Welcome to Year Four!

Welcome to Year Four’s Web Page.

We are a class of 28 children aged 8 - 9. Our teacher is called Mr Prior and he is the Curriculum Lead at our school.

Year Four

This year, the whole school is focussing on learning how to learn. To be a good learner, you need to be on fire:

F – Focussed: If we are being focussed, we will stay on task when we are doing work, not being distracted by anything. It also means that we are single minded and passionate to learn new things.

I – Independent: We can work on our own, using our initiative to decide what to do and when. Also, we will aim to extend our learning at home, by reading and consolidating our in-school learning by finding out new things on our own.

R – Resilient: What we do when we make mistakes is the key to our learning. Resilience means that we see an error as a chance to grow and to learn. It means that we keep going, even when work is challenging or takes us outside of our comfort zone.

E – Enthusiastic: Passion is important in learning. It helps to drive you on and to make sure that learning is embedded into whole lives. 

Term One

In Maths, we will be looking at number and calculation. We want children to be secure in their times table facts and to be able to use written methods accurately and confidently.

Please continue to practise your tables facts, there is a Year Four Times Tables Check - You can practise at www.sumdog.com or https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/

In Literacy, we will be focussing on producing longer pieces of writing that make sense and link together. They will be using a range of vocabulary, punctuation and sentence types to make their writing interesting. You can support your child by reading at home as much as possible.

In Science, we are learning about what helps animals to be healthy. It is a really exciting topic and we will be learning lots of fascinating facts about animals and how they live.

Term Two

In Maths, we will be looking at multiplication and division. We will support our maths learning by doing problem-solving and reasoning to deepen our understanding.

In Literacy, we are continuing to develop children's writing skills by focussing on high-quality texts such as Wolves in the Walls. We are concentrating on handwriting to improve the quality of children's presentation.

In Enquiry, we are looking at Climate Zones and will be moving on to look at Ancient Greece. Any learning at home to support this would be great to see.

You can follow our learning more on ClassDojo.