Welcome to Year Four.
Phase Leader: Mrs F. Edwards
Class 9 – Mr Bunce and Mrs Danks
Class 10 – Mrs Dosanjh and Mrs Danks
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.
We 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 a Roman villa.
We will begin Autumn 2 discovering more about Remembrance and the symbol of the poppy before we begin our second topic which is: ‘Walk Like An Egyptian’, where we will learn about the people of Ancient Egypt. Children will explore where Egypt is, what geographical features it has and why the River Nile was so important. Children will discover whatAncient Egyptian society was like, learn more about the Gods and Goddesses and will even develop their knowledge of mummification!
We will then move on to learn about Anglo-Saxon life, where children will explore how the Anglo-Saxons lived, where they came from and whom they fought with. We 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 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.
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.
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
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.