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: Could you survive in the Australian deserts?
Spring 1: Why were the Romans so powerful and what did we learn from them?
Spring 2: Why is Italy such a cool place to live?
Summer 1: Why was the Islamic Civilisation known as the Golden Age?
Summer 2 : Why is the River Trent important to Nottinghamshire?

Homework:

In Year 4, we endeavour to provide the children with varied opportunities within their Bingo Homework. Each task is set as an Assignment on TEAMS. Please put photos etc of the homework on the Assignments page of TEAMS instead of bringing work into school.Y4 Ancient Egypt Homework Bingo 2020

We will also be setting weekly homework on Doodle Maths, English and Spelling related to our week’s learning, and we will have a weekly class battle on Times Tables Rock Stars.

Meet the Teaching Staff

Mrs Munnoch – Much the Miller’s Son – 4KM
Mrs Willis – Merry Men – 4CW

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, DoodleEnglish and DoodleSpell, TimesTables Rockstars and PurpleMash to facilitate the practise of Maths and English skills.

Autumn 1 Topic: How can we re-discover the wonders of Ancient Egypt?

Learning Challenge Questions:

1.     Where is Egypt?
2.     Who were the pharaohs and why were they so important?
3.     What is mummification?
4.     What is an archaeologist and how have they helped us find out about the past?
5.     What have we learnt from the Ancient Egyptians writing?
6.     What did the Ancient Egyptians believe in?

This half term our topic focus will be History. We will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians and how advanced their civilization was, the pharaohs and hieroglyphs, and how important the treasures found in the pyramids are. We will also be focusing on making museum exhibits in art, appreciating the songs of Abba in music and learning all about different states of matter in Science.

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 will take place every Tuesday and Thursday in Autumn 1 for both Year 4 classes. The children will have indoor and outdoor sessions of PE. PE kits should be kept at school during the week and should include:

  • White T-shirt
  • Navy/black 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. At this time it is not as easy to have face-to-face contact with you, so the best way to contact us is via email or a phone call to the office. We look forward to continuing to work with you and your child!

King Edwin Primary and Nursery School