Spring Term 1 (2023)
Welcome to the Year Four website page
Say hello to the Year 4 webpage! Here you will find all of the key information about what the children are getting up to this 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.
Our first novel this term is by Jenny Mclachlan. This is a bestselling book with incredible illustrations by Ben Mantle. The kids are going to love it! After that, we will enjoy Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley– A great book filled with humour and will have children gripped from the off. 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 fluency and comprehension. Our library day is Friday.
As writers, we will be writing our own warning stories, inspired by our model text ‘Reilly’. In this unit, we will be developing our ability to describe settings, characters and thoughts and feelings in detail. We will also be writing an information text all about witches and wizards and dabble in a spot of poetry.
Then in Maths, we will be continuing to learn about multiplication and division, as well as learning about length and perimeter. We will also be looking at fractions and decimals after half term. Please encourage your children to continue to learn their times tables. A great, interactive way for children to do this is by logging onto TTRockstars. Children can even achieve certificates and badges if they can reach Rockstar, Rock Legend and Rock Hero status!
We will be starting the term with our new Geography project, Misty Mountain, Winding River. In this project, the children will learn about the characteristics and features of rivers and mountain ranges around the world, including a detailed exploration of the ecosystems and processes that shape them and the land around them. We will also develop our ability to use maps, atlases and globes in order to find continents, countries and landmarks from around the world. Our other projects this term include states of matter, landscape art, grouping and classifying living things and analyzing functional and fancy fabrics.
This term, I am delighted to announce that children will be having swimming lessons on a Friday morning at Weymouth Swimming Pool. We will also be learning how to play basketball. Our PE lessons take place on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a warm PE in school each week.
I will be sending information very soon about our trip to Weymouth Outdoor Education Centre on Thursday 9th February. We will be learning all about mountain climbing in what promises to be the perfect ending to our project!
Remember to check the Home Learning section every Friday to practise your spellings and times tables for your tests the following week.
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to email me at: