Welcome to Year 4
Our teachers are Miss Rehman (our Head of Year), Miss Weaver, Mr Ellerby and Miss Kettle. We have lots of amazing topics this year with trips to enhance our children's learning. (If you would like to offer your support for any of our trips, please let us know.).
In science this term, we are learning about living things and their habitats and looking closely at how to create classification diagrams. We are hoping to visit the Horniman museum in the Autumn term to see real creatures and go on a nature trail!
In maths we are all working from the Maths No Problem textbooks and other maths materials, which are great and helpful schemes to make sure that our children's knowledge in mathematics is strong, firm and fixed! We expect children to practise their Times tables rock stars every day to improve rapidly.
In literacy, we have started children off with exciting stories to explore and write about. They are working hard on their comprehension skills as well as 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 expect children to read at home every day and learn their spellings on the weekends.
We will be holding an exciting Roman Day where children will do some research and creative work on Julius Caesar, the Roman emperor, Roman numerals, mosaics and designed Roman shields. Each class will take part in Roman battles and learn why the Roman army’s battle strategies were so effective. They will learn how to use cardboard shields to protect themselves from soft balls thrown by the opposing side. Children have always thoroughly enjoyed this day!
We are linking with schools in Ghana to work on aspects of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and will be having zoom calls from Mr Benjamin Amo from Umuraniya Islamic Basic school in Accra, Ghana. We are very excited with continuing our wonderful work with our partner school.
Year 4 have also been able to get back into debating! Lots of children 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.