What makes someone an ultimate explorer?  Navigate, investigate and explore the world to reveal challenges faced by explorers, from Dame Ellen MacArthur sailing her boat across the stormy seas, to Scott and Amundsen’s deadly race to the South Pole.

Learn what impact plastic pollution has on the environment and help save our seas. Journey through the amazing Arctic and discover what changes we can make to tackle climate change and save our planet. Could you be the next Greta Thunberg?

Year 4

 Spring 2 week 1 video links:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-4/spring-week-6-number-fractions/ Maths fractions video support

https://vimeo.com/515201546 Monday Tin forest English 

https://vimeo.com/515672474 Tuesday Tin forest English 

 

Home Learning tasks:

Teacher

Miss Egan

Teaching Assistants

Ms Greenwood

Mr McKenna

 Welcome to Year 4!

A very warm welcome to the Year 4 class page. It is here where you can find out all about the daily routines of Year 4 and catch a glimpse of some of our wonderful work. This Spring Term we will be learning about our impact on the environment with our exciting geography topic 'Our Earth Matters'.

Read on to find out what else we will be learning about in the Spring Term. There are also links and ideas to help support learning at home.

 

Religion
Children will learn about the following topics:

 

  • Community- Through learning about the local church and how people of all ages are called to undertake various roles, called ministries, by virtues of their Baptism and Conformation.
  • Relating- Through exploring the Catechism of the Catholic Church, we will understand the Eucharist and how it unites us with God.
  • Giving- We will explore how life is full of opertunities for self-giving though Lent and Easter.

 

Maths 

Please use the following websites to support learning at home

Times tables:

Your child will be tested 3 times each week on their times tables.

Children will be given an opportunity to practise and attempt to beat their score.

Times Tables Rockstar logins will be in their reading record so that children can practise at home too.

The year 4 age related expectation is to recall and use multiplication and division facts up to 12x.

 

This term will be learning about the  following topics:

  • Number: Multiplication and Division
  • Measurement: Area
  • Number: Fractions
  • Number: Decimals

 

English

Reading

Please try to listen to your child read every day for 10 minutes. This should be followed by a discussion of the text. Please then update your child’s reading record book each time you hear them read including books they choose from home. You can record aspects they found difficult or if they particularly enjoyed it. Please ensure your child’s reading book and record are in school every day so we can hear your child read as often as possible.

Writing

In English this term we will be reading the following books and films:

  • Tin forest
  • Iron man
  • Lets investigate plastic pollution
  • Greta and the Giants

 For the Year 4 Curriculum objectives in reading, writing, spelling and handwriting which your child will be working towards across the year, please click the link below.

 http://www.primarycurriculum.me.uk/year4/english 

 

Science

We will also become experts in the use of classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things. Learn about the 7 characteristics of a living thing (MRS NERG/MRS GREN). Sort living things in a number of ways and make a dichotomous classification key to identify local invertebrates. Make observational drawings and a large-scale group drawing of an insect.

Year 4 will embark on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside our bodies! We will test the effects of sugary substances on our pearly whites and discover how food makes its way through our digestive system, helped by some mouth-watering saliva! Let's make a working model of the digestive system and use it to persuade others to eat healthily. Learn how to look after this marvellous, mixture-making machine we call our body.

 

 Creative Curriculum

Our topic this term is 'Our Earth Matters'.  We will be incorporate this topic into our writing as well as having a school trip to enhance our learning. 

Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see the creative curriculum overview for the Spring Term.