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.
PE is on Tuesdays and Wednesday.
We will be developing a range of skills in different games, perfecting techniques in gymnastics, using the apparatus, and composing our own dance.
PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR PE KITS-School PE T-shirt, dark bottoms suitable for the weather, socks and trainers.
The areas of study are:
Do Murtis help Hindus understand God?
Should Christians worship Mary?
Autumn 1-Our focus is ABBA, we will be listening and to and learning some different songs
Autumn 2-we will learn to play the glockenspiels
Our focus is 'All About Me' and 'Weather Forecast'.
Romans will be our History topic.
Geography -Finding out all about North America and its physical and human characteristics.
Using the internet safely and efficiently for research is our focus for the first half.
Understanding excel and using it to present data based on numerical information from North America.
We will be discussing 'New Beginnings' and 'Getting on and falling out'.
We are using textiles to tell Boudicca's story.
In DT we will be designing and making a burger.
Living Things and their Habitats is our focus for Autumn 1.
Autumn 2 we will be looking at different states of matter.
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 equivalent
Addition and subtraction-using a formal written method
Measuring-converting units of measure, reading time and reading scales
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.
We have the national multiplication test taking place in June.
Thank you for your continued support.
The links below can support your children's learning.
We will be covering a range of text types over the term. We will be writing diary entries for a Roman Soldier, different Poetry forms including Kennings, persuasive writing, with a link to looking after our environment and newspaper reports with a link to America.
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.
Please support your children to learn their spellings. Here are some inspiring ways to help learn them.
We will also be looking at different words from the Year 4 curriculum throughout the year and across all of our lessons.
Adding suffixes (ation, ly, ous
y as the i sound-gym, hymn
ou as the u sound-touch, young
adding prefixes (in, un, dis, mis, il, re, sub, inter, super, auto)
sure/ture-measure and creature
sion/ssion/tion or cian-invasion, station, magician, expression
ch as a k sound-scheme, chemistry
ch as a sh sound-chef, brochure
gue as g sound-league, tongue
que as K sound-technique, antique
sc as s sound-science, scene
ei, eigh or ey as 'ay' sound-vein, neigh or grey
and all about the possessive apostrophe with plurals
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
Each pupil has their reading diary which should be filled in as many times as possible over the week. These are checked regularly by the pupils and then I check them every Friday, giving a sticker to those who have at least 2 entries.
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 and answer 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.