Welcome to Year Four.
Phase Leader: Mrs F. Edwards
4EE- Miss E. Elliot
4JC- Miss J. Colman
Mrs M. Braitch
This year, we have many exciting topics in store for the children for their creative curriculum, which will support and continue to develop their skills in reading, writing and mathematics.
Children will be exploring ancient Rome in our ‘Welcome to Rome’ topic, where we will compare ancient Rome to modern day life. Children will explore how the Romans came to Britain and even experience how a Roman may have lived in Britain by visiting or exploring a Roman villa. The focus on invasion will be supported in Literacy where children create and record their own battle cry, listen out for them, they are very impressive!
Children will begin Autumn 2 discovering more about Remembrance and the symbol of the poppy, before continuing to build on learning developed in Year 3 focusing on World War One and Two. The emotive and inspiring works of Michael Morpurgo ‘Friend or Foe’ and ‘Rose Blanche’ will provide the literacy stimulus allowing children to question and discuss situations.
Children will then move on to learn about the exciting era in British history where they explore Anglo-Saxon life. Children will explore how the Anglo-Saxons lived, where they came from and whom they fought with. They will also focus on the renowned leader Alfred the Great and children will write a biography about the only monarch to be called ‘Great’.
The second topic for Spring Term is ‘Island to Island’ where children will compare and contrast a differing location to Great Britain. During this topic we will find out all about Jamaica and the people who live there. Children will discover the culture, food and geography of the island before showcasing their new found knowledge to parents in an assembly. We will complete our Island to Island topic with a Caribbean themed day of activities that include cricket, food tasting, music, and arts and crafts. Members of the school community are welcome to share this with us and develop this day.
In the Summer Term, children will learn all about the Wild West, we will discover how a cowboy would live, work, and even explore the differing lives and culture of the Native Americans. Children will use geographical language and knowledge to explore the area on a map and to identify different geographical features.
Finally, our last topic will explore ‘Steaming into The Future’ where children will research information about the industrial revolution and the impact this had on the local area. Linking to this topic we will also study the modern classic Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone.
During the summer term, children in Year 4 will take part in a multiplication tables check. To help parents with how best they can support their child in preparing for this we have put together as useful presentation. The link below will explain all about the check and some useful techniques to support your child in learning those tricky times tables.
Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check
Please click on the link below to see the DFE information for parents 2022 multiplication tables check https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1031901/2022_Information_for_parents_Multiplication_tables_check.pdf
Supporting your child at home.
Each week children will have homework, reading books and a list of spellings to take home. These are given out on a Wednesday and are due back the following Monday so that reading books can be changed and homework and spellings checked. Children also have access to TTRockstars and Spelling Shed, which can be used to support home learning.
Please join us where you can for parent workshops- these have been hugely popular and a lot of fun.