Welcome to Year 4!
Miss Smith (4S) and Mrs Copeland (4C) are the teachers in year 4 and have lots of helpers to ensure the children are working hard. They are Mrs Richardson and Mrs Slater in 4S and Miss Toussaint in 4C.
Homework will be given out at the start of each half term on a mind web for the children to choose an activity a week.
Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure your child has full PE kit in school on these days. Also, if your child's class is swimming on a Friday then please ensure full kit in sent in and washed weekly. In PE the children will be undergoing Handball and Dance.
In Maths this half term we will be focusing solely on place value and addition and subtraction using 4 digit numbers.
In English we will study a range of genres such as stories with a fantasy setting, explanation texts and play scripts. These will all link to the topic we are studying- 'Sparks might fly'.
In Science we will be exploring electricity and its importance in our society. Following on from this we will look at sources of electricity and how to build circuits. Finally we will work towards gaining our 'Young electricians apprenticeship award'.
In RE, the topic of the half term is 'God, David and the Psalms'. We will explore the values shown in the Bible and look at the teachings made by God and his followers. Most of our lessons will be explored through discussion and art.
In Computing the children will be learning how to begin computer programming using a program called Scratch. It can be accessed at home so that the children can practice!
In Music the children will be focusing on Abba songs and looking at key components of music in order to describe the songs. They will work towards a final performance of the song Mamma Mia.
In DT we will be researching and designing our own lighthouses. We will then make them out of scrap materials and finish by adding the lights linked to our topic of electricity.
Finally, PSHE and Spanish will be taught by our PPA teachers- Miss Young and Mrs Russell, this will be on a Wednesday afternoon.
If you have any questions or worries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, we are more than happy to discuss these with you.