Year 4

Home Learning
 
 
Hi Everyone,

If your child is unable to be at school due to a period of isolation, we have provided a learning menu that you can use to continue their education at home. The learning menu will look very similar to that which you used at home during school closures so hopefully, you should be familiar with how it works. The learning featured mimics that which your child would receive at school ensuring they're staying up to date with the learning covered and won't feel behind when they return to school.

Please contact us via Dojo if you have any questions or queries relating to the learning menu and the continuation of your child's education whilst at home.
 
Thank you, 
 
Year 4 Teachers 
Maths Worksheets

(22/11/2020)
 
Welcome to Year 4
 
 
We are disappointed we won’t get the opportunity to meet the parents as we normally would at the start of an academic year, so have made a short PowerPoint to introduce ourselves and provide you with information about the upcoming year.

Mr Jack Bolton

Eagles Class Teacher

I am extremely excited about teaching in Year 4 again this year. We have a wonderful array of Power of Reading books which facilitate fun and engaging lessons. The topics we cover are brilliant to teach as they always captivate the children’s imagination. We will start the year by making our classroom immersive, in line with our first book - WILD. We will then begin exploring Ancient Egypt and move through the Arctic, to mythical Icelandic lands! As a Year 4 teacher, I will ensure children develop the process of independent thinking, learning and decision making- taking responsibility for how, when and where they learn best.

Mrs Lisa Graham

Hawks Class Teacher (Mon-Tues)

Having spent most of my career teaching older children, it has been a breath of fresh air coming into Year 4. The sheer level of enthusiasm and creativity is contagious. We are lucky to have a magnificent array of books in Year 4: Tutankharmun's story, The Ice Bear and Wild to name a few. They all take us on wonderful journeys into different cultures and are gateways into exciting new worlds. Being able to combine English, Art, DT, Geography and History in completely immersive environments means that Year 4 is a truly inspirational year. It is also a pleasure seeing our children developing and refining their independent learning skills to be the very best learners that they can be.

Mrs Charlotte Ross

Hawks Class Teacher (Weds-Fri)

After being off on maternity leave, it is so lovely to come back to Year 4 this year. It's a big change to be teaching part time but I now have a gorgeous little toddler at home to take care of on my days off. The books we base our learning on in Year 4 are so exciting and moving. I love seeing the children inspired to ask questions and have ownership of their learning too. My personal favourites being 'The Ice Bear' and 'Croc and Bird'. Science and History are by far my favourite subjects to teach which we link to our power of reading books too. The children are often enthusiastic about these subjects and I love watching their learning unfold and curiosity grow though hands on, practical exploration.

In Year 4, our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Trett and Mrs Hearsum.


Mrs Eldred will be running Forest School sessions with Year 4 throughout the school year. Each child in Year 4 will receive at least half a terms Forest school sessions on a Friday afternoon.
When your child will be having these sessions will be communicated to you via DOJO.

 
 
 
Our classrooms
 
 
We have worked really hard on making sure our classrooms are still inviting and nurturing spaces as well as being Covid Safe. Children have their own places to sit and their own equipment. Displays are updated regularly so they represent the learning that is taking place in the classes. In Year 4 we make our classrooms immersive in line with our Power of Reading book. At the beginning of each half term, the children design and decorate their classrooms and always enjoy the process. We also have a 'working wall' and interactive displays, such as our Reading Challenge Charts. 
Our Power of Reading Book this Half Term
 
The Ice Bear - Jackie Morris
 
Long, long ago, in the icy lands of the far north, Raven the mischief-maker takes a bear-child from his mother. A hunter and his wife find the child and, wrapping him in sealskin, they sing him songs of the ice, the wind and the great white bears. But the child wanders off, with consequences for both animals and people. Set in the pristine polar regions of the Arctic, Jackie Morris reminds us in this lyrical story of trickery, loss and restoration, that we are caretakers of wild creatures, and our actions directly affect their future.
 
The book offers a range of opportunity to work across the curriculum as well as in English sessions, giving children the chance to work in more depth around the themes. Jackie Morris’s powerful illustrations enhance and extend the text, giving a new meaning not expressed in the text and demand to be explored time and again, each time offering something new to the reader. There are plenty of opportunities to inspire authentic pieces of writing for a range of purpose and audience as well as beautiful artwork focused on the Arctic Landscape, winter themed music and map work in Geography.