Belong, Believe, Achieve
Year 4 is taught by Mr Shaw
Miss Wait and Miss Ward also work in the class to support the children.
If you have any questions, please feel free to come and speak to us at the beginning or at the end of the day.
Year 4 have been learning how to solve what is 1000 more and 1000 less
using base 10 concrete methods to help Year 4 understand this mathematical concept.
In History, Year 4 have been fining out and researching why the Ancient Egyptians were considered a successful civilistaion.
The children in Year 4 have been working hard to become history detectives using the internet to research information.
In Computing Year 4 have be learning how to programme scratch the cat, showing children how to give different instructions and changing the background of their choice.
In Science Year 4 have been learning how sound vibrates and travels to our ears.
Year 4 investigated how sounds can be louder or quieter depending on how hard the vibrations are.
We used a drum and rice grains to investigate this.
What did you learn today?
Faith: I have learnt that sounds are made through vibrations.
Nathaniel: I have learnt that when you speak your vocal chords are vibrating.
Briana: I have learnt that the bigger the vibration is the louder the sound is.
Craig: I learnt that when you beat a drum the sound makes a vibration.
Neha: I have learnt that when sounds travel to your ear it travels down your ear canal to your ear drum and into your middle ear and inner ear.
Ellie: I have learnt that you can't hear sounds in space because there is no air.
Jasmin: I learnt that you need air to hear sounds because the vibration and sound travels through the air.
What are we learning this term?
In Maths the children will be learning how to read 3 digit and 4 digit numbers, as well as how to partition these numbers to understand what each number is worth. We will also learn how to
Children will receive a Numeracy Passport that lists everything children need to master. Each half-term, we will focus on each of the areas.
In French, the children will continue to practice their speaking and listen skills. We will also sing songs to help us with our learning.
In reading, children will participate in Guided Reading once per week with their class teacher, Mr Shaw. Miss Wait will also read daily with children who struggle with reading to help progress their skills.
Support at Home: Please ensure you listen to your child read every evening and ask them questions to check they understanding what they have read.
This term, in writing, the children will be developing their non-chronological report writing skills. We will be researching the Ancient Egyptians in our topic studies and will develop our writing skill.
In PE, the children will begin their swimming lessons on Friday mornings.
Please ensure that your child has their swimming kit available on Fridays.
The children will also access a Dance lesson this half term in addition to swimming lessons on a Monday afternoon.
Our subjects in science are:
This term, the children will be learning about sound.
Our topic for this half term will be based on Ancient Egypt. The children will have the opportunity to discover what like was like in Ancient Egypt.
They will learn about the period in time the Ancient Egyptians existed. They will learn about Egyptian Gods, how they farmed and why the River Nile was important to them.
Art and Design
This term in Art, the children will be looking at Egyptian art and hieroglyphics. They will produce some of their own art.
In Design Technology, the children will design and make an Egyptian model using clay.
This term, the children will be learning about God, David and the psalms.
Children will be given a learning log and a choice of three levels to work towards. The learning log allows children to explore a topic and present their findings. In addition to the learning logs, children have a Maths Passport. Look at the passport with your children and work through the outcomes. Your child needs to instantly recall each outcome to get a tick in the box. Three ticks means they have mastered that outcome.
As always, we strongly recommend reading with your child every night and listening to them practice their weekly spellings and times tables.
Here are some websites to help with revision:
All logins are have been attached to reading diaries.
I will occasionally assign activities to the your children to consolidate what we have learned in class.
First three letters of your first name and the first four letters of your surname.
James Clegg = jamcleg
Children will use the assessments on this website so that we can monitor their progress in maths.
First letter of your first name and first four letters of your surname.
John Smith = jsmit
The password is case sensitive and needs a capital A
School email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This may be your full name with initial of your surname.
Usernames don't follow any pattern. Children will be assigned a username.
Passwords are unique to each child.