Welcome to Year Four

Thank you for visiting our class page. I am Miss Brill, the Year 4 teacher.

In Year 4, every child aims to be a Fonthill HERO which means we are:

Here

Every day

Ready

On time.

 

Being a HERO also means wearing the correct uniform, bringing in our swimming and PE kits and making sure we’re reading at home.

Please encourage your child to read at home every night, as well as helping them to practice their times tables. By the end of Year 4, we should know our multiplication and corresponding division facts to 12 x 12.

Lots of exciting learning happens in Year 4! We begin a new topic each term which we focus on in Literacy. Reading and performing poems is an important part of the National Curriculum. This term we will have the opportunity to do performance poetry, we look forward to seeing you at our performances! 

Term 1  

Year 4 have made an excellent start to year 4.  In Literacy, we have been studying the book "Fly, Eagle, Fly" and innovated the story using actions. In Mathematics, we have learnt Roman numerals, rounding, addition and subtraction. In Science, we are studying animals including humans. We will be learning all about the different parts of the body, the digestive system and food chains. Here are some pictures of year 4 doing their FIRE art using pastels. We mixed colours and then used the technique of blending. 

Term 2  

Year 4 we have been studying the Romans as part of our History topic. We have been creating Roman shields and learning all about the Roman Army! We have studied lots of different styles of writing, including; job adverts, newspaper reports, diary entries and narrative. In mathematics, we will be learning written methods for multiplication and division, area and perimeter and fractions. We have been doing PE lessons on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. Here are some pictures of are work this term: 

Term 3

Year 4 have been studying the science topic of 'States of Matter'. We have been carrying out lots of exciting experiments and investigations. For example; testing what temperature chocolate melts, exploring how water evaporates and creating a mini water cycle. In literacy, we have read the book: 'Pebble in my Pocket'.  We have completed lots of different forms of writing, including; poems, narrative and non-chronological reports. In mathematics, we have been learning fractions, decimals and time. We have been continuing to learn our 6s, 7s and 9s timetables. Bristol Bears have visited year 4 this term for a programme on Healthy Lifestyles. We have been learning about the recommended daily intake of sugar, balanced diet and the importance of exercise. 

 

Here are some pictures of us playing rugby with Bristol Bears, African Drumming and our Science experiments!

Term 4

Year 4 have been studying the science topic of 'Living Things and their Habitats'.  We carried out different experiments and focused on developing 'Being a Scientist' skills.  In literacy, we read the book: 'Ice Trap! Shackleton's In credible Expedition.'  We completed lots of different genres of writing, including; narrative, persuasive writing and non-chronological reports.  In mathematics, we learnt about; money, statistics and graphs. We continued to learn our 6s, 7s and 9s timetables. We also finished our African Drumming lessons with an amazing performance to our friends and family. 

 

Term 5

Next term our topic is the Anglo- Saxons and we will be reading 'How to train a dragon' by Cressida Crowell. We will also be learning and performing the story of Beowolf so look out for our performance dates. In Mathematics, we will be studying geometry. In particular, angles, shapes, symmetry, position and direction. We will be continuing to learn our 6s, 7s, 9s, 25s and 1000s timetables.  We will be doing PE lessons on a Monday and Wednesday afternoons. In our PE sessions we will be doing athletics.  We will also be starting swimming on a Thursday afternoons. So please remember kits!

 

Homework challenge:

Can you create a food diary for one day as if you were a member of an Anglo Saxon household?