Welcome to Year 4 SB!
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 and useful websites.
Keep your eye out below to stay up to date with our 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 - Lessons are now on Wednesdays and Fridays.
This term the children will study Gymnastics in Wednesdays PE sessions and on Fridays will have Hockey.
We have some fantastic trips coming up this year with our first trip being a trip to Eureka! We will be taking part in numerous scientific workshops on Tuesday 24th September.
On the 21st January we will be going to MOSI to take part in an electricity workshop.
Information will be sent out nearer the time.
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.
Our Topic work this half-term is around the theme of Ancient
Greece. This topic has a strong focus on History and 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.
In Science, our work will also revolve around the theme of 'Animals including humans'! We will focus on why the body needs a balanced diet and how we digest food. We will compare the diets of humans and a range of animals and take part in a study on teeth. After a brief revision of previous 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 initiallybe working on creative writing and will be focusing of description and write our own 1st person recount about meeting a mythical beast. We will then move on to 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 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.
Children will be given a set of spellings and times tables to learn which they will be tested on every Friday.
What we have been up to this week...
The children of Year 4SB have been extremely active in their learning this week. In Science, children recreated the process of the digestive system using bananas, digestives and orange juice. Pictures will be posted soon!