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Year 4

WELCOME TO YEAR 4!

 

The teachers in Year Four are Miss Barnett (4B), Miss Nixon (4N) and Miss Underwood (4U).

The teaching assistant is Mrs Heudebourck.

 

Please enjoy the powerpoint below which will tell you a little more about life in Year 4. Please also have a look at last year's curriculum if you want a further understanding of what we will be covering this year. This year's curriculum is being currently updated. Lastly, you can take a look at some photos of what we did last year in Year 4 below. 

 

In Year Four we know that reading is important to support your child's imagination, creativity and learning across all subjects. Therefore we expect the children to read for at least 10 minutes each evening for 5 evenings each week. It is so important that children enjoy reading so please read from a variety of different genres. Nothing beats holding a real life book, but there are plenty of other options too. The online app 'Borrow Box' can be used through your library account to borrow up to 5 books at a time for free. You could also listen to stories on the app 'Audible' or watch stories being read on Youtube. Please ensure you listen to your child read or sometimes read with them, ask them questions.

 

To help prepare for the National Times Table test at the end of Year 4, please ensure that you are practising the Times Tables at home that you have already learnt in school. 

 

Have a great summer- we cannot wait to meet you!

 

The Year Four Team

An introduction to Year 4

Some of the work we did last year: 

This week in Year 4 we have been getting used to being back at school! In Science, we have been continuing to investigate sound, this week looking at Pitch and designing our own investigations for this. 

This week we have been continuing our work on Varjak Paw. Here, we created a sequence of moments based on the '7 Ways of Jalal'. 

This week we have been doing worked based on our Anglo-Saxon workshop. We had a really fun day and learnt lots of things that we did not know before. Please enjoys some photos of our day. 

What a busy final week of our first half term in Year 4! As well as parents evening, we have been doing drama in RE, testing in Science, presenting our Powerpoint presentations to complete our topic on the UK, and shared our wonderful creative homework projects with eachother. Please enjoy some photos below.  

This week we have been exploring the different poetic devices that poets use such as alliteration, personification and similes. We read some well-known poems and worked on our performances of them. Here are some photos of us in rehearsal! Stay tuned for some videos...

4B Class Liturgy on Black History Month

Here we are reenacting a story about Rosa Parks
This week, we had a visit from DHL,  teaching us all about how to be safe around trucks and other big lorries that we see increasingly around Thurrock. Did you know that a lorry is around the same height as a baby giraffe and the length of a humpback whale? 

Topic- The UK

Our Topic this term is 'The UK.' This week we have been focusing on London. We discussed what a landmark is and found out about many of the famous landmarks. In the photos we are matching a photo, to the name of the landmark, to its description. We then went away and did further research on particular landmarks such as The London Eye and Big Ben. Some of us had been to some of the most famous landmarks before- which ones have you visited?

Drama in English

In English, we used drama to create some of the settings from our Class text, 'I was a Rat!'. Look at our facial expressions- we're trying to get some of the smells in our setting across to our audience! Can you guess which of the pictures show the school, the hospital, the police station, the orphanage and the City Hall?
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