Welcome to our Year 4 Page!
Miss Jenkinson, Mrs Robertson and Miss Gibson are working extremely hard alongside all of the children to ensure that all members of class 4 aim high and achieve their full potential this year.
Year 4 is an extremely important year, the children consolidate and build on their skills from the previous year and take positive steps in their learning across the curriculum.
Class 4 loves to read! Your child will read and complete reading activities every day in guided reading sessions, independent reading, novel study sessions and through other subjects. We are working hard as a school to encourage children to read at least three times per week at home and record this in their reading journal. Those who do will receive a raffle ticket, have their photograph displayed on our reading celebration wall and our star reader of the week (the child who reads the most) will receive a prize and an individual photo on our celebration wall for the week! Class 4 are currently reading ‘Viking Boy’ by Tony Bradman.
Maths and English
Children receive high quality maths and English teaching daily at a level which is appropriate to their needs and as part of a learning journey. Sometimes this learning is linked to our topic and at other times, it is taught discreetly to develop a particular skill. Our working walls are updated regularly so pop in and see what we have been working on this week!
This term, class 4 will be learning all about the Vikings, Anglo Saxons and Scots. From the longships they travelled to Britain in all the way to how the Vikings shaped our lives now. In science and design technology, we will be investigating what features a boat needs to float and using this to construct our own working long ships. In art, we will be using a range of media to create portraits of viking and anglo saxon men, viking brooches and clay masks. Whilst in history and geography, we will be learning about the trade routes the Viking took to reach us and the timeline of invasion. As part of our topic, we will be having a Viking day in school run by experts, which the children will all be a part of!
Important Dates and Information
PE – Our current PE days are Wednesday and Thursday (swimming). 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. Wednesday PE sessions will be led by Miss Jenkinson and Thursday sessions led by the swimming instructor at Aston Hall, a school within the Wickersley Partnership Trust.
Reading Journal check – Reading journals are checked by the year 4 team once a week. This is when we award star reader certificates, take photographs of our super readers and celebrate all of your reading efforts at home.
Homework – In addition to reading at home, homework will be set weekly on a Tuesday and is to be returned to school by Tuesday the following week. Homework is to support your child to either consolidate something that they have been working on in class, as revision of prior learning or in preparation for their next steps. Your child also has login details for Times Tables Rockstars, which is a fun and interactive way for your child to practise key learning in maths. In the ‘garage’ area of the website, the times tables set are those specifically for our year group. We appreciate every effort that you make to support your child’s learning at home. As a team we can support your child to reach for the stars!
All of the links below are brilliant resources that can be used to support pupil’s ongoing learning and revision.