Year 4

Mr Rooney

Welcome to Year 4!

My name is Mr Rooney and I am delighted to be working in Year 4 this year. I hope that you all have had a lovely summer and are ready to get back to learning. We have some exciting units of work to start us off, and hopefully we will have as close to a ‘normal’ year as possible. I can’t wait to see you all again and get started!

Important Information:

In June, Year 4 will sit the statutory multiplication tables check, please practise timetables with your children, and give them access to TT Rockstars/Purple Mash. Ask me for their passwords if required.

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

Spellings will be given out on Mondays and will be tested the following Monday. 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, 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.

Come back to our class page regularly for updates.

If you need to contact me, please press the button on the right and ensure that you put ‘FAO: Mr Rooney’ in the title. I will get back to you as quickly as I can. Alternatively, contact the office and leave a message.

What are we learning?

In English…

We will be reading ‘Bests of Olympus, Beast Keeper’ by Lucy Coats. This is an exciting adventure novel following Demon, who is our main character. We will be focussing on narrative writing and a non-chronological report. We will also use the text to aid our reading skills.

In Maths…

We will be using our prior knowledge to venture further with place value, looking beyond the 1,000s. We will work had on comparing and ordering numbers, as well as finding efficient ways to count and estimate. In fluency, we will be working hard on our multiplication tables, which are a very important part of Year 4.

In Science…

Our unit is ‘Animals including humans’. We will be learning about our digestive system, teeth and life cycles. We will also be conducting an exciting egg-speriment!

In RE…

We are answering the question ‘are all churches the same?’ We will be exploring similarities and differences between denominations, learning about how Christianity is a multi-cultural, worldwide faith.

In Topic…

We are learning all about the Ancient Greeks! The children will learn exciting facts and conduct an historical investigation, increasing their use of sources as evidence. We will also be focussing on their knowledge of chronology. Click on the file below to access the Knowledge organiser for this unit.

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