Welcome to Year Four's web page!
Mrs Jaques is the Year Four class teacher and Miss Fenton is our Teaching Assistant. Mrs Anderton will join us every morning to support our learning and Mr Carey each Wednesday 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.
Mighty mountains peak above the morning mists, imposing and eternal, rocky outcrops at their feet.
In this topic we will...
- use ICT to discover the locations of some of the world's largest mountains
- discover how these giants are formed
- follow the water cycle's course from peak to valley
- visit Rossendale Ski Slopes to find out how mountains make us feel
- create our own mountain art
- have 'mountains' of fun!!
Your Knowledge Organiser is below
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 leaflets, letters and a story with a dilemma!
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 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.
Our 'Power Maths' resources will 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.
In June 2022, Year Four will undertake a times table check. It is super important that you are regularly practising your times tables and know them inside out and upside down!
Everyone has a login for Times Table Rockstars, you should be using this regularly as part of your homework.
A great website to help develop skills in Maths can be found here.
Below you will find a copy of the knowledge organiser for our topic 'States of Matter'. It will help you to work with your child to learn the new scientific vocabulary as well as provide you with more details about what the children will be learning.
We have a fantastic 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 Thursday- please come to school in full outdoor kit (black tracksuit, white t-shirt and trainers).
We will be going swimming in two different groups. Please come into school with your swimming stuff underneath your uniform - don't forget to put your underwear in your swimming bag!!
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'.