Children

Year Four

Welcome to Year Four

On our Year 4 page, you will find information about our current topics, homework, learning challenge questions, PE kit requirements, as well as any other information you may need.

In Year 4 we cover six fantastic topics:
Autumn 1: How can we re-discover the wonders of Ancient Egypt?
Autumn 2: What would you have done after school 150 years ago?
Spring 1: Why were the Romans so powerful and what did we learn from them?
Spring 2: What happens to the food we eat?
Summer 1: Why is the River Trent important to Nottinghamshire?
Summer 2 : How can we catch a thief?

Homework:

In Year 4, we endeavor to provide the children with varied opportunities within their Bingo Homework. The link below shows the 6 pieces of homework for this half term.

Y4 Digestive System Homework – Spring 2

Meet the Teaching Staff

Mrs Munnoch- 4KM
Miss Trolley- 4JT

We are also fortunate to be supported by:
Mrs Knowles- Teaching Assistant
Mr Unwin- Sports Coach
Mrs Harvey- Languages Leader

Reading and Times Tables

To support your child in their reading and times tables, our school planners have dedicated pages to enable this. Children are encouraged to engage in daily reading to promote a love of reading, practice fluency and understanding whilst also achieving our Reading Challenge certificates awarded in our celebration assemblies. Your child also has access to DoodleMaths, TimesTables Rockstars and PurpleMash to facilitate the practice of Maths skills, especially their times tables.

Spring 2 Topic: What happens to the food we eat?

Learning Challenge Questions:

What is the digestive system and why is it so important?
Why would it not be sensible to eat a burger every day?
How can you make a simple model, using junk material, to show how the digestive system works?
Why is it important to brush our teeth daily?
Why are shark’s teeth different to our teeth?
How can we create a food chain?

This half term our topic focus will be Science. We will be learning about our bodies and what happens to the food that we decide to eat. We will explore the vital organs we have in our digestive systems and what the function of these organs are. We will also be focusing on Italy in our Geography and D.T work and comparing this to the UK!

School Diary

Again this year, pupils will be receiving a new school planner. This will be complete with important school information and can be used as a point of contact between parents and teachers. These planners will be checked on a weekly basis and any reading children complete in school will be recorded in their planners too. It is therefore the children’s responsibility to have them in school every day. We encourage all parents to make a note and to sign all reading that children complete at home as these reads will be counted in our termly reading challenge.

Physical Education

PE in now every Wednesday, in Spring 2, for both Year 4 classes. We will start swimming on 02.03.20. This will take place on Monday mornings and the children will be required to bring their swimming bags to school on this day. Please refer to your swimming letter for the appropriate attire and the schedule for our swimming sessions.

We ask the children to bring fleeces and jogging trousers as well as outdoor footwear (if required during the colder months of the year), as the children will have an indoor and an outdoor session each week. This should include:

  • White T-shirt
  • Navy shorts (indoor PE)
  • Plimsolls/trainers
  • Navy or black tracksuit top and bottoms (for colder weather)
  • No earrings are allowed to be worn/covered during PE sessions

Additional Information

As teachers, we know that what may seem a little problem to an adult, can be a massive problem to a child – so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries, or if you just want to look at the children’s work on display. We look forward to continuing to work with you and your child!

King Edwin Primary and Nursery School