Welcome to Year Four's web page!

Miss Nunwick is the teacher in Year four and Mrs Corke is the teaching assistant that supports

teaching and learning. The class also will be taught by Mrs Anderton each Wednesday afternoon.

 

Our class moto is to 'Be the best that we can be'. We aim to do this by providing 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 Mountains 

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

which is based on the book 'Mountain Challenge' written by Chief scout and adventurer Bear Grylls.

We will be learning about this in all areas of the curriculum.

 

Next week we are really looking forward to our trip to Ski Rossendale, to kickstart our new topic .

 Watch this space for some funny pictures and examples of our work.

 

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 narrative (story writing techniques), descriptions letters, diaries and poetry.

 

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 properties of 2D and 3D shapes and then moving on to learning about

fractions of shapes and numbers. We will also be developing our skills in the

four rules of number (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

practicing 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.

 

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 learning some Christmas songs and using string instruments to enhance our performance.

Below is our class timetable... please remember that due to special events things do sometimes change in school.

Things to remember...

Monday is music  and indoor PE.

 

Tuesday we go to the library and swimming.

 

Wednesday is out door PE.

 

As we go swimming we change between indoor and outdoor PE weekly, please ensure both kits are in school.

 

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 alternate Fridays, children have two weeks to complete the research or mini project and then asked to present it to their friends. Children are then given the opportunity to peer assess their work. 

 

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'.

    

 

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