Welcome to Year 4
I am delighted to welcome you to the wonderful world of Year 4. On this page, you will find the fantastic work we have been doing this year. The children will enjoy a broad and balanced curriculum with a focus on embedding learning from last year as well as mastering the Year 4 curriculum.
In Year 4 we encourage a growth mindset attitude to learning with children working towards becoming independent learners as they gain more responsibility through self-marking, home learning and leadership roles within the class.
We look forward to working closely with you and your child over the next year.
Y4 Additional Learning Resources Suggestions
Autumn 2 Learning 2020
During the second half of the autumn term Year 4 have been working on addition and subtraction skills, first mentally and more recently formal written methods. We used base ten and number discs to help us regroup and partition numbers.
In our P.E. lessons we have been focusing on athletic skills where we leant the javelin throw, relay race and long jump. Here are some videos of us throwing javelins.
Our literacy lessons have been focused on learning the three main types of sentences, simple, compound and complex. We used these sentences to create an action adventure story based on our book ‘Arthur and the Golden Rope’ and speeches to persuade people to ban The Dark as in our book ‘The king Who Banned the Dark’.
During our RE learning we have focused on the story of Jesus birth, thinking about the Annunciation and how we remember this today in our Rosary prayers. We also though about the true meaning of Christmas and how this is represented in Christmas cards. In our Rejoice session with Father Dominick we learnt about the Advent wreath and what each part symbolizes, we then made our own Advent wreath in class.
Autumn 1 Learning 2020
This term in Year 4 we have been learning about sound. We have discovered that sound travels through vibrations in the air. Then we went outside and investigated what materials sound travels through to reach us. We compared which materials let sound through more than others and discovered that sound passes through thinner materials more easily.
During our literacy lessons, we have be focusing on the book Journey by Arron Becker. We have written poetry about new places through magical doors and about different colors. As it is a picture book, we had great fun creating our own words to go with the story.
Our RE learning focused on stories from the Bible, so we practised how to find certain passages in the Old and New Testaments. We also created our own Bible’s and wrote a blurb telling people what the Bible was all about and why it is important. We were also very lucky and got to take part in a Judaism workshop where we discovered interesting facts about the Torah and how it helps Jewish people live their life. During the month of October, our Apostles of Mercy have been leading us in saying the Rosary.
In our math sessions, we have been focusing on place value, rounding numbers, ordering numbers and concrete representation using the base