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, having already travelled to Eureka earlier in the term. Our next trip is on the 21st January where 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.
AUTUMN TERM 2
Our Topic work this half-term is around the theme of South America.
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. We will be specifically liking our English work to Topic, focusing on the book Ada's Violin.
In Science, this term we will be focusing on 'Electricity' ' We will focus on Circuits and the use of electricity in society today. We will then study the terms conductor and insulator and how this can affect our circuits that we create. We will then research what electrical devices are made out of and the reasons for this. Throughout this unit we will be looking at different components of a circuit which students can experiment with. 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 initially be looking at stories from other cultures and will be focusing of newspaper reports. We will then move on to information texts. Children will also develop their editing skills having experienced this in the first half-term which did help improve their writing. Once a week the children will focus solely on Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG), although the features of this will be built into all English lessons that take place, due to its importance.
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 and last half term. 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.
Continuing learning at home is an important and will help children to consolidate their understanding of work done in class.Chatterday is designed to meet the needs of each child and you are strongly encouraged to support your child when he/she completes it. Please take time to create beautiful and inspirational work. All work should be something children are proud to show off. Take time and have fun with it. Please ask for paper if you do not have any at home.
Children will be given a set of spellings and times tables to learn which they will be tested on every Friday.
What did we get up to last half term?
The children of Year 4SB have been extremely active in their learning so far this year. In Science, children recreated the process of the digestive system using bananas, digestives and orange juice. Children have also been actively involved in lessons such as PE and History, learning in a variety of ways. Look at the pictures below!