Spring Term 1 (2021)
Welcome to Year 4
Say hello to the Year 4 webpage! Here you will find regular updates and information about what the children are getting up to at school ! Please read the information below to ensure you know what to expect this half term…
The door for Year 4 will be opened at 8:45am and will close at 8.55am for registration. Please ensure children arrive on time to ensure that they can settle into the school day successfully. There will be a staff member each day to welcome them into school. Year 4 collection time is 3.15pm from the Key Stage Two gates (lower playground). A member of the staff will walk the children down to the gate to ensure they are collected safely at the end of the day.
Reading- Reading continues to be an important part of the day. Please ensure that your child reads at home daily and that this is recorded in their reading record. Your child’s reading book and reading record need to be sent into school daily to enable us to read at school, change books and monitor your child’s reading progress. A mixture of them reading to an adult as well as reading independently is encouraged in order for children to develop their fluidity and comprehension. During this half term, we shall finish reading ‘Deadman’s Cove’ and then tuck into a book called ‘The Land of Roar’ by Jenny McLachlan. A book brimming with magic and wonder!
Topic- Misty Mountains, Winding Rivers- Brace yourselves…pack some warm socks as we set off on an adventure of a lifetime! In this topic, we will learn about the characteristics and physical processes of rivers, including how they shape the landscape over time, their significance around the world and the impact of flooding. We will discover how to use an eight-point compass and use four/six-figure grid references, symbols and a key to locate and plot geographical places and features on a map. We will have the opportunity to learn about the stages of the water cycle and about mountains and their different formations We will study mountain ranges in the United Kingdom and around the world. We will also learn about habitats and how human and natural influences can have an impact on the environment.
Physical Education- All PE will be taught outside and will involve a wide range of sports. We aim to do PE on a Wednesday and sometimes on a Friday, however as we are renowned for having unpredictable weather, please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school every day.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to email me at:
Mr. Prior 🙂