Welcome to Year 4

The Year 4 Staff

Mr Daniell (4TD) and Mrs Perez (4LP) are the teachers within Year 4, who are supported by a team of Teaching Assistances consisting of Mrs Fletcher, Miss Smith, Miss Ellis, Mrs Morgan, Miss Andrews and Mrs Jackson. PPA cover is provided by Mrs Low in 4TD and Mrs Pollard in 4LP, and the children always look forward to these sessions.

What does our week look like?

The week is one which is jam-packed with learning! Daily sessions of Maths and English alongside weekly lessons in Science, Religious Education, PSHCE, Guided Reading, Physical Education and Topic that will stretch the children’s skills and learning. For a more detailed breakdown of what is to be taught, please find the Topic Web for the Autumn Term attached.

We have homework each week!

  • On a Monday we have spellings, which we learn ready to be tested each Friday.
  • On Tuesdays we have Maths homework, which is to be handed in on Thursday.
  • On Wednesday we have English based homework - this is to be returned by Friday.
  • Finally, every other Thursday we have Topic homework which has to be handed in on a Tuesday.

All of the topic information (dates and activities) can be found in the topic leaflet which is handed out at the start of every term.

Children - try to read your reading books every night and change them regularly. You’re responsible for putting them in the box in our classrooms so that Mrs Fletcher and Miss Smith know to change them! Please get your home learning journal signed by a trusted adult and make sure you have a good understanding of what you have read.

Autumn Topic (September - December 2017)

The teachers have planned some exciting topics for the Autumn Term. The children will be learning about all things linked to famous places, habitats and physical features from across the globe in the topic ‘Explorers’. On the first day back the children will be immersed in all things Topic related by developing displays, decorating the whole corridor and using their own original ideas to develop and create their own Topic book front covers for the term. The year 4 explorers will to go on a journey across the globe to different continents and eventually settle at the base of a very special mountain. Work here will include looking at famous mountains around the world and their origins. As part of the curriculum driver ‘knowledge of the world’, children will be finding out about different people and places of the world. They will see how communities use the mountain areas, but also how dangerous they can be.

The Year Fours will see their own knowledge and creativity come to fruition when they design some great pieces of writing and are able to show their learning about mountain activities, people and animals. They will be even able to explain how mountains got where they are and that some are still getting taller.

During the Autumn Term, the explorers will continue to search the world until they decide to settled in the United States of America. They will learn about the geography and history of the country and find out about all things American. The year groups will again have the opportunity to improve on the skills they have been introduced to in previous academic years, as well as being introduced to new skills in Design and Technology, Art, Computing and Music. On their journey around the Wild West and Deep South, will they have knowledge needed to become an expert in everything starred and striped?

Autumn Topic Web (September - December 2017)

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Explorers Homework Sheet

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