Welcome to Year 4's Page!
Our teacher is Miss Towlson
Anglo Saxon Adventures!
This week we had a visit from an Anglo Saxon! He bought lots of interesting artefacts for us to see and hold and we even got chance to try some of them on! Throughout the morning, we learned a lot about how the Saxons arrived in Britain and what everyday life was like for them. We also learned lots of battle skills and had a go at recreating the Battle of Hastings!
In the afternoon, we became potters. We know that Anglo Saxons made their own bowls, plates and jugs from pottery so we had a go at creating our own, making sure they were beautifully detailed and decorated. Have a look at the photos below to see what a fantastic day we had and don't forget to ask us lots of questions! What interesting facts can we remember?
Welcome back to a new year at Trowell C of E! I am really looking forward to an exciting year and have lots of brilliant lessons and topics lined up. We hope to keep you informed of all the fantastic learning we are doing on our class webpage so please do check back regularly to stay updated.
Below I have included some key information about the weekly routines and expectations in Year 4. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and talk to me personally :)
Outdoor games will take place on Wednesday afternoons.
Children will need trainers, a dark coloured tracksuit and a warm top as the winter months creep in. However, we expect children to bring their kit in on a Monday and leave it school until Friday as outdoor games can change due to weather or changes to timetables.
Indoor PE will take place of Thursday afternoons.
Children will need dark shorts, white t- shirt and indoor plimsolls.
Children must ensure they have the correct kit in school for them to participate in these lessons. Please ensure that earrings are removed on PE days.
Year 4 will be swimming in the Summer Term.
Homework will be given out each Friday, with the expectation that it is completed and returned to school by the following week. Homework will consist of a Maths and English challenge, alongside children’s weekly spellings. Occasionally online tasks will be set to complete, either on Abacus or Times Table Rockstars. You will find children’s logins for each of these websites in their school diaries and the links at the bottom of this page.
In addition to weekly homework tasks, I will aim to set a half termly ‘Family Homework Project’. This project will be an optional activity, building on what children are learning about in their ‘Our World’ lessons. The aim is to encourage creativity and enthusiasm about our Topic work, and participation from the whole family is welcome! This half term’s topic is ‘Anglo-Saxons and Vikings’, so keep your eyes peeled for the project brief over the coming weeks!
I have asked the children to select two books that they are interested in reading. These books are colour banded books to ensure that they are working towards consolidating their reading skills. It is the responsibility of the children to ensure they are changing their books each morning as necessary. We expect the children to complete four reads a week and for this to be written within their planners and signed off. This can be any form of reading from sharing a newspaper to reading a chapter of a book. I will reward the children weekly when they have achieved this fantastic goal.
English – This term we will be focusing on writing descriptive stories, using lots of imaginative vocabulary. We will be reading 'The Lost Happy Endings' by Carol Ann Duffy. We will continue to work on the Year 3/4 spellings throughout the term.
Maths – In Maths we will be looking at place value within 4 digit numbers and will be using formal written methods for each of the 4 operations. In addition to this, we will learn to measure length and perimeter.
Science – Science is very exciting in Year 4. We are focusing on teeth, digestion and food chains to begin with. Our focus then moves to electricity, sound and properties of materials.
RE – Within R.E we are focusing on parables, signs and symbols this term.
ICT – This half term we will be learning about coding and programming, as well as creating our own photo stories on Movie Maker.
Our World- This term our topic is Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We will be learning lots of interesting facts and hope to enjoy a dress up day towards the end of the Autumn term! Details to follow.