Welcome to Year Four
We are Miss Roy and Mrs Willis, who are excited to be teaching Year 4, and would like to welcome you to our Year 4 page, here you’ll find information about the 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. We also work alongside Mrs Jones and Mrs Glover, 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 one or as many projects as they like. Additional tasks may be added on the learning platform ‘I am Learning’, which at present is optional, but great fun!
- The awesome Egyptians
- What was life like in Ancient Egypt?
- Why is Tutankhamun so famous?
- What was mummification?
- How did the Ancient Egyptians build pyramids and why?
- Why were gods so important to the Ancient Egyptians?
- Can you write like an Egyptian?
During this half term (Autumn 1), the question we are investigating is ‘What did we learn from the Egyptians?’ This is a History based topic, but this will also feed into our English, Art and DT.
Children will have the opportunities to develop their knowledge and understanding of Ancient Egyptian times including: Tutankhamun, mummification, gods, the pyramids, Howard Carter and what life was like in those times. In addition, during DT sessions, children will be making paper mache Egyptian death masks and in Art they will create Egyptian silhouettes.
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 Thursday and Friday 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)
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!