homework we ask that children access the 'Times Tables Rockstar' website as often as possible.at least 3 times a week would be ideal. The children have their log in details in their reading diary. https://ttrockstars.com/
A learning log challenge is given on Fridays, children have a week to complete the research or mini project and then to return it to school on dojo where this is.
Reading is vital and we ask that children read daily, with an adult and record it in their reading diary.
Reading books must be in school every day.
Thank you for you support in helping year four to
'Be the best that we can be'.