Welcome to the Year 4 Class Page
Mr Lucas is the Class Teacher.
Mrs Bowes is the Learning Support Assistant for the class.
This page will keep you well informed of what Year 4 are learning each term as well as important pieces of information.
What have we been learning?
Year 4 have been learning new strategies and methods to work out aspects of maths such as: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. (For example: number lines, grid and column methods for multiplication)
We also been assessing the children's progress through hot and cold tasks, along with constant revision of previous learning.
We have linked much of our English work to our topic. ‘Should we stop eating chocolate?’
At the beginning of the term we covered a non-fiction unit on reports where we researched and wrote about where chocolate originated from and how it evolved into the product we know today. We also researched who grows and works on the plantation where the crop of cocao seeds is harvested.
Next, we explored the book. ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ by Roald Dahl and began writing our own versions of selected chapters. These dealt with the chocolate garden and the inventing room. We produced story maps describing alternative events from the text and the children acted them out using expression, gestures and actions.
We began the term learning about healthy eating, linked closely to our chocolate topic. There was some time studying the digestive system and how it works. Investigations included making our own digestive system out of plastic bags, tights, biscuits, crackers, bananas, cups and bowls.
For the second half of the half term we are now looking at solids, liquids and gases and how we can determine differences between them. Recently, we have tested changes, such as reversible and irreversible, as well as the properties of each state of matter.
20 minutes per day
Minimum 15 minutes Daily Reading at home
Weekly Maths Homework
Spelling Practice – spellings are given out every 4 weeks. A weekly spelling test will take place every Friday. At the end of each month a Mega Spell test of all spellings takes place