Welcome to Year 4
Welcome to the Year Four page. Here we aim to share useful information that you can refer back to, we also want to celebrate and share the children’s learning with you. Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. Spellings are uploaded to Teams at the beginning of each half term which will be tested on Fridays. Maths homework will be set on Purple Mash every Friday and is due the following Thursday (please see me if a paper copy is required). Please ensure your child brings their reading record to school every day where we will change their book if they have finished it home.
Please read carefully – Microsoft Teams
Year 4 is now setting homework on Microsoft Teams.
Year 4 are now using Microsoft Teams to set homework and communicate. You should have received information regarding this by e-mail. If you have not received information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Please read the letter and guide below for additional support and guidance.
Year Four Spellings
Below are the Year 3/4 statutory spellings. These are covered through the weekly spelling tests but any additional practise will help the children become confident with their spellings. Repetition and application is key when it comes to children remembering their spellings. Thank you for your ongoing support with this.
Year Four Learning
In Art this topic, we have been studying the artist Pieter Bregual and his painting Children’s Games. We investigated the different games demonstrated in the painting, discussing how this is different from today. We then designed and created our own 21st Century versions of the painting, featuring our favourite games.
In English, we have been reading the book Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Joe Todd-Stanton. So far we have made predictions based on images in the book, composed personification and cinquain poems based on events in the book, produced setting descriptions, written diary entries from Marcy’s perspective and produced a persuasive letter on behalf of the main character. As we have been studying Ancient Egypt in History, this book has tied in well with our topical learning and has allowed our creative juices to flow. We fully recommend this book to others who are interested in fantastical fiction with bright, colourful illustrations and a relatable main character.
Year 4 love doing the ‘Daily Mile’!
We are currently going swimming on Monday afternoons and learning some gymnastics on a Tuesday. We all love getting stuck in and having a go!
In Science this half term, Year 4 have loved learning about organisms and living things. We have discovered how scientists classify organisms using common characteristics and have practised this using our local wildlife. Our residential school trip to Nell Bank in February helped us to consolidate our learning and put it into practise.
Nell Bank Residential
In February, Year 4 went on a residential to Nell Bank! We had an incredible time completing team-building activities, learning how to read a map, building dens using forest materials and more!