Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, RG40 3AT
Telephone: 01344 772427
Year Four is taught by Miss Johnson and Mrs Lord.
Throughout the week, our learning is supported by Mrs Renshaw and Mrs Rizwan.
Hannah's inspirational visit!
Friday 8th June 2018
Year 4 had an exciting time meeting an international javelin thrower, who happens to be Miss Johnson's younger sister. Hannah came in to encourage us to participate in athletics and she even threw a neuff flyer over 50m! Maisha had the closest guess. Thank you for a brilliant morning and for letting us try on your England vest.
This page contains regular updates of our learning both in and out of the classroom, photos of activities and useful links. You can also find important information here such as timetables, class newsletters, educational visit details and spelling lists.
PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR ART APRONS, PE KITS AND SWIMMING KITS!
Our class news can be found below.
Important points in our timetable:
Our timetable is always subject to change.
SpT1 - Our focus sports are swimming and netball this half term. Luckily for us, we also have additional rugby and maths sessions for 5 weeks from London Irish Rugby Club.
SpT2 - Then we will be continuing to work on our swimming skills as well as developing our attacking and defending skills in football.
PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR PE KITS!
During RE this term, we will be exploring these questions:
Is a holy journey necessary for believers?
Should believers give things up?
Initially, we will be learning an anti-bullying rap. We will learn to sing the rap as well as perform this using instruments and body percussion. Then, we will create our own rap songs linked to anti-bullying by creating the lyrics and composing the music to the rap song to perform. This links very closely to our PSHE learning this half term too.
SpT1 - First of all, we will be developing our vocabulary around pets and animals.
SpT2 - Then the focus switches to exploring food and creating menus.
History - we will be starting off the term looking at the Anglo-Saxons and Scots.
Geography - after that, we will move onto exploring the question: where does our food and energy come from?
Headphones at the ready! We're going to be using lots of different online musical instruments to create repeating patterns and a mini-orchestra. We'll need to evaluate each instrument and create some 'tunes' to review as a class.
We will be discussing bullying, what it means, what it might look and feel like and what to do if bullying occurs. Also, we will find ways to be kind to our friends and we will be creating anti-bullying raps during our music lessons.
Art and DT are very intertwined this term and our focus is textiles where we will be creating a piece of bunting for the Year 4 classroom, demonstrating our sewing skills. We will also be looking at different artists to mimic their styles and using a variety of mediums including pencils, charcoal and water paints. In addition to this, we will start to explore horticulture in preparation for the summer term.
PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR ART APRONS!
We're learning about teeth, digestion and food chains. We'll be starting with some interactive digestion activities and fun facts to put us off our dinners! Then we'll look at our dazzling smiles whilst investigating the purpose of all those different shaped teeth. After all that, we'll take a look at how other animals stay alive, their digestion, teeth and what they like to eat.
Our weekly timetable:
Maths at school!
This term we start off solving Roman numerals. Then we will take a look at measuring and data handling before working a little more on telling the time and division. There is large focus on understanding word problems and learning thier multiplication and division facts on a 144 sqaure. We are aiming to complete these out of order within 8minutes. Use the links below to help you learn your tables.
Maths at home!
Learning times tables would significantly support your children's learning at school. Reciting the times tables before breakfast or asking a few questions on the walk or drive to school will make a huge difference. Thank you for your continued support.
The links below can support your children's learning.
In English, we are looking at mystery stories, poetry and newspaper articles. We will continue to look at how we can use different sentence structures for effect and how to punctuate speech accurately.
English at home!
Spelling and grammar are also a very big focus in Year 4, so please keep learning these daily.
All children are expected to know what all of these statutory words mean and how to spell them by the end of the year in preparation for upper KS2.
Click here for the statutory spelling list.
Spellings are tested weekly. Please support your children to learn their spellings. Here are some inspiring ways to help learn them.
Click on the links below to see your spellings list.
Please use the links below to access different grammar sites that can support your children's learning.
Read with an adult and ask them to sign your reading diary 4 times each week please.
A large proportion of the Year 4 reading curriculum looks at children understanding what they have read, predicting what will happen and the children being able to ask questions about the text.
Please find below some questions that might be useful as a starting point when discussing what you have been reading with your child.