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 A. Wright (PPA Cover Thurs PM)
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.
Spring A 2023
This term we start a new question:
Would you rather be a Roman or a Greek?
In English we are learning how to write poetry on a theme and persuasive narratives. 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 multiplication and division. Times tables continue to be very important this year so we will do lots of practise using Times Tables Rockstars!
In Science we will be investigating states of matter!
In History we will be finding out how the Ancient Romans lived their daily lives and their impact on our modern-day lives. We will be making lots of comparisons to the Ancient Greeks.
In Geography our focus will be on Mountains, how they are formed, mountain life and locating some of the world’s mountainous regions.
In DT we will be learning about healthy eating and looking into the food eaten by Romans along with the seasonality of ingredients and how these are grown, reared, caught and processed. We will be making our own pizzas.
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 how to describe habitats.
This term our PSHE themes are: A Balanced Diet and Working with Food.
Our Class Novel is How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
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. Thursday afternoon for Hercules is Outdoor PE and Swimming on a Wednesday Morning. For Robin Hood, PE lessons are indoors on a Thursday 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 continue to have Swimming every Wednesday leaving school at 10.00am each time, the last lesson will be on Wednesday 30th January then it will be the turn of Robin Hood to go. Further details with times for Robin Hood pupils will be sent to you on Class Dojo by Miss Arnall. Please make sure they arrive on time with their kits.
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