Welcome to Year 4
Our teachers are Miss Rehman (our Head of Year), Miss Weaver, Miss White, Miss Ahmed and Miss Kettle. We have lots of amazing topics this year with some trips if possible to enhance our children's learning.
In science this term, we are learning about living things and their habitats, looking closely at how to create classification diagrams. We visited West Ham Park to see some of the amazing creatures in their natural habitats. The Year group loved seeing all the creatures they could find and it was a great hands on experience for them all.
If you would like to offer your support for any of our trips, please let us know.
In maths we are all working from the Maths No Problem textbooks, which is a great and helpful scheme to make sure that our children's knowledge in mathematics is strong, firm and fixed!
In literacy, we have started children off with exciting writing competitions and they are working hard on their creative writing skills. Children can access library books once a week and we have a wealth of books in our classrooms for children to enjoy.
We had an exciting Roman Day recently where children did some research and creative work on Julius Caesar, the Roman emperor, Roman numerals, mosaics and designed Roman shields. Each class also took part in Roman battles and learnt why the Roman army’s battle strategies were so effective. They learnt how to use shields and protect themselves from soft balls thrown by the opposing side. The children thoroughly enjoyed the day!
We are linking with schools in Ghana to work on aspects of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and we have already had a zoom call from Mr Benjamin Amo from Amuman M/A Basic school in Accra Ghana. The children presented some lovely poems and asked questions about life in Ghana.
Year 4 have also been able to get back into debating! Nearly half the year have joined up for lunchtime sessions to improve their confidence and reasoning skills. They are excited to develop their speaking and listening and even take part in structured debates.
Keep checking this page for more year 4 updates.