Year 4

Mr Parker

Welcome to Year 4!

Welcome back! I hope you have all had a lovely Easter holiday and are ready for a new term.

I have lots of exciting things planned for this term and can’t wait for the learning to begin.

If you need to contact me, please press the button on the right and start your message with FAO Mr. Parker or leave a message for me in the office. I will do my best to contact you as soon as I can.

Important Information:

PE is on Monday and Tuesday. Please ensure that your child brings the correct PE kit, which can be viewed here.

Swimming will continue on a Tuesday throughout the summer term. Please can you make sure that your child brings the correct swimming kit every Tuesday.

Spellings will be given out on Thursday and will be tested the following Thursday. I will also upload them to this page. The common exception words (below) are the spellings that your child is expected to know by the end of the year. However, additional words may appear in the weekly spellings to aid the learning of spelling rules.

Reading is incredibly important, and is a gateway to the rest of the curriculum. Please try to read for at least 10 minutes daily with your child. I would like to see your child’s reading record at least once per week – on Friday, and books can be changed when required. If your child has chosen a book that they do not like please change it as soon as possible.

Times Tables as I’m sure you’re already aware are very important, however this is even more so in year 4. Early in summer 2, the children will undertake a statutory multiplication check. So, as a class we agreed to go on TTRockstars for a minimum of 10 to15 minutes daily.

Come back to our class page regularly for updates.

What are we learning?

In English…

Our class text is currently is the lovely tale of the Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame (currently available in The Works for only £4). The children have loved learning about the story so far and I am sure this will continue through the rest of this half term. At the moment we are focusing on a writing a character description of the main character (Mr. Toad). The children have been working super hard to to draw upon all of the knowledge they have accumulated during year 3 and the first term of year 4.

In Maths…

We will be learning about further Multiplication & Division along with how to provide data through line graphs and bar charts. the children will also be developing their knowledge of fractions. We will also be developing our fluency including lots of work around our times tables in preparation for the Multiplication Check which comes later in the year (details to follow).

In Science…

Our Science topic for the first half term is Living Things and Humans, looking particularly at the digestive system, teeth and the food chain. For the second half of the term the children will be investigating States of Matter.

In RE…

We will be determining whether all church buildings and other places of worship look the same and have the same features. Are there similarities and differences between places of worship? What does it mean to belong to a church?

In History…

This term year 4, will be focusing on the water cycle and the formation and structure of rivers. The children will also be developing their knowledge and understanding of the world, focusing on specific countries. Year 4 will also be going on an exciting Educational Visit to Castleshaw on Wednesday 20th March to explore and deepen their understanding of the formation of how rivers come to be.

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East Crompton St George’s CE Primary School is proud to be part of the Cranmer Education Trust

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