The autumn term is always a busy time for children in Year 4 with lots of new learning taking place. English and Mathematics will continue to be taught daily and focus on key writing skills and mathematical calculations. Times tables are an area requiring continuing improvement, please encourage your child to learn and revisit times tables they are struggling with as this knowledge aids so much of their learning in maths. There will be a strong emphasis on learning and recalling times tables up to 12 x 12 as children in Year 4 will be taking take part in the National Multiplication Test later on in the year. More information will be provided nearer the time.
This year we are adopting an exciting, thematic approach to teaching. This allows children to make connections between areas of learning and consolidate skills. All the themes chosen deliver the programmes of study for the National Curriculum and this term our topic will be ‘Fanta’SEA’ World’.
For more details about our learning this term, please click on the Autumn Term Curriculum Overview.
Children are still expected to complete reading and journals at home. We would like to encourage parents, as much as possible, to read with their children and support them when completing journals. This will help them make the highest possible progress in reading.
If you have are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Class 4 had a fantastic time exploring under the sea using virtual reality (VR) googles. We saw the different layers of the ocean and the animals that had adapted to live in each zone.
Class 4 were very excited to meet our new friends in class today. We have decided to call them Bubble and Squeak.
Class 4 had a fantastic day today at Longnor Farm learning about where our food comes from and why it is important to stay healthy. We had a tour of the farm and learned about how cheese was produced, then we prepared a delicious healthy meal with the help of Idris Caldora, a chef for the England women's football team!
Class 4 had a fantastic time learning about stranger danger with the help of Trudy, a Police Community Support Officer. We learned about how to protect ourselves from strangers in everyday life and online.
Class four had an exciting history lesson, finding out about the role of an archaeologist. We looked at a variety of artefacts and discussed what they might tell us about the past.
In Science club this week, we have been looking at chemical reactions. We combined vinegar and baking powder to create a foamy fountain!
Class 4 really enjoyed their Asia Day! We dressed up in traditional clothing, painted Chinese fans and made some delicious chapatis with the help of our parents!
Class 4 had a fantastic time joining in with Armistice Day activities. We created some super newspaper articles about the end of the war and made poppy sun-catchers.
In R.E. this week, Class 4 have been learning about the Torah. We made our own Torah scrolls and demonstrated the ways that it is shown respect.
This week, Class 4 have been text detectives! We have been spotting the features of newspaper articles and explaining their purpose.
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Some members of Class 4 took part in a Bikeability workshop. They received their level 1 certificates, which meant they were able to do things like control a bike with one hand, start and stop with control and ride alongside other cyclists and pedestrians.
Year 4 had an exciting visit from Severn Trent to learn about water use and sewage treatment. We found out how water travels around the water cycle and, in groups, we measured out the water use of different families to identify water savers and water wasters.
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