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Welcome to our Year 4 homepage where you can find out what what we are up to in Year 4 this year.

Myself and Mrs McGlasson would like to welcome our new year 4 class back after our extended break from school.

School is going to feel a little different to normal when we start again this Autumn as there will be some slight changes to our usual routines but I'm sure we will all very quickly adapt and move forward.

Normally this page will be the place to come to find out important dates and information about trips and things we are getting up to in class however, due to the current situation, things are on hold for a bit but hopefully we can get going again soon. Also, could I ask that children do not bring their reading folders into school as we will keep their reading books and things in their draws.

I'm sure we will have a fantastic year and I'm really looking forward to getting to share some fantastic activities with the children.

 

If you have any questions please feel free contact me on my school e-mail address moliver@stbedes.cumbria.sch.uk.

Thank you.

 


 

Autumn Term 2020

 

In RE we focus on family, both our own and the family of Jesus, looking at the exploits of Abraham, King David, Solomon and Ruth. We will look at how people are called to the Catholic faith and what it means to live our lives in the way that God wants us to. We will be encouraging the children to look for signs and symbols related to the Catholic faith in paintings, hymns and even all around us.

 

Our writing this term will be taking us off to magical places and we’ll be learning how to describe the places we visit and the characters we meet along the way. From traditional tales set beside the sea to lands of fire breathing dragons and ice trolls we’ll be using a range of techniques to help show the places we visit to our readers. From stories to information texts, explanations to poetry, we have a lot going on. It’s time to go exploring!

 

Reading will also be very important for us this year and we have some fabulous class books lined up to get lost in, starting with ‘The lion, the witch and the wardrobe’ by C.S.Lewis. We’ll also be setting the children reading challenges and showing them how sometimes we have to infer information from the words the author has written and how they give us clues to find.

 

In numeracy we start by looking in detail at place value up to 4 digits (Thousands, hundreds, tens and units) but also introduce the children to decimals which we will see later in the year in more detail.  Next will be addition and subtraction, using written methods to add or subtract up to four digits.  In addition to this, we will cover shape and space, roman numerals and statistics. Word problems will be at the heart of all we do.

A key focus for Year 4 is to master our times tables all the way up to 12 x 12 and there will be an on-line test at the end of this year for the children to have a go at. So, we will be practising our times tables daily and I would ask you also to practise them at home to ensure the children become fluent. We are lucky as all the children will have access to ‘Times Table Rock Stars’ again this year which will really help them to learn and embed the skills they need.

The children will also have access to Mathletics again this year which is a brilliant resource to use and gain confidence.  Can they become the Mathlete of the week?

 

In science we will be looking at states of matter – solids, liquids and gasses, before moving onto forces and friction. Our aim is to carry out lots of experiments and have fun looking at questions that the children would like to answer.  Following on from this will be an investigation into a famous scientist and we’ll be looking at the work of Isaac Newton.

 

In history we focus on the Anglo-Saxons and find out what life was like when the Romans left Britain.  We will be learning all about what it was like in Anglo-Saxon Britain from the houses they lived in, to the food they ate to the gods they believed in. This will also tie into our literacy as we will be learning about the story of Beowulf and the monsters he meets. This will lead us to another of our class books ‘Anglo-Saxon boy’ which is historical fiction examining the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

 

PE this term will be on Wednesday and Thursday and we'll be getting fit and playing different invasion games, learning to attack and defend. Could you please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit (white T-shirt, black shorts underneath jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt).

 

In ART / DT we will be starting off with self portraits based on the work of Modigliani before looking at sketching and shading work. For design and technology, we will be having a go at weaving to support our work on the Anglo Saxons.

 

Homework - In Year 4 we really want to encourage the children to read and enjoy books and so we'd ask for each child to read for at least 15 minutes a day. We are very fortunate to have access to the SORA app for reading books so the children can access these at home. Also, please try to get your children to engage with Mathletics and Times Tables Rock Stars, both of which will really help with their maths learning. Let's see who can earn their gold Mathletics certificate this year.

Other pieces of homework will be set through the Seesaw app. If you have any problems getting online or using the apps, please do not worry, we're here to help and the children can always access their work during school times.

 

If you have any questions, please get in touch and I'm really looking forward to getting to know you all over the next year.


KPI's for Numeracy

KPI's for Writing

KPI's for Reading

 

 Autumn

 Spring

Summer

RE

 Family: People

 

Belonging: Called

Advent / Christmas - loving:gift

Community

 

Giving and recieving

 Giving:Self-discipline

 

Pentecost - New life

 

Building bridges

God's people

 

Sikhism

 

Science

States of matter - Solids, liquids and gases 

States of matter - Solids, liquids and gases 

Electricity

Forces 

Living Things and their Habitats

 Living Things and their Habitats

 

ICT

E-Safety Unit

Multi-media - Create a Comic

 (Mathletics all year)

 

 

E-Safety Unit

Word processsing

 

E-Safety Unit

 

 

P.E.

Football

 

+ Relax kids(all year)

Yoga

Gymnastics

Gymnastics / balances

Cricket

 

Athletics,

 

 

P.S.H.E

 

Friendship

 Safety

Resilience

 Care

Achieve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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