Year 4 2022 - 2023
Year 4 Teacher
YEAR 4 TA
Welcome to Year 4.
Our class teacher is Mr Dwyer and our teaching assistant is Mrs Yates
Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely Easter break and are ready for the return to school.
I hope you're all as excited as me to continue our Year 4 adventure together.
During the next 6 weeks, we will be delving into the topic of the Romans. We will focus on how they successfully invaded Britain, their way of life and how the Romans have influenced our lives today. In English, we'll be looking at the story 'Roman Diary: The Journal of Ilona'. Completing a diary recount as Ilona, providing the reader with a passageway back in time!
In Maths, the children will be focusing on identifying, representing and estimating numbers using different representations. Rounding numbers and solving number problems using +, -, x and division. We will be comparing and ordering fractions and their decimal equivalents. Plus, exploring and understanding area/angles. Times tables will also be practiced daily.
In Science, we will be investigating 'Light'. We will be identiying the differences between night and day, understanding how the sun sets and rises, how shadows behave and why certain materials reflect light!
In RE, pupils will explore the unit, ‘Are all churches the same?'. The aim of this unit is to gain a knowledge and understanding of the different places of worship within Christianity and other faiths across the world, plus developing further understanding of symbolism.
In Art, this half term, we will be looking at the artist Georgia O'Keeffe and other artists who focus on plants in their artwork. We will focusing on the importance of attention to detail, mix tints, shades and tones of colour.
Please have a look at 'The Curriculum Overview' below (file to download) to learn all about the new things we will be learning about this half term.
Please be assured that as a school we are following the most up to date guidelines with your child's safety being one of our highest priorities.
If there is anything at all I can help with and support you with, please do not hesitate to contact me on email@example.com.
Weekly homework will be handed out every Friday specific to your child, to be completed for the following Friday. Please complete these tasks as often as possible as it will only positvely benefit your child's development moving forward.
Every half term, Year 4 will receive a homework grid. There are a variety of activities to have a go at on the grid, which can be completed at any point throughout this half term. We understand that family life is busy, therefore, it is not essential that all of these activities are completed but we do ask that your child aims to complete some of the activities to reinforce their learning across the curriculum.
Reading and Spellings
Reading at home is incredibly valuable, children who read frequently at home are more likely to obtain the necessary progress required in Year 4. If possible, we would suggest that you read with your child for 10 minutes each night as this is far more effective than trying to encourage them to read at length after a tiring day at school.
Please read each book with your child and then encourage them to have a go at reading independently. Talking about the story with them and asking questions to develop comprehension skills.
Spellings will be handed out every Friday for a spelling test the following Friday. It is extremely important that your child works hard to practise their spellings at home to ensure a good result in their spelling test.
Please continue to use and check Bug Club regularly as stories appropriate to your child's ability will be allocated. These online story books will help your child meet their reading target, aiding them in improving their reading ability. If there is any issues with logging on to Bug Club, please contact me on the above email so that I can solve the problem.
In your free time, please continue to enjoy our exciting new reading platform - SORA - a portal to a whole new world of reading. If there is any issues with logging on to SORA, please contact me on the above email so that I can solve the problem.
PE & Swimming
Year 4 have a PE lesson every Monday afternoon.
Please ensure that your child has a fully labelled PE kit!
Also, please bring your child to school in their PE kit on Mondays. (Black or white clothing)
If you would like your child to have milk, you will need to register them on the cool milk website and pay the required termly fee.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mr Dwyer and Mrs Yates
Files to Download
Year 4: News items
Mercer Park Free Community Fun Day, by Mr Wilson
SEND Information for parents, by Mr McNab
Summer term 1 Newsletter, by Mrs Morgan
Year 4: Blog items
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Year 4: Gallery items
Easter Mass service, by Mr McNab
Matilda ASC performance, by Mr McNab
Year 4: Events items
Year 3 and Year 4 School trip Thornton Hall, by Mr McNab
Year 4 Tolkien experience, by Mr McNab
PGL Winmarleigh hall, by Mr McNab