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Staff

 

Year 4 is taught by Miss Hobbs and assisted by Mrs Kidman and Miss Stebbings.

 

Please feel free to call in after school if you would like to speak to us.

 

Learning

 

Our class motto is: "Happy and hard-working, courageous and creative."

 

Here is information about just some of the learning that takes place in Year 4.

 

Literacy

 

In literacy this year we discover many different types of stories. We read stories from a variety of cultures, discuss stories which raise issues and also try writing stories set in imaginary worlds. We spend time learning about non-fiction texts as well, having a go at becoming a playwright, typing our own newspaper reports and explore texts that persuade and instruct. There are also some exciting poetry weeks mixed in among all of this!

 

Maths

 

Maths is a chance for us to really consolidate our learning from last year and explore larger numbers. We make sure we are really good at our times tables and try to improve each week with Big Maths! Knowing different ways to add, subtract, multiply and divide gives us the confidence to try out lots of different types of calculations and problem solving. We explore 2D and 3D shapes as well as carrying out investigations and linking Maths to other curriculum areas.

 

Science

 

Through investigations, games, information texts and exploring we get creative in year four discovering all about the world around us.

This Autumn term our science topic is about states of matter - solids, liquids and gases. Anglia Water will be visiting us in school to explain their role in the water cycle and what we can do to be more sustainable.

 

Topics

 

Other popular year four topics include learning all about life during and after World War Two. We spend a long time getting creative in our learning to discover about many different aspects of life at this time. We are even lucky enough to go on an amazing trip to Stibbington, where we dress up as evacuees and are evacuated for the day to find out what life was like for children our age during WWII.

 

P.E. - We swim in the Autumn Term and learn how to balance and co-ordinate our bodies, develop our sports skills and play in teams for our other sessions.

 

I.C.T - The children will learn about coding, game making and e-safety amougst other areas. We also use the laptops to create graphs, typed pieces of work, carry out research and use Power Points to enhance our learning.

 

Music – Exploring different types of music and instruments, composing rhythms and music on manuscript paper.

 

D.T. – Healthy food preparation, money containers and a link to our electricity topic.

 

Art – Drawing, painting, ceramics, sewing, 3D modelling with mod-roc and landscapes.

 

R.E.- We have a day exploring each of the major religions during the year.

 

Routines

 

  • Our P.E. days are Monday and Wednesday. Children need to have shorts, t-shirt, tracksuit and trainers in school on these days. Please remove earrings on these days. In the Autumn Term we go swimming on a Monday so need swimming kit in school.
  • Homework is usually sent home on a Wednesday and returned on a Monday.

 

Reading

 

All children should take reading books home to read and share with their families every night.

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