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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

Throughout the year, our children have the opportunity to gain access to a full, balanced and exciting curriculum. This will involve ‘raiding and trading’ with the Vikings, learning and understanding what it was to be ‘Roman’ and exploring the hidden depths of our world’s oceans.

Year 4 School Council Representatives

  

Topic

Our topic this term is “I am Roman”. During our research, we will discover facts about invasion timelines, Pompeii, gladiators, how the Romans changed life in Britain and to compare this to life in Rome ( and Italy) today. There might even be a Roman Feast to look forward to, towards the end of term!

In Autumn Term we visited Jorvik Viking Centre, Dig and Excavation Stockton.

Art

Year 4 are improving their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay).

     

Science

In Spring term, Year 4 children are learning to:

  • compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
  • observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
  • identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature

 

ICT

On Tuesday afternoons, Year 4 focus on digital multimedia, coding, control simulations and modelling. Year 4 are becoming proficient at Padlet, We-Do Lego programming and Showbie.

PE

The Year 4 P.E. lesson is on a Thursday afternoon. School provides the t-shirt, shorts and tracksuit bottoms needed for the lesson. Children are only required to bring in a pair of PE shoes (trainers or plimsolls) and leave these at school in their PE bag. Please make sure they are named. Earrings and jewellery must be removed for PE.

In Year 4 we go swimming in the Autumn term. It is incredibly important that all our children learn to swim 25m by the time they finish year 6. Swimming lessons happen over a two-week period where the children attend Splash, in Stockton, every day. Please consider taking your child swimming to build their confidence in water.

Year 4 after school PE club is on a Tuesday night, 3:15 – 4:15pm and PE lunch club is on a Wednesday each week. Children experience a range of different sports during these sessions. Currently we are focussing on Dodgeball as we are attending a tournament on Tuesday 1st March.

  

Homework, spellings and reading

Homework is always linked to what has been taught in class. It is explained on a Friday afternoon and to be returned by Wednesday. The children know they can request help or support to complete homework on Monday or Tuesday break-times. 

Spellings are given on Mondays, then tested on Friday. Each week a new spelling rule / pattern is given to the children to learn.

We would love for children to read each night. Please write a comment about their reading, understanding and any difficulties encountered in their reading record books. Books are changed each Monday and Thursday. Our class author is Cressida Cowell. Children read a book from her, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ series and receive a gold pin once they have completed their book review. Year 4 can also access the school library on Tuesday lunchtimes to borrow books.

It would be fantastic if the children access Reading Plus at home to boost their understanding, reading for meaning and to develop strategies to understand trickier vocabulary.

https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/login Each child has and knows their individual username and password, and it can also be found in their homework book.

 

The Year 4 multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for primary schools in the 2021/22 academic year. As previously explained, the purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently which is essential for future success in mathematics. Please access TTRS to improve and practise your child’s competence in multiplication and division. Again, they know their individual username and password – which can also be found in their homework book.

 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/95797

Welcome to Year 4!

Throughout the year, our children have the opportunity to gain access to a full, balanced and exciting curriculum. This will involve ‘raiding and trading’ with the Vikings, learning and understanding what it was to be ‘Roman’ and exploring the hidden depths of our world’s oceans.

 

Year 4 School Council Representatives

  

Topic

Our topic this term is “I am Roman”. During our research, we will discover facts about invasion timelines, Pompeii, gladiators, how the Romans changed life in Britain and to compare this to life in Rome ( and Italy) today. There might even be a Roman Feast to look forward to, towards the end of term!

In Autumn Term we visited Jorvik Viking Centre, Dig and Excavation Stockton.

   

  

 

Art

Year 4 are improving their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials (for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay).

   

    

   

 

Science

In Spring term, Year 4 children are learning to:

  • compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
  • observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
  • identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature

 

   

 

ICT

On Tuesday afternoons, Year 4 focus on digital multimedia, coding, control simulations and modelling. Year 4 are becoming proficient at Padlet, We-Do Lego programming and Showbie.

 

     

 

 

PE

The Year 4 P.E. lesson is on a Thursday afternoon. School provides the t-shirt, shorts and tracksuit bottoms needed for the lesson. Children are only required to bring in a pair of PE shoes (trainers or plimsolls) and leave these at school in their PE bag. Please make sure they are named. Earrings and jewellery must be removed for PE.

In Year 4 we go swimming in the Autumn term. It is incredibly important that all our children learn to swim 25m by the time they finish year 6. Swimming lessons happen over a two-week period where the children attend Splash, in Stockton, every day. Please consider taking your child swimming to build their confidence in water.

 

Year 4 after school PE club is on a Tuesday night, 3:15 – 4:15pm and PE lunch club is on a Wednesday each week. Children experience a range of different sports during these sessions. Currently we are focussing on Dodgeball as we are attending a tournament on Tuesday 1st March.

 

   

   

Homework, spellings and reading

Homework is always linked to what has been taught in class. It is explained on a Friday afternoon and to be returned by Wednesday. The children know they can request help or support to complete homework on Monday or Tuesday break-times. 

 

Spellings are given on Mondays, then tested on Friday. Each week a new spelling rule / pattern is given to the children to learn.

 

We would love for children to read each night. Please write a comment about their reading, understanding and any difficulties encountered in their reading record books. Books are changed each Monday and Thursday. Our class author is Cressida Cowell. Children read a book from her, ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ series and receive a gold pin once they have completed their book review. Year 4 can also access the school library on Tuesday lunchtimes to borrow books.

 

 

 

It would be fantastic if the children access Reading Plus at home to boost their understanding, reading for meaning and to develop strategies to understand trickier vocabulary.

https://student.readingplus.com/seereader/api/sec/login Each child has and knows their individual username and password, and it can also be found in their homework book.

 

The Year 4 multiplication tables check (MTC) is statutory for primary schools in the 2021/22 academic year. As previously explained, the purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently which is essential for future success in mathematics. Please access TTRS to improve and practise your child’s competence in multiplication and division. Again, they know their individual username and password – which can also be found in their homework book.

 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/95797