Welcome to Year 4
Miss Tyler - Teacher for Emerald Class and Year Group Leader
Miss Deaconu - Teacher for Indigo Class
Learning Support Practitioners: Mrs Bowyer and Miss Lanes.
Click on the tabs at the top of this page to learn more about our curriculum and topics for each half term.
Swimming lessons take place on Tuesdays for Year 4 children. Emerald class will be going swimming on Tuesday afternoons for the first half of the year, then Indigo class will go swimming for the second half of the year. PE is slightly different this year as the children who do not go swimming will not have PE every Tuesday, only on alternate weeks (for Autumn term this will 18th September, 2nd October, 16th October, 6th November, 20th November, 4th December and 19th December - this will be Indigo class), During the dates stated both Year 4 classes will do PE on a Thursday afternoon, but Indigo class, as they are not swimming will also do a PE session on a Thursday so they will need PE kit every week on that day. (Do not worry a message of reminder will be sent out). This routine will be what Emerald Class will do when Indigo class are swimming.
Please ensure your child brings a drink bottle to school with them every day - this should contain water. Your child will be able to refill their bottle during the school day from our special water coolers to keep themselves hydrated. Children may also bring a healthy snack to eat at playtime - you can find out more about suitable snacks here. Children are not to bring any toys, fidget toys, games, stationery/pencil case or other items into school from home.
If you have any questions or concerns about your child and their learning, please do drop into the school office to make an appointment as we are always happy to meet with you.
Homework helps to reinforce the learning that has gone on in school during the week. To immerse your child in reading is the most important thing. Children should read at home with an adult at least 5 times a week and this should be recorded in your child's home learning journal, which needs to been seen by the class teacher weekly on a Friday. There is a space to learn spellings, times tables and a half-termly homework project related to the topic, which all children are expected to complete and hand in before the end of each half term. You can find out more about our homework expectations here. Children are expected to bring their home learning journal and school reading books to school every day. Spelling tests and Times Table trackers are completed weekly to track children's learning.
Online learning resources
We subscribe to various websites which you can use at home to support your child's learning. Your child's teacher will be able to provide you with the necessary log in details, and these should be stuck in your child's home learning journal. Click on the links below to access the resources.
Doctor Doctor is our Science based topic for this half term. The children in Year 4 will learn about the different types of teeth humans have and stepping into the shoes of scientists to conduct experiments to see why humans need to look after their teeth appropriately. Part of this topic will also see the children learning about the different parts of the human digestive system and being able to understand the importance and job of each one.
Maths - the topics for this half term are to understand place value up to 10,000, then addition and subtraction of up to 3-digit numbers.
English - the children will be writing a piece of narrative based on a short film called 'teeth', an explanation text on the digestive system and a persuasive TV advert for toothpaste.
RE - Humanism - what is this religion? what are the beliefs of its followers?
PSHE - looking at feelings and keeping healthy.
DT - designing, budgeting and baking biscuits.
Computing - online safety and animation.
Spanish - Todo sobre mi dos (All about me 2)
Class text - Demon Dentist by David Williams.
Toga-tastic is our History based topic for this half term where the children will be stepping back in time and becoming history detectives to learn all about the Romans.
Maths - area, multiplication and division.
English - narrative on 'Escape from Pompeii', diary of a Roman soldier and a newspaper report on Boudicca.
RE - Judaism.
PSHE - relationships - How do we treat each other?
History - The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.
DT - constructing pavillions.
Art - explore, design and create Roman inspired mosaics.
Computing - online safety and writing for different audiences.
Spanish - continuation from Autumn 1.
Class text - Roman Myths.
Be the change...
Be the change is our Geography and Science based topic for this half term. Children will learn about rising sea levels, the ozone layer and how the climate has and is changing.
Maths - Multiplication and division, length and perimeter.
English - Persuasive letter, explanation text on the Water Cycle and narrative writing.
RE - Christianity.
PSHE - Living in the wider world - How can our choices make a difference to others?
Science - States of matter.
Geography - The water cycle, rivers and climate change.
DT - Textiles - phone cover.
Art - Orangutans
Computing - online safety and coding.
Spanish - En la escuela (In the school)
Class text - The Rhythm of the Rain
On the street where you live...
On the street where you live is our Geography and History based topic for this half term. Children will learn about the local area's history and geography.
Maths - Fractions and decimals
English - Narrative based on 'Flotsam', report ' How Bedfont has changed' and poetry based on 'Ocean meets the sky.'
RE - Sikhism.
PSHE - Health and well being - How can we manage risk in different places.
Science - Classification.
Geography - Locating counties and cities in the UK, human and physical geography.
History - Local history study.
Art - Street art - Banksy and Graffiti.
Computing - Effective searches.
Spanish - Continuation of last half term.
Class text - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Rhythm & Rhumba.
Rhythm & Rhumba is our Music and Science based topic for this half term. Children will learn about sound as well as the history of music.
Maths - Decimals, money and time.
English - Ed Sheeran biography, narrative based on 'The Piano' and chronological report based on the history of music.
RE - Islam.
PSHE - Health & Well being - What strengths and weaknesses do we have?
Science - Sound and Science week.
Geography - Biomes.
Art - Kandinsky.
Computing - Online safety and making music.
Spanish - Vamos de compras (Let's go shopping).
Class text - The 13 Storey Treehouse.
Eureka is our History based topic for this half term and will see the children stepping back into their history detective boots again to discover what Ancient Greece was like.
Maths - Shape, statistics, position and direction.
English - Narrative writing based on a Greek myth, explanation text on how the Greek civilisation have influenced the western world and non-chronological report related to Ancient Greece.
RE - Christianity
PSHE - Health & Well being - How will we grow and change?
Science - Electricity.
History - Greek life, achievements and their influence on the western world.
DT - Electrical systems - torches.
Art - 3D greek vases
Computing - Online safety and spreadsheets.
Spanish - continuation from last half term.
Class texts - Who let the Gods out? Greek myths and legends.