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, NQT Mentor and Senior Student Mentor 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 Three

In Maths, we will be completing our long module on multiplication and division. We will be finishing off memorising our tables facts, by looking at the 11 and 12 times tables. Then we will be moving on to look at factors and completing some work on written methods. You can get ahead by watching this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD_7POWt8Sk&safe=active 

Please continue to use www.sumdog.com 

In Literacy, we are reading the story "Fortunately the Milk" by Neil Gaiman. It is an adventurous story, full fo interesting settings and characters, so we will be looking at descriptive writing and using that to improve our sentence construction. You can expect to be using a wide variety of sentence openers. Follow this link for a quiz to help you get started: https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/english/sentence-openers/

On an afternoon, we will be answering the enquiry question: What would we need to create a new home for humanity? To support this, it would be great if you could create any of the following: a diagram or model of the water cycle, a 3D model of human teeth or a pictorial food chain.

Below you can find, download and print our homework challenges for this term:

 Term Two

In Maths, we will be moving on to multiplication and division. Our aim will be to have all memorised our tables facts and the associated division facts to 12 x 12 by Christmas. To support this we will be doing lots of repetition of these facts and practising them in a variety of contexts. We will also look at written methods of both division and multiplication. To support this at home, log on to www.sumdog.com and select tables as your skill. 

 

In Literacy, we are looking at the story Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. We will be writing ship's logs, describing some of the amazing settings of the story and then moving on to writing our own adventure stories. Later in the term, we will be writing news reports and doing some more poetry. To find out more about our class sttory, follow this link - there is even a challenge that you can complete! https://www.michaelmorpurgo.com/products/kensukes-kingdom/

 

 On an afternoon, we will be answering the enquiry question: What is the most important city in Europe? You can support your learning in school, by learning the countries, capitals and flags of the major European counties at home. If like Mr Prior you love a quiz, head over to: https://online.seterra.com/en/fl/2010

Below you can find, download and print our homework challenges for this term:

 Term One

In Maths, we are looking at place value and then moving on to addition and subtraction. In Year Four we need to be able to handle numbers up to 100 000, which means that we need to learn the vocabulary associated with this. Here is an online game that you can play to help practise these: http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4766

 

In Literacy, we are starting the term by looking at the story Just a Dream. It is an example of a time slip story. Why not try reading another one at home – some examples are The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and Tom’s Midnight Garden.

 

On an afternoon, we will be asking and answering the question: Do any animals call Fonthill their home? At the end of the term, we hope to build our very own bug hotels. Please start collecting useful things that we can include. You can find out more information here: https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/give-nature-a-home-in-your-garden/garden-activities/build-a-bug-hotel/

Below you will find our homework challenges for this term: