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Welcome to Year 4!
We enjoy our learning with Miss Hood, Mrs Lawson, Mrs Gelder, Mrs Varley and Mrs Warner.
Black History Month
In year 4, we have researched Rosa Parks for Black History Month, this involved us learning about why she is famous, looking at a time line of significant events and learning more about her life.
We have also joined other classes in school and have learnt sign language to Bob Marley's song, Three Little Birds. Please see our videos below!
Year 4 Long Term Plan
Below is our long term planning document for Year 4. It shows the wide variety of learning that will take place in year 4 this academic year.
In Literacy, our first focus text will be The Borrowers by Mary Norton. We will be using drama and talk to develop descriptions and write our own stories. We will also be creating our own inventions using everyday objects, like the Borrowers, and explaining how these work through our non-fiction writing.
Our history work this half term will be focused around Henry VIII. We will be researching all about this fascinating historical figure and presenting our work through writing, drama and art. Our science topic will be States of Matter, exploring how solids, liquids and gases change state through investigations and observations.
Each week, children will be expected to complete a variety of homework tasks to support their in class learning. Tasks include:
Reading - Children are expected to read each week and return their book bag on their designated day, signed by an adult. All books books read (chapters in longer texts) will count towards the reading challenge. Children can also access their Reading Plus account both in school and at home. This programme helps to increase reading speed as well as comprehension.
Remember, this year you need to come to school in your P.E kit on a Thursday for outdoor P.E.
Outdoor PE - Thursdays
- White t-shirt
- Black/Navy shorts or jogging bottoms
- Tracksuit top for colder sessions
Every week, children need to complete a minimum of 100 points in their spelling journal. Awards will be given to children as they meet the different milestones. There will also be an award for Speller of the Week - the child who puts the most effort into their spelling journal homework.
Year 4 Robinwood Residential
We will be taking the children to Dobroyd Castle Robinwood Activity Centre in May. Any useful documents about this visit will be uploaded here when we receive them.
Until then, you can have a look at some of the past visits to Robinwood by clicking on School Life > Residentials > Robinwood.