Welcome to Year 4
Mrs A Wright
Robin Hood Class
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 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!
Our Spring 1 Question of Enquiry -
Did the Mayans also destroy the Rainforests ?
English - Non-chronological Reports and looking at Issues and Dilemmas
Guided Reading - Links to Saving the World and links to the Rainforest and animals in danger.
Science - Science Week whole school, linked to the book 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffer. Year 4 created their own scientific enquiry based on the setting the South Pole (Ice/Melting)
Brian Cox - research a scientist (ICT link create a brochure or poster using Pages)
Experiment 'how can we research the temperature that chocolate melts?'
Our dinosaur entries to the Dippy competition to the win the chance to put the final toe bone on Dippy
In History we will be learning all about The Mayans
In Geography we will learn to locate where the Ancient Maya people lived.
In Art, we will create 3D tiles using multimedia, with a Mayan theme.
In Music, we will learn to play the Glockenspiel.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
Our Spring 2 Question of Enquiry -
What is Great About Rochdale ?
English - We are focussing on our production called “Treachery at Traitors Quay”
The children will be learning how to read, perform and write play scripts.
Please come and watch the production on the 1st or 2nd April.
We are also looking at the Tony Walsh poem, “This is the Place” which we are using to discuss and write about some of the heritage of Manchester, and the North West.
Guided Reading - Learning their lines and reading play scripts
Maths- we will be looking at co-ordinates and translation (plotting and moving of objects on a grid).
We will then be focussing on fractions and decimals.
Science -We are completing our work on classification of living things, where children will make their own Classification Keys.
We will then be exploring Electricity, discussing appliances, making different electrical circuits including switches, as well as discussing the dangers of electricity.
In History we will be learning about Rochdale, in particular the Industrial Revolution and the Rochdale Canal. We will also be recapping our learning about dinosaurs with a visit to se Dippy.
In Geography we will learn about the landmarks in Rochdale and visit the football club. We will look at maps, coordinates and compass points.
In Art, we will use charcoal to draw Touchstones and John Bright in detail, and look at the work of LS Lowry. We will also be making props for our production
In Music, we will learn to sing and perform our songs for the production
In PE we will continue to swim every Thursday. Hercules will be learning to play Badminton, and Robin Hood will be “Dancing Around the World"
ICT will be linked to research for projects and collecting and handling data for geography and history.
PSHCE- we will be continuing our work with our link schools, and Hercules will be welcoming Milnrow Parish children for a visit, and Robin Hood will be visiting their link school, Hopwood.