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Welcome to Year 4

The teachers in Year 4 are:
Mrs Ali (4A)
and
Mr Walsh (4W)

 

Also working in Year 4 are:

 Mrs Pinto and Mrs Nketsiah

Welcome to Year 4’s class page!

 

We have had a fantastic start to Year 4. The children are learning about many topics in history and science, such as The Ancient Egyptians in history, exploring the lives and traditions of the Egyptians and animals including humans in science, where the children are beginning to understand the function of our digestive system and how to keep our bodies healthy. They have made a great start in becoming role models for the new Year 3 classes and are adapting well to the challenges in Year 4.

 

Religious Education

Our Autumn topics in R.E. are ‘In the beginning’ and ‘Advent to Christmas’.  The children will learn how about the Genesis story and will understand how we use the bible to shape our life. We will explore the rituals and symbolism of Advent and its true meaning. The children will be able to describe and explain the meaning and purpose of a variety of forms of worship and these comprehensive lessons will aim to help the children to build reflectiveness in prayer.

 

English

In English, we are reading ‘Egyptian Cinderella’ and the children will explore the similarities and differences between the text and the original fairy tale. The children will explore the characters in detail and will have the opportunity to use drama to embed their understanding of the text. We will also be reading ‘Varjak Paw’. In this story the children will be exploring the mystery and adventure through the perception of an animal and the challenges he faces.

 

Maths

In maths, we are working to consolidate our knowledge within numbers up to 10,000, understanding place value, number bonds and apply these within problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

It is important that the children are able to apply this knowledge into every day and relevant problems and can recognise the key mathematical vocabulary within word problems. Children will be learning arithmetic skills during lessons and will need to be proficient in their 6 and 9 times tables for the Autumn term.

 

History

The children are developing their knowledge of the Ancient Egyptians. In this topic we will be exploring the lives and traditions of the Egyptians:

-Who the Egyptians were

-Where the Egyptians fit on the timeline of history

-How they lived: Structure of society

-Daily routines and diets

-Archaeological evidence of Egyptians

 

 

Science

In science this term we will be exploring States of Matter. The children will learn to:

•       Gathering evidence: of experiment involving solid to liquid.

•       The transition between the three states.

In our Animals Including Humans topic, the children will learn to draw conclusions and use straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions about how living things function. The children will be classifying different living things and recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways. They will also construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.

 

Expectations

We encourage all children to demonstrate a high standard of behaviour at all times in order to create a safe, respectful and happy learning environment.

Each class has participated in the process of making a set of ‘Golden Rules.’ The children have agreed to follow the rules as they understand that this will help their learning.

Respecting each other and all members of staff is expected and reflects the ethos of our school.

The children are required to listen carefully and to develop their self-control and concentration in class and in the playground.

Working together with parents and guardians plays a big part in establishing good relationships and standards of behaviour.

 

 

Homework

 

Subject

Day given

Day due

RE

Monday

Monday

Spellings & Sentences

Friday

Thursday

Maths (Topic related questions)

Friday

Monday

English (Reading comprehension)

Friday

Monday

Grammar

Friday

Monday

  • Reading daily (30mins minimum)
  • Times tables (x1 –x12)
  • Diary check & signed (Friday)

 

There may also be additional topic homework sent home through the year to extend the children’s learning.

 

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to term ahead!

Oh, how precious time is! Blessed are those who know how to make good use of it. Oh, if only all could understand how precious time is, undoubtedly everyone would do his best to spend it in a praiseworthy manner!

~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
 

Year 4 Curriculum Talk September 2018-19

As Headteacher and on behalf of all the members of St Michael & St Martin School community, I would like to welcome you to our school website. Within our school, we seek to create a supportive and friendly environment, where each child has the opportunity to develop spiritually, intellectually and socially.
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