Welcome to Year Four's web page!

Mrs Baron 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 Mrs Anderton 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.

Misty Mountain Sierra

 

This half term we are very excited to be working on our new topic, Misty Mountain Sierra

which is supported by the book Bear Grylls Adventures " The Mountain Challenge" .

We will be  learning about  mountains as well as how we can survive in and care for this environment.

 

 

 

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 a mountain adventure narrative, a non chronological report about mountains and a persuasive piece about caring for the mountain environment. 

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  marvellous mathematicians in Year Four. This half term we will be

looking at place value of 4 digit numbers, rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100,1000. Counting on and back in 25s and 1000s. Finding 1000 more or less than a number, negative numbers and addition and subtraction using both mental and formal written methods.

 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 our times tables test in June.

Please click on the link below:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/869846/2020_Information_for_parents_multiplication_tables_check.pdf

 

A great website to help develop skills in Maths can be found here.

 

 

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.

Things to remember...

Monday is music  

PE is currently on Tuesday and Friday.

Children need trainers or a pair of pumps for PE.

Please can you ensure that these are in school on the appropriate days.

 

  

 

Homework 

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.

 

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 possible.

 

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'.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar