Welcome to our Year 4 Page!
Miss Symonds, Mrs Robertson and Mrs Sinclair are all working incredibly hard in Year 4 to ensure that the children in Year 4 are making great steps towards improving and progressing in their learning this year. We are so immensely proud of all of the children in Year 4. They are truly determined to succeed!
Our learning so far
Year 4 have been learning about a variety of topics since starting in September. Our first topic was ‘Ancient Egypt’. Year 4 absolutely loved learning about the interesting lives of the Pharaohs and the importance of the River Nile. In Autumn 2 half-term, Year 4’s topic was ‘Rivers’. They learnt about the water cycle, the world’s longest rivers and about the impact of flooding. In Spring 1 half-term, Year 4 moved on to the ‘Stone Age to Iron Age’ topic. Year 4 adored this topic and loved creating their own Prehistoric creatures. Their non-chronological reports, as well as paintings, were spectacular. During the Spring 2 half-term, the topic was ‘Earthquakes and Volcanoes’. Year 4 enjoyed learning about tectonic plates so that they understood why and where earthquakes occur and volcanoes form and erupt. They developed their map work skills to locate volcanoes around the world and learnt about the impact of living near to a volcano. They also made amazing volcano models.
Summer Term 1 Learning
During this half-term, the topic in Year 4 is ‘Burps, Bottoms and Bile’. Year 4 will be learning about the journey food takes through the Digestive System. This will include learning about the organs involved in the process as well as the role teeth play. Year 4 will be carrying out scientific investigations such as looking at what makes people windy. They will also be learning about the importance of healthy eating and living on the body, including what makes a balanced and nutritious diet.
Important Dates and Information
PE – Our PE days are Monday and Friday. We recommend that your child has their PE kit at school all week in order to participate in both of these sessions and that they have both an indoor and outdoor PE kit.
Homework – It is incredibly important that Year 4 children are reading every day at home and are discussing what they are reading with their parents/carers in order to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of a variety of texts. Furthermore, we ask that you encourage your children to practise their times tables at home. We highly recommend that your child uses Times Tables Rockstars to do this if they are signed up to this brilliant service as this encourages children to learn their times tables facts in a very enjoyable way. Year 4 children may also choose to complete topic related homework, which they can then bring to school to present in class. Here are some ideas for our current topic:
- Design your own volcano
- Make a volcano model
- Write a diary or newspaper about a volcanic eruption
- Carry out research relating to an earthquake or volcano around the world
- Write a creative short story about being trapped due to a volcanic eruption
Reading Journals – Children should bring their reading journal to school every day, along with the book they are reading. Year 4 staff will try to sign these once a week. Children will receive a raffle if they have read at home three or more times that current week and a parent/carer has signed their journal on each of those days. We also encourage the children in Year 4 to record the page numbers that they have read during that day in their reading journal to help them to keep track of how much they have read.
Water Bottles – It is important that all Year 4 children are sent to school with a water bottle so that they can be hydrated and healthy throughout the day.
All of the links below are brilliant resources that can be used to support pupil’s ongoing learning and revision.