Welcome to Year 4 

NEWSLETTERS

Please click here to view the welcome booklet for Years 3 and 4 2019.

To view newsletters, please click here.

To view the long term curriculum please click here.

 YEAR 3 & 4 CURRICULUM

Theme-Led Curriculum

What have the Ancient Greeks ever done for us? It was wonderful to see the children so excited and enthusiastic about their Greek geography learning during Autumn half term, and we look forward to the second part of our Theme learning about Greece. In this history-based topic, we will continue to learn about Greece and how it has helped shape modern thought, democracy and life in general through a number of smaller challenges:

  • Who were the ancient Greeks?
  • What did we learn from them?
  • What does Greek art tell us about their lives?

We will have a WOW day in the first few weeks (date to be confirmed), when the children can come to school in ancient Greek dress.

Science  Year 4 will ask the question 'Why is the sound of Ariana Grande enjoyed by so many people?' The children will be investigating sources, vibrations, loud and faint, pitch and volume. Sam the Sound Man will be leading a WOW Day of investigations which will culminate in the children making their own musical instruments.

To view the Year 3/4 long term plan and further curriculum information, please click here.

Year 4 Residential to High Adventure

Please click here to view the presentation which contains lots of information about the trip.

Details of an example menu, kit list and timetable along with some useful dos and don'ts may be found here.

 

Homework and Reading

There is an expectation that your child completes at least three twenty minute reading sessions a week at home. This can be independent, reading to an adult, on Bug Club or a mixture of reading and book discussion with an adult.

In addition to this, the children will know from their maths lessons which times table they need to practise and they need to do this at home twice a week. For the completion of the above tasks, children will be awarded three stars.

The homework diary can also be used as a means of communication between yourself and your child's teachers. Teachers will sign diaries every week and we ask that you also sign the diary weekly. 

Year 4 Multiplication Check

 Your child in Year 4 will be taking the statutory multiplication tables check (MTC) for the first time, in June this year. The purpose of the check is to determine whether pupils can fluently recall their times tables up to 12, which is essential for future success in mathematics. It will also help your child’s school to identify pupils who may need additional support.

An information leaflet can be found here, providing an update for parents including:

  • what happens during the check 
  • access arrangements 
  • how the results data is used