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Welcome to Year 4

 

Hercules Class

Mrs A Wright

Mrs Coleman

 

Robin Hood Class

Mrs Gibson

Mrs Goodall

 

 

 Mrs Coleman, Mrs Goodall and Mrs Amjad will be teaching and providing support across both classes.

Mrs Jones and Mrs Payton will be teaching some subjects.

 

 

Please keep up to date with everything that is happening in both  Year 4 classes on this page and on Class Dojo. Please don't hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher too if you have any questions.

 

Our Projects

Our projects have changed this year and we are now starting each project through a Big Question

Our first project big question ... Why is it Marvellous to be me? 

In English we are focussing on poetry and newspaper reports to write about how unique and marvellous we all are.

In Science we are asking and answering questions about our teeth.

In Art we are focusing on sketching and drawing portraits.

In Geography we will be learning the skills to use atlases, maps etc to locate where we are in the world.

In Maths we will be focussing on Place Value as well as reasoning and problem solving with addition and subtraction.

In ICT we will be looking at staying safe on line and learning more about programming.

We will be ensuring we have a balanced curriculum, also following the French, PE, RE, and PSHE school curriculums. In music we will be following the Charanga programme and also learning to play the recorder. 

 

Our Second Big Question is...  'Recycling ... is it a load of Rubbish?'

This focus for this project is saving the environment by recycling and being more thoughtful about the world we live in.

So far we have experienced a strange appearance of scrap metal in our classrooms!

We've taken our learning outside to measure using standard units of length e.g. cm, km

We also used our ICT skills to take photos of the natural environment , which will help with our descriptive writing.

In ICT we will create a movie trailer to develop awareness of the impact of our actions on the environment (beyond our own home)

The project will will continue to develop as the children awaken their curiosity about the world we live in!

The Link Project

During this year we are linking with 2 different classes in 2 different schools. We are very excited to be working with children from Hopwood Primary School, Heywood and Milnrow Parish School, Rochdale.

We have already exchanged some work with our partners before we meet up!

The children have partners who they will meet for the first time at M6 Theatre, where they will watch a theatre production and become super heroes and will work with their new partners from the other school in a variety of workshops!

  

Groups

This year we will be splitting the children into smaller, more focused groups for English and Maths, to help meet all their individual needs.

 

Homework

Spellings

The children have weekly spellings to learn and are tested every Monday/Thursday.

They can access Spelling Shed at home to help practice their spellings.

 

Maths

The children have timetables and maths facts to learn and can access Timetables Rockstars at home.

The children take part in a Government “Timestable Check” in June, along with all Year 4 children across the country. It is important the children practise ALL their timestables throughout the year.

 

Reading

This is very important that children read EVERYDAY. Please encourage them, listen to them and show interest in their reading by asking questions. This helps them to understand their books.

They need to bring their book bags everyday.

 

Please join our Class Dojo page too! Please speak to your child's class teacher if you need the code to log on.

follow the link below: 

https://teach.classdojo.com/#/schools/4f0e09003b7c029066dc8a9d/story

 

PE Kits.

Children have PE once a week, and need both indoor and outdoor PE kits in school at all times.

In addition the children MUST bring their swimming kit every Thursday.

 

Swimming

What do you need to bring for your swimming lessons?

-swimming costume 

-swim shorts (above the knee)

-towel

-hair tie (to tie long hair back)

-a named bag to put all of your swimming things in