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Year 4
Welcome to Year 4!

Our webpage invites you to be a fly on the wall and lets you take a peek at some of the work we will be doing during our lessons this year! Make sure you access the e-bag for learning resources, useful web sites, homework help, letters and weekly homework.

Keep your eye out below to stay up to date with our top news!

TOP NEWS:

Keep your eye on this section of the webpage for information on homework, trips and special events coming up throughout the half-term. Also keep checking the e-bag for letters and for an overview of our termly curriculum.

**Do not forget both indoor and outdoor PE kits on Mondays and Tuesdays.

**SCHOOL TRIP! Please send reply sips back from our letters for our exciting trip to the MOSI centre in December! We will be going to learn more about circuits whilst we are studying Electricity in Science.

** As part of our Anglo-Saxon unit of study, we made our own butter - did your child let you try some of the sample they brought home? Thank you to all parents that came in to help us on our Anglo-Saxon day - the bread was delicious and the cheese was enjoyed by all!


LEARNING IN YEAR 4

In Year 4 children are encouraged to reach their full potential in every aspect of their learning and wider school achievements. They will learn to apply their initiative as they become more confident and independent learners.
As well as lessons providing children with a challenge, they are stimulating and fun! Children are given plenty of opportunities for ‘hands-on’ experiences as well as opportunities to share and exhibit their work.
Year 4 children are given the opportunity to take greater ownership over their learning this year and are encouraged to manage their own progress by working towards personal targets.
Having an enjoyment of learning is central to the ethos of year 4 and each child will receive the individual support and encouragement needed to be successful and proud of their achievements.
The best way you can help your child this year is to help them to complete their homework and to learn spellings and times tables each week.

On the rest of this page you will be able to find photographs, examples of children's work and information about what we are learning in class - including details of any exciting events or trips that are coming up!

Stay posted for updates.


A mysterious discovery; the pelvis of Richard III?Football coachingSkateboardingSkateboardingArt workChinese New YearVisitors from IndiaWorld book dayMerry Christmas!Visitors from India!Making circuits for our robots.Taking it easy! Christmas partyScience!Science!Science!Science!Science!Eclipse!March - Trafford schools football tournament Y4 Gymnastics competition practicing for our class assemblyScience - which is the fuzzier drink?Learning about proportion - drawing portraits Learning about proportion - drawing portraits Learning about proportion - drawing portraits G-ForceCinderella at the Palace theatre Teachers getting into Children in NeedCinderella at the Palace theatre In which liquid will the egg decay most quickly?
Learning Goals
AUTUMN TERM

Our Topic work this term is around the theme of the Anglo Saxons and the Scots. This topic has a strong focus on History/Geography but also covers aspects of Science, Maths, Art/D&T, Drama, Music and ICT learning objectives. It gives children a chance to take ownership over their own learning: Throughout the term the class will carry out group projects based on a related theme of their own choice as well.


In Science, our work will also revolve around the theme of 'Animals including Humans'! We will focus on digestion, teeth, food chains and links between different species. After a brief revision of Y3 objectives, investigations will be carried out to discover how food is digested in the body and what causes tooth decay. Children will use their skills and knowledge to organise and carry out experiments and investigations themselves, both independently and working in groups.

In English, we will be working on both fiction and non-fiction including poetry. Throughout, children will also develop theirs writing and editing skills. Children will be developing their writing throughout and will apply and develop their punctuation, grammar and spelling strategies. As well as reading and responding to a variety of texts, there will be plenty of opportunity for children to engage in drama and discussion.

In Maths, children will engage in a variety of mathematical challenges including word problems, practical activities and mental maths skills. As well as revising, recapping and developing upon many of the more challenging areas covered throughout last year, we will be holding weekly times tables challenges; a speedy recall of our times tables facts will help throughout the year as we cover new objectives. Ask your son/daughter about our times tables wall! A more detailed breakdown of our objectives can be obtained on request.
Homework
Homework is an important element of learning and will help children to consolidate their understanding of work carried out in class. It is designed to meet the needs of each child and you are strongly encouraged to support your child when he/she completes it.

Literacy will be given out on a Tuesday and handed in on a Friday and Numeracy homework will be given out on a Friday and given in on a Monday.
Alongside this work children will be given a set of spellings and times tables to learn which they will be tested on every Friday.
Children's Work

Here are some examples of work done by children in our class. Click on a piece of work for a closer view.

Exploring x-raysExploring x-raysExploring x-raysInvestigating the human bodyExploring how our muscles workSports dayFootball training with Altrincham F.CFootball training with Altrincham F.CSampling salt fish, water crackers, Jamaican spice, jerk beef and coconut/mango juice!Visit from Mr. Stenett on European languages dayRosettes sporting the colours of the Jamaican flag on European languages dayThe making of the 'Mary Rose'The making of the 'Mary Rose'Sampling our home made apple sauce!Trip to Bramall HallScience dayScience day

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