Autumn Term 1 (2023)
Welcome to the Year Four website page
Welcome back and 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 C.S Lewis and it’s called ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’. This timeless book follows in the footsteps of the Pevensie children as they are evacuated from London during the war. The youngest (Lucy) then discovers a mysterious wardrobe that leads to another world…The kids are going to love this gripping page-turner! After that, we will enjoy ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ by Onjali Rauf– A more modern book filled with heart-warming moments teaching children the power of friendship.
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, however the library is also open every lunchtime for children to peruse books.
As writers, we will be writing a ‘Rags to Riches tale’, focusing on the fairy tale Cinderella. We will internalize this story using text mapping and then create a writing toolkit to allow us to write our very own stories. The children will then do an information text about a famous fairytale character and even some exciting pieces of writing all about the vicious Vikings. We will even delve into a bit of poetry as we will aim to not only write some of our own poems but also recite and perform some famous poems as well!
Then in Maths, we will begin by learning about place value, addition and subtraction. Please also encourage your children to learn their times tables as this will be integral to helping children with all areas associated with maths. A great, interactive way for children to do this is by logging onto TT Rockstars. Children can even achieve certificates and badges if they can reach Rockstar, Rock Legend and Rock Hero status!
This term, the children will be doing an online ‘Multiplication Check’. 25 random questions all the way up to 12 x 12 and the children have 6 seconds to answer each question. We firmly believe that TT Rockstars is the best way for children to become fluent and competent in their times tables.
We will be starting the term with our new history project, Invasion. In this project, children will learn all about the struggle for power between the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. Children will learn about their rise, life and achievements. Our other companion projects this term include food and the digestive system, sound, warp and weft, contrast and complement and interconnected world.
This term, children will be doing PE on a Thursday afternoon and our first unit of work is tag rugby. PE kit is to be worn to school on this day and the children will begin with tag rugby. Please ensure children are dressed appropriately and are ready for physical activity.
This term, the children will be visiting New Barn Field Centre to immerse themselves in the life of a Viking. We would love the children to dress up for this trip as it really adds to the experience. More information regarding the trip will follow shortly including a what they could possibly wear and what they will need to bring with them…Stay tuned.
Remember to check the Home Learning section every Friday to practice 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: