Welcome to Year 4!
During Year 4, children will experience a variety of engaging lessons and activities which aim to build on children’s knowledge and assist them in reaching their full potential.
In core subjects the children will continue to build on previously taught skills alongside learning new techniques and how to apply them in order to become fantastic writers, readers and mathematicians.
We will be starting the year off by learning about the Romans with our first topic ‘Romans Rule’, we will then move onto other exciting topics over the year such as ‘Rainforests’, ‘World’s Kitchen’ and ‘Crime and Punishment’.
During the Autumn Term, Year 4 will go swimming every Friday morning and will also have PE in school on a Wednesday so please ensure that children bring the correct kit into school for the right days.
Children will be tested on their spellings each Monday and given a new set of spellings to practise at home ready for the following week. Children will also have times tables test on a Tuesday and need to be working on these at home throughout the year. Occasionally there will be other pieces of formal homework sent home, but in the meantime I would like children to be practising basic number and arithmetic skills and writing as much as possible for fun at home. There are also lots of grammar, maths and spellings games and activities online you can complete too (if you have the time!)
It is important that children are reading either independently or with an adult at home too with a wide variety of books to help build their fluency and give them a wider vocabulary to help their writing styles.
The children have all settled well into the new expectations for year 4 and I hope throughout the year they are all going to try their hardest in everything that they do!
I am looking forward to a fun and exciting year filled with learning and laughter and I hope the children are too!
Mrs Jukes and Miss Palmer