Welcome to Year Four
On our Year 4 page, you’ll find information about the current topics, homeworks, school diary and PE kit, as well as any other information you may need.
In Year 4 we cover six fantastic topics: Ancient Egypt, Electricity, Italy, Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Rivers. As teachers we do our absolute best to make these as exciting as possible, and if there is anything that you can offer that you think will help, please pop in and have a chat with one of us.
Meet the Teaching Staff
Our names are Miss Roy and Mrs Willis and we are lucky that we get to teach year 4, this year! We also work alongside Mrs Knowles, Mrs Furmage-Archer and Miss Pinnick , who help in our classroom and do so much more.
Our homework projects are due in before the end of each half-term and the children can do as many of the projects as they want. Additional tasks may be added on the learning platforms ‘DoodleMaths’ (free app) and ‘Purple Mash’ (internet), which at present is optional, but great fun! Can we achieve #1 in the country on Doodle Maths…?!
Christmas alphabet to make their own codes
Could we cope without electricity?
Why have we become so dependent on electricity?
What! No TV or play station! : What shall we do?
What are conductors and insulators and how are they associated with electricity?
Could you create a Christmas card that has a circuit?
How can you create an electrical circuit that has a switch or a buzzer?
How is electricity generated and what do we mean by alternative sources?
During this half-term (Autumn 2), we are learning all about electricity. This is a Science based topic, but this will also feed into our Literacy, Art and DT.
Again this year, pupils will be receiving a new school diary. This will be complete with important school information and can be used as a point of contact between parents and teachers. These diaries will be checked on a weekly basis. It is therefore the children’s responsibility to have them in school every day. Please feel free to comment on the reading children are doing at home. We encourage all parents to make a note of children’s reading as prizes will be awarded at the end of each half-term.
Reading is Fundamental. In fact, it is one of the most important ingredients to becoming all that you can be.
Reading develops the brain, provides a window into the world around you and helps you do better in all school subjects. We recommend that children are heard for at least fifteen minutes each night and notes to be made in their planners.
PE is every Tuesday and Thursday for both Year 4 classes. 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)
- Navy or black tracksuit top and bottoms (for colder weather)
- No earrings are allowed to be worn/covered during PE sessions
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!