Welcome to Year 4

Welcome to the Year 4 webpage

Year 4 Teaching Staff:

Mr W. Collington

Miss H. Fenton

Y4 Teaching Assistant:

Mrs M Wolstenholme

Below, you can see the learning overview for the year so you can see what will be taught and when:

Welcome back to our first half term. We hope that this page gives you and your families lots of information about some of the things we will be learning. Have a good look around.

Parents/carers, if you have any questions please contact your child's class teacher at school or e-mail enquiries@anstonparkjuniors.co.uk 

 

The information on this page might help you to find out new things or revise things that you already know. Going back over learning helps you to store the information in your long term memory.

Class Novels

Over the year, the two classes will be listening to and sharing a range of different class novels. 

These are the novels we will be reading:

4F: The Sheep-Pig

4C: 

 

During this half term, in Science we will be looking at animals including humans.

What are the different food types?

What are the different types of nutrients?

 

What are the different names and functions of human teeth?

How do we look after them?

We will also be finding out about the different parts of the United Kingdom. Do you know the difference between the British Isles, Great Britain and the United Kingdom? Do you know why the flag of the UK looks like it does? Do you know how to make sure it isn't flying upside down?

Can you name and locate the counties of the UK?

 

Parents and carers can find out more about English by visiting the English curriculum page. You can also find out more about the books from the Reading Menu that we will be studying in class and other great books on the menu by visiting the reading page - click here.

 

For the first half term, we will be studying animations and stories and then our writing will be based on them.

 

Something that will improve your English skills is to try to learn how to read and spell as many of these words as possible.

 

 

As you read your class novel, think about our VIPERS skills. Are there any questions that you can think of to challenge other people's thinking?

VIPERS questions.

Can you think of any VIPERS questions that you could ask about the novel? Let us know.

In the first term, we will be looking at place value and how numbers are made. Parents/Carers can visit the maths page of our website to find out more about our maths curriculum. To navigate there quickly, you can click here.

Do you know how many ones make ten? How many tens make one hundred? What is the greatest digit you can have in the ones column?

 

We will still be using TT Rockstars. You can practise your times tables your same login and password at home. Click the picture below to visit the website.

Parents, click the logo below to visit an information page where you can find out about key parts of the curriculum for this topic.

Remember that good scientists ask questions. Do you have any questions about our topic that you would like to find the answer to? You can submit them below.

What would you like to learn about in our topic? Do you have any questions?

It is an expectation that each week all children read at least 3 times per week and practise their times tables.

 

  • Times tables will be tested in school weekly, your child should know which times table they are working on. By the end of year 4, all children should be able to quickly recall times table facts up to 12 x 12.

If you would like to take part in any other home learning activities please explore our homework menu. This is a list of topic related activities you can complete at home. Please encourage your child to share any home learning with us in school - we would love to share it with other children and display their efforts in school.

 

If you are going to use the internet for any research, stay safe. Remember what we learnt about e-safety and staying safe online...

Other Useful Information

 

PE

All of Year 4 will have 2 PE sessions a week. One of which is likely to be with our sports coach - Mr Smith. 

Please ensure that your child brings their PE kit in on a Monday and keeps it in school until Friday (when it will be sent home for washing etc). This is very important as sometimes timetables may need to be changed and PE sessions may be on alternative days.

Also, please consider what you send your child with for PE, particularly during winter months as we will continue to do PE outside whenever possible.  

 

 

Please be reminded that no jewellery should be worn and earrings MUST be removed before PE  by the child for any PE session. Long hair needs to be tied back.

 

USEFUL WEBSITES: 

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

This website has a good range of free games to practise phonics and decoding skills.

 

http://www.sentenceplay.co.uk/

This has a good range of games which support your child’s spelling and grammar skills.

 

 

https://ttrockstars.com/

This is a fun and competitive way for your child to learn their times tables. Look out for new competitions and challenges. Try to top your class leader board.