Welcome to Year Four's web page!
Mrs Jaques is the Year Four class teacher.
Miss Holt is our Teaching Assistant.
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.
Welcome to America! This half term we will be looking at how the USA is the same or different to Manchester. We’ll be comparing the human and physical geography of both places, learning how to navigate using a compass and looking for landmarks and their meanings.
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 a balanced argument and a letter of complaint.
Within our writing, we will be developing our grammar skills. We will be practicing
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 have also signed up to Spelling Bee - all children have been given a log in and weekly spellings are uploaded alongside the statutory spellings for year 4.
We are marvellous mathematicians in Year Four. This half term we will be
looking at fractions and decimals.
As always, we will continue to practise our times tables.
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.
This half term we are looking at living things and their habitats. We will be looking at how we group living things, different ways to sort them and how living things choose habitats to suit their needs.
Have a look at your knowledge organiser below:
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 on the ukulele.
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 our swimming day. Half of the class are going swimming, the other half will be doing a PE lesson. You will need a swimming costume / shorts (no bikini or tankini), a towel and a bag to keep it all in if you are going swimming. We will be going to Heywood Swimming Baths on a coach and we won't return to school until around 3:45pm - please note this later time of collection from the playground.
For those children not going swimming, they will be doing PE and will need to wear their PE kit on a Monday. Please come to school in full outdoor kit (black tracksuit, white t-shirt and trainers).
We will also be doing Karate on a Thursday, wearing uniform for this activity is fine, no PE kit required.
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 two weeks to complete
the research or mini project and then to return it to school.
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'.