Welcome everybody to Year 4's class page
Class Teacher: Mrs Elliott (Mon-Weds) & Miss Mulholland (Thurs & Fri)
LSA: Mrs Monks
If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of the Year 4 team.
Reading at home
For the time being, 2 or 3 books will be sent home every Monday for your child to read during the week ready to be returned each Friday so they can be cleaned and re-distributed after the weekend. New books will go home again every Monday.
We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child, but do ask that you make every effort to read at least 5 times per week with them, and make a comment in their reading records. Each time a child reads and gets their book signed they will receive a raffle ticket to be entered into our Reading Draw where they stand to win a wonderful prize at the end of the term.
Reading at home doesn't always mean their school reading books, it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, kindle books to instructions of a board game.
Please follow the link below to access EPIC which is an online book library.
Times table homework will be given out every Monday with a text the following Monday. Spelling homework will be given out every Friday with a test the following Friday. Any additional homework tasks will be set on Seesaw and will link into our subjects and topics for the half term.
If your child is at home self-isolating, work will be provided via Seesaw for your child to complete. This will reciprocate the work being covered in class. Please check Seesaw daily for updates and tasks set.
Our P.E days are Tuesday and Wednesday.
Please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their full P.E kit on P.E days. Children will not be getting changed into their P.E kit during school time.
PE kit consists of: a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and black PE pumps. Children may wear black jogging pants and a jumper in the colder months if they go outside. Due to the limited space we have in the cloakroom in our classroom, please can children refrain from bringing in large rucksacks/handbags. They are too big for the pegs and children cannot hang their coats up properly. Instead, we encourage them to bring the green school reading book bags to put their belongings in. Thank you for your co-operation with this.
Water bottles & snacks
Please remember to bring a water bottle in every day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please clearly label your child's water bottle. These are to go home every night to be cleaned, re-filled and brought back to school the next day.
Children can purchase bread sticks at the start of each half term (see Miss Brown in the school office) or bring a healthy snack for break time.
This half term we continue to deepen our understanding of Further Multiplication and Division. Children will consolidate their knowledge of how to multiply and divide by 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12. They will begin to understand mathematical vocabulary such as 'quotient' in relation to division. They will learn how to calculate multiplication equations using the multiplication facts that they know. They will understand the difference between sharing and grouping and they will understand the commutative law in multiplication. They will also solve problems involving multiplication and division.
In English, we are exploring and studying William Shakespeare classic text 'A Midsummer Night's Dream.' The play is about four confused young lovers, a group of clumsy workmen, the royal court of Duke Theseus, and the royal fairy court of King Oberon and Queen Titania. The play is set mostly at night in the woods near Athens. We will look at how Shakespeare explores how people tend to fall in love with those who appear beautiful to them. In lessons, we will write character and setting descriptions and develop our role of drama by performing a scene from the play. We are lucky enough to be performing our act in July on stage at Oldham Coliseum.
Our class read is Michael Morpurgo's 'The Butterfly Lion'
This half term our focus will be on exploring sound. We will investigate how sounds are made as we begin to understand that they are caused when vibrations travel from a source through a medium to our ears. We will use our knowledge and understanding of pitch to experiment why sounds get fainter when you are further from the source of the sound.
R.E - What is prayer?
This half term we will be exploring what is prayer and what it means to different people. We will describe ways in which prayer can comfort and challenge believers and make connections between what people believe about prayer and how they pray
“Let my prayer stand before you like incense; let my uplifted hands be like the evening offering.” — Psalm 141:2
History - A local study The Bridgewater Canal
We will be investigating the History of our local area and that of the Bridgewater Canal and its connections to the Industrial Revolution. We will look at how people lived then and what jobs they had and what pastimes they enjoyed.
Geography - Mountains and Volcanoes
We will be exploring the many different volcanoes from around the world and the physical processes behind a volcanic eruption. We will even be making our own volcano erupt!
Design Technology - Money containers
Our topic this half term is ‘Money containers.’ We will be revisiting our sewing techniques from last year and using these skills to design and make our own money container. We will evaluate our designs and review the functionality of them.
Art - Textiles
In Art, we will be learning what textiles are and studying the work of Lucie Bellion who is a French textile designer. We will use her work as a stimulus to create our own textile design.