Year 4 Staff
Welcome to Year 4!
We have lots of exciting things planned for this year.
The following plans will show you some of the topics we will be learning about.
To assist your child's learning, the school's expectations are:
- Reading at least 3 x a week to an adult (please record in log books).
- Learning spellings (https://play.spellingshed.com/#/login) - This will encourage the children to practise in an enjoyable way.
- Times tables (https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/37558) - This will assist the children with practising their times tables to increase their speed and fluency.
- Cornerstones homework (please see the home learning sheet below).
The children will be tested on their spellings and times tables every Monday.
Any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for your continued support, we really appreciate all that you do.
Local History: Wars of the Roses - Battle of Bosworth
We will be learning about the dramatic story of the Battle of Bosworth on Monday 22nd August 1485, which marked a major turning point in English history.
We will be discovering more about the Battle of 1485 where Richard III fought for his crown and lost his life, and Henry Tudor became King!
The Fox and the Ghost King by Michael Morpurgo will be helping our writing, see the blurb below:
“Every fox in the whole town, in the whole country just about, is a football fan… And we all have an impossible dream.”
In a cosy den under a garden shed lives a family of foxes. They love to watch football – all foxes do. But their favourite team keeps losing and losing, and it seems like things will never look up.
That is, until Daddy Fox finds the ghost of a king, buried underneath a car park. A king who wishes only to be free.
“Release me,” says the Ghost King, “and I can do anything. Just tell me your greatest wish.”
For these football-loving foxes, might everything be about to change…?
Local History: Battle of Bosworth - Home Learning Ideas
Summer 2 Spellings
Open wide - let's take a look inside! We're on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside your body! Do you have a toothy grin or a winning smile? In this topic, the children will be learning about the different types of human and animal teeth and the function of the digestive system. We will start off the topic by gaining information about our teeth and how to keep them healthy. “Burps, Bottoms and Bile” will follow our foods’ journey from when it enters, what happens to it inside, when it passes through each component, to when it comes out of the marvellous belching, squelching, mixture-making machine we call our body!
Burps, Bottoms and Bile - Parent Information and Home Learning Ideas
Summer 1 Homework
Summer 1 Spellings
Gods and Mortals
This half term Year 4 pupils will learn about the civilisation of Ancient Greece.
They will discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus, watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian streets.
They will learn about Theseus, the hero and Helen of Troy, the beautiful face that launched a thousand ships, as well as the story of the Trojan Horse.
Gods and Mortals - Information and Home Learning Ideas
Spring 2 Homework
Spring 2 Spellings
Grab your wetsuit! We're going deep into an underwater world of incredible coral and mysterious sea creatures.
Throughout this topic, we will be learning all about the ocean, different sea creatures and how we can look after the environment to help protect particular sea creatures and environments.
Flippers on? Snorkel ready? Let's head into the Blue Abyss....
Blue Abyss - Information and Home Learning Ideas
Spring 1 Homework
Spring 1 Spellings
Misty Mountain Sierra
This half term we are learning all about mountains.
Mighty Mountains peak above the morning mists, imposing and eternal, rocky outcrops at their feet.
Discover how these giants are formed, as a fold or a block, a dome or a plateau.
Follow the water cycle's course from peak to valley and meet the exceptional tribes of the hostile Himalayas.
We are very lucky to have climber parents share their experiences with us.