Welcome to Year 4
Welcome to the spring term!
We hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas break and that you are ready to start a new term of learning in year 4.
We will be learning about Ancient Greece in history, animals including humans in science and in English, you will be writing an argument, to name just a few!
We are looking forward to a fun packed term and we look forward to all the opportunities we will be giving you to learn :)
Meet the Year 4 team
Miss. Le Masurier will teach 4KLM.
Mrs Walsh and Mr Jarvie will teach 4WJ.
Miss. Claughton will teach 4KLM every Tuesday morning and 4WJ on a Wednesday afternoon.
Our teaching assistants are Mrs Yearling, Mrs Baker and Mrs Lewis
Aspiration - We can be aspirational in different ways.
Underpinning all our learning and time together is our school values, they are also linked to our Dojo rewards. We will learn about and celebrate examples of each value daily.
Our value for this term is... aspiration.
This can be shown by: working hard to achieve a goal, being independent, getting better at something.
We will be discussing what it means to be aspirational, as well as these 2 key questions.
What do I want to achieve?
How can I work with others to achieve my goals?
Reading is a priority at Salisbury Road, therefore we will be practising our reading skills 5x a week using VIPERS to help us. In the classroom, we will use a mixture of choral, echo and ping pong reading, this will enable us to become confident, fluent readers.
Please remember to read at home four times a week to an adult. It is also really important that you record your reading in your reading record so your teacher can see how much you are reading at home. If you have read four times in a week, you will earn a raffle ticket for the reading raffle and have the chance to win a brand new book!
This term, the children are going to be writing an argument, looking a playscripts and writing a myth story.
Throughout their learning, the children will focus on deepening their knowledge even further on fronted adverbials, prepositions, subordinate clauses and expanded noun phrases.
This term we will be continuing with our learning of multiplication and division facts, fractions, place value - including tenths, hundredths and decimals as well as perimeter and length.
Please don't forget to keep practising your times tables - these are VERY important! If you get your sheet signed for going onto TTRS 4 times-a-week, you will earn a raffle ticket for a wonderful prize.
Challenge yourself to beat your classmates on TTRS.
This half term we will be learning all about animals including humans.
The children will be focusing on this content...
Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans
Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions
Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identify producers, predators and prey
In the second half term, we will be looking at sound...
We will focus on this content...
- The children will be making careful observations about how sound is made, associating some of them with something vibrating.
- The children will recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through the medium to the ear.
- The children will set up a simple, practical experiment to find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it.
- The children will recognise that vibrations from sounds travel to the ear using labelled diagrams.
This term we will be learning about Ancient Greece. Our big question is...
What legacy did the Ancient Greeks leave for us?
We will be learning lots of key dates, including the Battle of Marathon and we will be studying the Olympic games as well as democracy in our lessons this term.
Homework will be given to the children every Tuesday and will either consolidate their learning in school or extend their learning further. It will be expected back to school on the following Monday.
Sometimes, the homework may need to be completed via teams and other times it may be on paper or be a project to complete.
If you ever have any concerns about your child's homework, please speak to their class teacher.
Year 4 Spelling
Children will receive weekly spellings with their test taking place on a Monday.
Each week, they will have six spellings which follow the current rule they are learning and the other four words will comprise from the statutory list from the national curriculum.
We will teach the children strategies which will help them to learn their spellings.
** For the children having phonics sessions, they will be given a list of spellings by their phonics teacher each week**
4KLM will have PE on a Wednesday afternoon and 4WJ will have it on a Monday afternoon. However, this occasionally may change so please ensure they have their PE kit in school every day.