Welcome to Year 4
Teacher - Mr Cross
Teaching Assistant - Miss Grenville & Mrs Gillam
What we are learning in Year 4...
In Maths we are looking at place value which will lead us on to the four operations. Our maths work is designed to include reasoning and problem solving throughout so as to ensure children embed their learning can be adaptable in using their mathematical learning.
In English we will be re-writing Traditional Tales – Please investigate traditional stories when reading at home and if you have books at home containing international stories, please email details to us or send a photograph of your books and we will include them on our English working wall.
In Science we will be looking at States of Matter (Solids, liquids and gases) including the water cycle.
Geography will see us do locational studies (contrasting Norwich and Ipswich) and mapping skills together with a look at the counties and cities of the UK.
In RE we will be looking at the topics ‘The Bible’ and ‘Trusting in God’. We will also be looking at what our faith means to us, prayers as well as Advent and Christmas towards the end of the term.
Our focus in the first half of the term in Art will be on drawing skills and will include self-portraits in the style of Picasso.
Our music learning in the first half term will focus around the ABBA song ‘Mamma Mia’ with the children learning to listen and appraise music, use instruments, and explore singing/music through improvisation, vocal techniques and performance. We are very lucky in Year 4 to have specialist tuition from our County Music Service. This is a wonderful opportunity to share our love of music.
PE lessons will take place on Wednesday morning and Thursday afternoons. PE will mainly take place outside whilst we have suitable weather. Please send children to school wearing appropriate PE kit including tracksuit bottoms if the weather is cold. Please ensure they have a change of shoes. PE will be taught in a safe manner with minimal contact between children.
Throughout this half term in our PSHE lessons, we will be encouraging children to become more aware of their own wellbeing and that of others and encourage the practice of Mindfulness to address any anxieties and promote positive mental health.