Year 4

Mr Rooney

Welcome to Year 4!

Welcome back! I can’t believe that we are in the run-up to Christmas already. We had a fantastic first half term as Team Year 4 and I hope that everyone is returning well-rested and ready to learn.

We have an exciting half-term ahead of us, packed with learning and, of course, Christmas enterprise and productions – check the weekly updates for information on these events. If you are looking to buy your child some books for Christmas, but unsure which books to buy here is a great site with 100 recommended reads for Year 4

Keep checking this class page for updates.

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. More information is available below.

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 continuing to work hard on improving our writing. Using the graphic novel ‘Leo and the Gorgon’s Curse’ the children will be working on creating their own ideas to write a captivating story opener. In this writing unit, the children will develop their knowledge of sentence structure and cohesive devices, such as fronted adverbials and paragraphing.

In Maths…

After working hard on their number, addition and subtraction units, we are moving onto multiplication and division. We will be investigating different ways to tackle problems, as well as lots of times tables practice!

In Science…

Last half-term, we learnt all about our digestive system, teeth and food chains. This half-term, we will be learning all about habitats and life processes, as well as recapping different types of living thing.

In RE…

We are exploring the symbolism of light in Christianity and other religions. We have been discussing what it means to be described as being a light, as Jesus was, and exploring times when He brought his light upon the world. We are also taking the opportunity to explore how other religions symbolise light, such as Diwali in Hinduism and Hanukkah in Judaism.

In History…

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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