Nine Mile Ride, Wokingham, RG40 3AT
Telephone: 01344 772427
Welcome to Year 4
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 AND PE KITS!
Our class news can be found below.
Important points in our timetable:
Our timetable is always subject to change.
Monday will be swimming and Tuesday will be games.
PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR PE KITS-School PE T-shirt, dark bottoms suitable for the weather, socks and trainers.
The areas of study are: "Is a holy journey necessary for believers?" and "Should believers give things up?".
Stop an anti-bullying rap will be the focus in Spring 1.
Spring 2 will be Lean on me – combining playing and singing.
We will be looking at pets and food.
History - we will be looking at Romans, thinking about the Roman army and what they brought to England that influences our lives today.
Geography - after that, we will move onto Europe, learning about European countries and cities.
We are using the computers for research this term, all linked to our topics, thinking about the validity and trustworthiness of some websites.
We will be discussing 'Say no to Bullying' (tying in nicely with our music) and 'Going for Goals'.
Our Art focus will be linked to Boudicca and her fight against the Romans. The pupils will be recreating her story using textiles to make pictures.
In DT we will be making healthy salads, which is linked to our Science-Teeth and Digestion.
Teeth and Digestion will be our topic, looking at human teeth, their functions, how we digest food and food chains.
We will hopefully get a visit from a Dentist Nurse too!
Maths at school!
This term we will cover these topics:
Number-Rounding, Roman numerals, negative numbers, place value, 1000 more and 1000 less, multiples of 6,7,9,25 and 1000.
Fractions-tenths, hundredths, adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator
Multiplication and division-using a formal written method
Position and direction
Money word problems
Recapping adding and subtracting
Measures-Time-timetables, time duration, capacity
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. You will receive a letter about our participation in a multiplication test that will take place in June. Thank you for your continued support.
The links below can support your children's learning.
In English, we are looking at playscripts, creating our own Horrible Histories style play on an aspect of Roman life, writing information texts from these, creating our own Kenning style poems about Roman weapons, stories from other cultures linked to a European country and explanation texts to explain how to look after our teeth and digestion.
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.
The areas we are covering this term are; pronouns, sentence structure, tenses, word families, determiners
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.