Welcome to Year 4’s page. Here you will find information about what we do in Year 4. You will be able to see photographs of some of our wonderful work and see some of our displays.
Year 4 Team
English in year 4 will include non-chronological report features of non-fiction texts such as contents page, index and glossary and non – chronological reports. The children will be expected to write in paragraphs, using simple and complex sentences (VCOP). All children will be expected to be able to write in joined–up script. We will be especially focussing on the correct use of punctuation including punctuation within sentences.
The main focus in Numeracy is to secure and further develop all aspects of Number work starting with place value.
- This will involve supporting all pupils in their mental recall of related multiplication and division facts, this is a very important aspect of Number.
- Once your child is secure in their multiplication and related division facts they will be able to more confidently and accurately apply this knowledge to solving complicated problems in Number. Please take the time to check your child has confident recall of their table facts.
- Problem Solving, ordering Decimals, Short Multiplication and Division.
Science in year 4 covers a range of exciting and interesting topics including electricity and sound. Children will learn about the topics in detail, using experiments to further develop their understanding.
Reading and Homework
Reading Homework – please look in their diaries to see how well they are doing with their reading comprehension skills.
Please ensure your child reads at least 8-10 pages every day at home, and if possible talk about what they have read. Your child will also need to write three or more quality sentences explaining in their own words what have happened to the characters etc. This will help the children to develop the higher reading skills needed for comprehension, prediction and inference.
If your child is a very fluent reader, it is still important that you take the time to hear them read sometimes, as they will probably come across words that they do not understand. It is also enjoyable and exciting to talk to someone about the book you are reading. Please make sure that their reading folder is in school each day and that the reading record is completed by your child and has been signed by an adult, when homework is completed.
Year 4 enjoyed an exciting trip to the Catalyst Museum. The children enjoyed learning about electricity and experimented with components and circuit making.
Year 4 enjoyed an afternoon of researching famous artists including Henri Rosseau and Nixiwaka Yawananawa. We looked at their early life and learned all about their inspiration for their artwork.
Year 4 enjoyed an energetic game of Kingball, demonstrating great resilience, teamwork and agility. Working together as part of a team we discussed tactics and were able to demonstrate excellent sportsmanship to opposing teams.
Year 4 have been practicing their times tables using a fun programme with interactive activities. Each child is assigned a Rockstar depending on their times tables knowledge and progress through the stages . Keep up the good work Year 4!
Year 4 enjoyed an interactive Virtual Reality experience with exciting Rainforest landscapes to explore. We wore virtual headsets with 360 degree views of the Rainforest exploring deforestation and the habitat of various animals. We enjoyed the interesting experience and were amazed at the vibrant, interactive displays.
The Great Kapok Tree
Pupils in Year 4 have been studying The Great Kapok Tree in their Power of Reading. They have learnt so much about the rainforest and deforestation. The children have created some wonderful works of art to represent various animals in their natural habitat.