Year 4J 2020 - 2021
After a busy first half term we are glad to be back and we are working harder than ever! What amazing children we have in Year 4 back to school, back to learning with commitment and enthusiasm. This half term we will be looking at the successes of the Ancient Egyptians in History. In science we have the electrifying topic of Electricity. The children will be getting stuck into practical work, building their own circuits and lighting up mini-light bulbs, as well as understanding the importance of being safe and thinking about conserving resources.
We are pleased to announce that this Year we will be taking part in Rochdale’s Linking Network Programme. This usually involves visits with and to our linking school in Heywood. This year however, it will be different in that we are doing “Virtual Linking.” We will be exchanging work, videos and messages with the children in a Covid safe way. There will still be lots of fun activities to do.
In English we have been looking at some Japanese poems that involve lots of syllable counting! We will be moving onto a book about Tutankhamun and another one about a very clever black cat.
Place value will continue to be a big focus for the start of this half term. This knowledge underpins everything else we learn about in maths. important! Further to this, we are starting to develop our skills in multiplication and look at challenging problems within all of our topics in maths. Later on this half term, we will explore the four operations in depth.
Although we have no swimming until the end of this latest lockdown, P.E. in school is continuing with Games and Gymnastics. Each class has individual times for P.E.
Thank you for your continued support.
Year 4 team!
Hello to all children, parents and carers and welcome to Year 4! We are all refreshed and raring to start a new school year after school was forced to close early. In class, we have already been hearing about the interesting things the children have been doing during the school closures. We hope you all enjoyed the time with your children.
The Year 4 team from the last academic year remains: Mrs Cavill, Mr Jolly, Mrs Palmer and Miss Helm. We also have additional help of Mrs Green for the first half of the week,
In English, work on fables has started; the children will be able to tell you some of the morals of these animal based tales. After this, we will move onto explanation texts linked to our Geography work and then instructions and explanations. In Maths, we will begin with work on place value before moving onto addition and subtraction later on in the half term. We will be trying to stretch and challenge the children, encouraging them to be able to explain HOW they have found an answer not just to write it. R.E. starts with the beginning of the big frieze, learning about the idea of creation and fall.
In Science, all the whole school are starting by studying their chemistry unit. Year 4’s is States of Matter where we will look at what the three states are and how they can change at different temperatures. The children will need to use some of the knowledge they gained during their materials work in KS1.
The first half of a full term begins with a geography unit. Year 4’s first topic is A Great American Road Trip, which begins with exploring the difference between a continent, country, state and city and what makes up North America and South America.
Also on the timetable is Music with Poetry (performance) and Environment (composition) topics; Computing – We are Software Developers; French - Playtime; and DT – Money Containers.
In P.E, swimming will take place on Mondays all year. The other P.E. slots are scheduled on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that you have your kit in on these days, although things can change so it would be beneficial if kits could be on your child’s peg all week.
Homework will usually be given out on a Wednesday and be expected in the following Monday. Spellings will also be handed out on a Wednesday and be tested on the following Wednesday. As well as reading at home with your child, it is also important that they have chance to play on TTRS. You can find their username and password in the back of their homework book.
We are so pleased to be back at school. Any questions should know be directed through phone call to the office. We will be happy to discuss any issues or questions you may have.
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Virtual Linking Network visit to M6 - November 20, by Mr Jolly
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