Welcome to Year 4
Mrs N. Duffy (Class Teacher Mon-Wed)
Miss D. Jones (Class Teacher Wed-Fri)
Miss Khatoon (HLTA)
Robin Hood Class
Miss N. Arnall
Miss K Humphrey
Mrs A. Wright (PPA Cover Thurs PM)
Please keep up to date with everything that is happening in both Year 4 classes on this page and on Class Dojo. If you need to speak to one of the Year 4 members of staff, please make an appointment at the school office.
Autumn A 2022
We are looking at our history topic, discussing the question:
What did the Greeks do for us?
In English we are looking at Poetry, Greek myths and Play scripts. Your child also receives a daily reading session in the form of a guided comprehension or a small group guided read.
In Maths we will be learning about place value and will be moving on to addition and subtraction skills. Times tables are very important this year so we will be doing lots of practise using Times Tables Rockstars!
In Science we will be investigating nutrition, teeth and digestion, conducting some experiments to help us find out how our bodies work and why we need to look after them!
In History we will be finding out how the Ancient Greeks lived their daily lives and their impact on our modern-day lives.
In Geography our focus will be on Mountains, how they are formed, mountain life and locating some of the world’s mountainous regions.
In Art, we will be investigating Greek Art and Pottery. We will explore how Ancient Greeks created beautiful artwork portraying daily life on various pieces of pottery that would later be discovered.
In Music and R.E., we follow the Charanga music scheme and the Rochdale Agreed Syllabus respectively.
In Spanish, your child will continue to learn basic greetings, asking and answering questions and understanding how to count to 10.
This term our PSHE themes are: Health & Well Being – Safety and Emotions, Living in the Wider World – Discrimination and Relationships – Bullying.
Our class newsletters and medium term plans will be uploaded soon.
Our Class Novel is Tilly and the Time Machine by Adrian Edmondson
The children will have weekly spellings to practise and will be set up on Spelling Shed.
They must access Spelling Shed at home to help practise their spellings using their individual log-in. We will ensure they have a copy of this in their reading record.
The children have timetables and maths facts to learn and can access Timetables Rockstars at home.
The children take part in a Government “Times Table Check” in June, along with all Year 4 children across the country. It is important the children practise ALL their times tables at least 3 times per week if not more, throughout the year.
This is very important that children read EVERY DAY. Please encourage them, listen to them and show interest in their reading by asking questions. This helps them to understand their books. Children will be given a reading book within their book band plus a sharing book that they have chosen, this might be trickier for them to read but it has perhaps grabbed their attention and they want to read it.
Children need to have their reading records signed by an adult every time that they read at home in order to move up the Reading Tree. This does count towards earning their Best of Broadfield treat.
They need to bring their book bags everyday with their reading book. Books will be changed regularly.
Children have PE twice a week. Tuesday afternoon for Hercules is Outdoor PE and Swimming on a Wednesday Morning. For Robin Hood, PE lessons are indoors on a Tuesday afternoon and outdoors on a Wednesday afternoon. It is important that they have an outdoor PE kit in school at all times. PE kits should be brought in on the first day of a half term and taken home at the end of the half term to be washed.
HERCULES have Swimming every Wednesday leaving school at 10.00am each time. Please make sure they arrive on time with their kits. Information will be given to you nearer the time via Class Dojo and during the Welcome Meeting but for now:
What do you need to bring for your swimming lessons?
-swim shorts (above the knee)
-hair tie (to tie long hair back)
-a named bag to put all of your swimming things in