Year 4

Internet Safety

In Year 4, we have been learning all about how important it is to keep ourselves safe when we use the internet. We learnt lots of great tips on what to do if, for example, someone we don't know tries to send us a message. Have a look at our amazing posters below:

'Egyptian Day'

On Thursday 24th November Y4 was inundated with Pharaohs and Mummies when we had our 'Egyptian Day'. We made papyrus paper, 3D models of pyramids and tried lots of Egyptian food! Thanks to all of the parents and carers who put so much effort into the children's costumes - they looked amazing!

Autumn 2 Overview:

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to welcome you all back to school after the summer holidays. We look forward to a successful and enjoyable year together.

This term your child’s topic will be Awesome Egyptians

Literacy

In Literacy this half term we will be learning about a famous author Roald Dahl. We will be reading The Twits and doing work based around that. In addition to this, we will also be looking at stories set in historic settings. We will be identifying the significant features of them and attempt to write our own stories based in Ancient Egypt.

Maths

In Maths our focus this half term will be counting and calculating. We will be working on our mental calculation skills in every maths lesson as part of our Mental and Oral Starter. We will also be having a big push in learning our times tables with our weekly mental maths test every Friday.

History/Geography

Our topic this term is Ancient Egypt. We’ll be learning all about Tutankhamen and looking at what impact the gods had on everyday life as well as the importance of the Nile.

Art/DT

We’ll be looking at Ancient Egyptian art and it’s importance and influence. We’ll get to make our own Egyptian jewellery and crowns for the special Egyptian Day.

Science

We are going to learn all about sound: how sounds are made, how we hear sounds and carrying out lots of investigations.

Music

We’ll be singing Egyptian songs and learning to play the ukulele!

PHSE/PE/RE

In PE this half term we are learning to swim at Ponds Forge. In RE we are looking at different inspirational leaders.

French

We will be learning all about school, singing songs, playing games and reading stories.

 

Children will be going swimming every Monday morning at Ponds Forge. Children need to remember to bring a swimming costume (one piece) or trunks and a towel. There will be no other PE lesson this term as swimming takes up the allocated time.

Homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday to give teachers the chance to mark it and put in new homework. If you are unsure of the task, don’t hesitate to come and see any of the Y4 Staff.

Please remember attendance and punctuality is so important for your child’s learning and development. We look forward to seeing you bright and early every weekday morning at 8.40am.

Dates for your diary!

Ancient Egyptian Day – TBA! Children can come dressed up as their favourite Ancient Egyptian. We’ll be making Ancient Egyptian artefacts and jewellery, tasting traditional food, singing songs and much, much more! You will be invited to join us in the afternoon from 1.15-3pm.

If you have any concerns or questions, we are always here to help.

Many thanks

Mrs Harrison, Miss Greenwood, Miss Hussain and Mr Thompson

Team Year 4!