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
Mrs Gosh (Monday - Wednesday)
Miss K Humphrey (now on Maternity Leave)
Mrs Z Latif (PPA Cover and Catch-up Teacher)
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.
Summer A 2023
This term we continue our enquiry question:
What can we do to keep our planet cool?
In English we are learning how to write a setting description in our narrative unit. We will then begin to make an information booklet which will include instructions, a recount and an explanation. Your child also receives a daily reading session in the form of a whole class reading lesson or a small group guided read.
In Maths we will be learning about decimals and money. Times tables continue to be of importance as we edge closer towards the Multiplication Check which will take place in the first 3 weeks of Summer B.
In Science we will be completing our Living Things and their Habitats unit!
In History we will complete our previous two history units on The Ancient Greeks and The Romans by deciding which one we would have preferred to be, giving reasons, based on the knowledge we have gained.
In Geography our focus will be on Volcanoes and Earthquakes and Climate Zones, which links very well to our Big Question.
In Art this term we will make a piece of artwork in the style of J W Turner.
In Music and R.E., we follow the Charanga music scheme and the Rochdale Agreed Syllabus respectively.
In Spanish, your child will learn how to order food in a spanish café.
This term our PSHE themes are: Loss and Separation and Family Changes.
In Hercules the class novel is Little-Badman and the invasion of the Killer Aunties.
In Robin Hood the class novel is Little-Badman and the radioactive samosa by Humza Ahmed.
The children will have weekly spellings to practise and will be set up on Spelling Shed, the spellings will also be uploaded to Class Dojo weekly. Each Friday your child will have a spelling test. If your child does phonics they will only be tested on the first 5 spellings from the list.
They must access Spelling Shed at home to help practise their spellings using their individual log-in.
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.
Hercules should come to school every Wednesday in their PE Kit so that they are ready for Gymnastics in the afternoon. They should then bring their PE Kit in a bag with them on Thursday so that they can get changed for their outdoor PE lesson which will be badminton.
Robin Hood should bring their Swimming Kits into school every Wednesday and should bring their PE Kit in with them on a Thursday to get changed into ready for their outdoor PE lesson which will be badminton.
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