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Year 4

“Learning is an active process. We learn by doing”

Dale Carnegie

                         

Year 4 is an exciting year for our children because they are becoming familiar with the learning and expectations as junior learners.

During Year 4 we provide opportunities for children to become independent thinkers, learners and decision makers.  They start this school year by earning their ‘pen license’.  This means they will start writing in pen to ensure that they are using neat and cursive handwriting and showing pride in the presentation of their work .

Since 2020, all Year 4 children in England are required to complete a Multiplication Tables Check in the summer term.  Therefore, the children will be working hard during Year 4 to learn their multiplication tables, playing lots of games, doing activities and lots of practice in class to ensure that they become fluent in this.

The teachers that will be supporting the children this year are Mrs Friar, Mrs Das, Mr Kilgarriff, Mrs Husain and Mrs Carter and our teaching assistants are Mrs Rainey, Mrs Rahman and Miss Pappoe.

PE and homework days are as follows:

 

 

PE

Homework out

Homework in

Reading

4FH

Monday and Wednesday

Set on Google Classroom every Friday

To be completed by the following Friday

Reading books to be read for at least 10 minutes each night.

4D

Monday and Thursday

Set on Google Classroom every Friday 

To be completed by the following Friday

Reading books to be read for at least 10 minutes each night.

4K

Monday and Tuesday

Set on Google Classroom every Friday

To be completed by the following Friday

Reading books to be read for at least 10 minutes each night.

 

The topics and activities we will be doing in Year 4 are as follows:

Volcanoes

In this topic the children will learn about where in the world volcanoes are found, how a volcano is formed, different types of volcanoes and what happens when a volcano erupts. The most exciting part of this topic will be when the children make their own active volcanoes!

The Ancient Greeks

During this topic, the children will be learning about life in Ancient Greece, locating Greece on a world map, finding out about famous Ancient Greeks, their lifestyles and famous myths and legends connected to this period of world history.

The Rotten Romans

Children will learn aspects of how the Roman Empire was founded and key events relating to the Roman invasion of Britain, briefly looking at Britain during Roman times through tribes such as the Celts. They will also learn about life as a Roman, their homes, the way they dressed and what they ate. The highlight of this topic is a visit to the wonderful Dewa Roman Experience in Chester in the summer term.

 

Year 4 Helpful learning websites

General

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ - Maths, English activities and games

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary - home learning activities and lessons

 

https://teachers.thenational.academy/ - Oak Academy - home learning activities and lessons


 

Maths

https://play.ttrockstars.com/ttrs/dashboard - access to TTRS for times table practice

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/477/Multiplication-Tables-Check - MTC practice test

 

Reading

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/help-child-learn-age-8-9/ - Oxford Owl - free reading books to read online

 

Spag

https://www.teachwire.net/news/7-of-the-best-online-grammar-games-for-ks2 - online Grammar games

 

Science

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z2pfb9q

Fun clips to watch and games to play on BBC Bitesize

https://classroom.thenational.academy/subjects-by-year/year-4/subjects/science

Oak Learning Academy has fantastic lessons, with videos and interactive quizzes

https://sciencebob.com/category/experiments/

Science Bob has lots of fun experiments that can be done at home

https://pstt.org.uk/resources/curriculum-materials/Science-Fun-at-Home

Science at Home - with Science Sparks and The Primary Science Teaching Trust

 

https://ed.ted.com/lessons?student_level=1&category=earth-and-space-science&direction=desc&sort=featured-position

TedED videos about Science and Technology

 

Geography

https://jurassiccoast.org/what-is-the-jurassic-coast/things-to-do/jurassic-coast-home-learning-activities/

https://jurassiccoast.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Ammonite-Diversity-on-the-Jurassic-Coast.pdf Ammonite factsheets 

https://www.geolsoc.org.uk/~/media/shared/documents/education%20and%20careers/Resources/FactSheets/Dinosaur%20factsheet%20-%20Aug%202017.pdf?la=en - What exactly is a dinosaur? 

Learn about the Jurassic coast, with hands on activities, fact sheets and quizzes.

https://getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/guides/great-british-outdoor-quiz/

GetOutSide - Geography quizzes, free maps to print and colour in 

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/map-skills

Mapzone - practise your mapping skills with this fun interactive game