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Year 4

In Year 4, we continue to provide children with a broad and balanced curriculum that allows for creative thinking and the development of independent skills. We aim to teach this through a range of fun and exciting activities which underpin the learning of key skills across the curriculum. Furthermore, this year there will be a strong emphasis on the development of children’s mathematical and English skills, preparing them for the challenges of the Upper Key Stage Two curriculum.

Year Group Information
 

Class 4D

Teacher: Mrs Draper

Teaching Assistant: Miss Williamson

PE: Monday and Wednesday

Music: Wednesday morning

Spanish: Wednesday morning

 

Class 4V

Teachers: Miss Vernon

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Liddle

PE: Monday and Wednesday

Music: Wednesday morning

Spanish: Wednesday morning

 

Class 4S

Teacher & Year Group Leader: Miss Suffell

Teaching Assistants:  Mrs Patten and Mrs King

PE: Monday and Wednesday

Music: Wednesday morning

Spanish: Wednesday morning

 

Class 4F

Teacher: Miss Feeney

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lomax

PE: Monday and Wednesday

Music: Wednesday morning

Spanish: Wednesday morning

 

THemes 

A Picture in Time (Autumn 1 and 2)

Quality Texts: 'The Stone Age Boy' 

During this theme, the children take a step back in time to study the early civilization periods of the Stone Age and Ancient Egypt and how stories and discoveries have led to developing our understanding of these periods of history.

In Autumn 2, we will also be performing our Christmas production, an Egyptian Nativity, which will explain what is believed to have happened to Mary and Joseph after Jesus was born.

Going, going, gone...? (Spring 1 and 2)

Quality Texts: 'The Great Kapok Tree' by Lynne Cherry and 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell

The children will learn about South America, the Amazon Rainforest and issues surrounding culture, livelihoods and the impact of deforestation in the conservation of wildlife and traditions. In Art and DT, children will be designing and creating a rainforest diorama using work and techniques inspired by Henri Rousseau. 

Imagine (Summer 1)

During this term, the children will learn about the history and geography of Liverpool. In DT, they will design and build bridges, thinking carefully about the strength and structure of their designs. The children will also trace aspects of national history in Liverpool and use 4 and 6 figure grid references to locate Liverpool landmarks. 

Bright Sparks (Summer 2)

Our final topic in Year 4 is a science based topic around electricity and famous inventors. The children will learn to construct electrical circuits and identify its basic parts and common conductors and insulators. They will also have the opportunity to research famous inventors through time and become inventors themselves! 

Click here for our year group overview

Home Tasks 

Reading

In Year 4, we expect children to read at home with an adult 3 times a week. In addition to this, children should complete independent reading daily and this should be recorded in their Reading Record. 

If you are unable to get into school to change your book, please use the following link to access age appropriate texts for your children to read:

Oxford Owl E-Books

Homework

We aim to provide children with a range of homework activities to prepare for or consolidate their classroom learning. Homework will be given out on Friday to be finished by the following Tuesday unless otherwise instructed. Usually, there will be a 20 minute task relating to English, Maths and/or our current Theme. See Homework Books for guidelines and expectations.

Multiplication Tables

Times table knowledge is essential as a building block for all maths skills. We expect the children to know all their times tables off by heart, up to 12x12. It is important that the children take time to learn these throughout the week.  The children will complete a times tables test each week, working on a specific table until they know it thoroughly and then moving onto the next table.

With the Department of Education Multiplication Test coming up in June, we also want to equip your child with confidence, resilience and their best understanding of the multiplication tables up to 12x12. To encourage the children to continue to engage with learning their multiplication and division facts, we would like the children to access TT Rockstars regularly throughout the week. Children will be given the opportunity to practise their tables on TT Rockers twice a week in school and log in details will be given in the front of reading diaries, so the children can access this from home. 

 

 

Links 

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