Year 4

Mr Kayley

Welcome to Year 4!

Welcome back! I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and are ready for a new school year.

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. Kayley 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 Fridays. Please ensure that your child brings the correct PE kit, which can be viewed here.

Swimming will start after the February half term, I’m sure that the children will love going to swimming lessons. Please can you make sure that your child brings the correct swimming kit every Tuesday.

Spellings will be given out on Monday 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 – 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. In summer term 2 the children will undertake a statutory multiplication check. So as a class we agree 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 Beasts of Olympus – Beast Keeper (currently available in The Works for only £2) which is a retelling of some of the stories about Ancient Greek gods. 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. The children have been working super hard to to draw upon all of the knowledge they have accumulated during year 3.

In Maths…

We will be learning about number and place value to 1000, Addition & Subtraction within 1000, and Multiplication & Division. 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 their Habitats, looking particularly how we can classify living things from their features. For the second half of the term the children will be investigating Animals including Humans – Digestive System / food chains.

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…

We will continue to learn about ancient civilisations and their legacies. In particular we will explore the Ancient Greeks, what life was like, the ways of life, the great thinkers of that time and their achievements. We will consider how our life in the Twenty-first century has been shaped by the Ancient Greeks.

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