Year 4 Class
In Year 4 we are taught by Mr Perry. We are supported by Miss Parkinson.
We follow the school ethos 'Christ at the Heart of All We Do' to ensure that we can complete our learning to the best of our ability.
Class information for Summer 1
Please find links below to all our learning letters for the academic year 2020-2021. These contain important information on topics we are covering in class and PE days. They also include details on learning challenges for your child to complete at home.
This half-term we will be studying the two themes of Reconciliation and Universal Church.
Reading books can be changed daily but can only be changed once an adult has signed to say the book has been read and finished. As well as reading books there will also be daily guided reading sessions.
During this half-term, we will start a new reading challenge. All you need to do is sign their home reading record so we know when your child has been reading. Each week, there will be a prize for one lucky child as a reward for good reading. Please support your child as much as you can. I want the challenge to be exciting and one that encourages them to read even more.
Spellings will be sent home every Friday to be learnt and practised for the test on the following Friday. Your child will come home each Friday with their test sheet and result along with spellings for the following week. Please see below for the latest set of spellings:
As you know, the children in Year 4 are currently working hard to learn their times tables. At some stage during the week commencing 13th June or 20th June, your child will be sitting the statutory Multiplication Tables Check. More information about this can be found on the following website:
I would appreciate your encouragement and support in helping your child. I don’t want it to be a worrying experience and will do my best to make sure the children enjoy the challenge rather than fret about it.
There is an expectation that by the end of Year 4, all children know their full 12 X 12 tables. It is that important your child can count up in steps from zero but also learn their table facts in a random order. There is no need to spend lengthy periods of time on these- quick, short sessions are usually more beneficial. Your child should have a login for times table rockstars. Please encourage your child to use this- it is great fun!
KIRF's (Key Instant Recall Facts)
KIRF’s are designed to support the development of the mental skills that underpin much of the maths work we complete in school. They are particularly useful when calculating, be it adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing.
P.E. is taught on Monday and Tuesday afternoons during the Summer 2 half-term.
WORK FROM SUMMER TERM
DT - LIGHT BOXES
LITERACY and MATHS
WORK FROM SPRING TERM
We had an exciting Science week and also started our topic on electricity
We learned about Greece and its physical and human features.
We spent a few lessons learning about the Eucharist before focusing on Lent and the Easter story.
WORK FROM AUTUMN 1
We completed lots of investigations about solids, liquids and gases.
We learned about the different features of a river and had fun visiting the River Calder at Towneley!
We studied famous paintings of food and experimented with different tones and textures. After lots of experimenting and close observation, we drew and painted our own pepper.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
We developed our enquiry skills by studying images that portrayed key moments from the past. We made these wonderful pictures, depicting the image of 'togetherness'. Bible quotes surround each image to show that no matter what race, ethnicity, religion you belong to, we are all equal and God loves us all the same.
SOME OF OUR HOME LEARNING WORK
WORK FROM AUTUMN 2
In science this half-term, the children have been taught to:
- Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive systems in humans
- Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their functions
- Compare teeth of carnivores and herbivores
- Find out what damages teeth and how to look after them
- Discuss ideas about the digestive system
- Compare them with models
We have completed lots of enquiry in our history lessons. Our focus was:
What were the Vikings really like?
Some of our home learning tasks:
Some of our RE work from this half-term:
Some of our Viking art:
Our Christmas Party!