Welcome to our Year 4 page.
Scroll down to view the exciting activities we enjoy within our learning.
Miss Birch and Year 4 :)
New school planners
Please remember to bring your new planners in every Monday morning to show me your 4 reads.
This will give you house points and prizes!
You need indoor and outdoor kit in school on a Thursday.
Dear Parents / Carers,
Welcome back to school this spring term and Happy New year. I hope that you have had an enjoyable break and that you and the children are well rested. We have had such a wonderful autumn term full of exciting experiences and we have been really engaged in the curriculum.
I have included some information below that will keep you informed about the routines and activities your child will need to be prepared for.
Firstly, thank you for the commitment and the standard of homework that has been returned in the autumn term. It has been a pleasure to read through. Homework will be given out on Wednesdays each week and will be a half termly project based on the learning we are doing in ‘Our World’. It will include English and Maths tasks. I will also send home 5 spellings each week to continue to learn. These will be tested the following Wednesday. The purpose of the half termly project is to allow the children to be more creative with their homework and feel they can take their time to complete fun activities at home each week.
Once completed, the homework will still be placed within the homework box in class. Your child should be able to work on the task independently but may need a little guidance when understanding the instructions. If your child is struggling with an activity please help them. Please check their homework with them when they have finished. If you have any questions regarding the homework please ask me.
I have asked the children to select two to three books that they are interested in reading. One book will be a colour banded book to ensure that they are working towards consolidating their reading colour and ensuring they are trying their best at home and at school to progress. The other book/s can be their choice. This will enable them to boost their vocabulary and aim high. It is the responsibility of the children to ensure they are changing their books. We are still expecting the children to complete four reads a week and for this to be written within the new planners and signed off. The children can write their reading into the planners themselves as long as it is signed by an adult. Children who achieve 4 reads all term get rewarded with a certificate at the end of term J
Swimming – You have received a letter explaining the swimming dates for Year 4, if you can help out at all then please let me know J All help is welcome. Thank you very much to the parents that have already given me replies. It is appreciated.
Music – We will still be taking part in ukulele lessons each week and developing our skills. This term we are moving on to reading music and doing more work on rhythm.
Games will take place on Thursday afternoon this term. Children will need trainers, a dark coloured tracksuit and a warm top. 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 also be on a Thursday afternoon. They will need dark shorts, white t- shirt and indoor plimsolls, this will be dance based.
Children must ensure they have the correct kit in school for them to participate in these lessons.
Curriculum coverage this term:
English – We have many cross-curricular writing focus points within English and we will be using Rainbow Grammar and spelling alongside this learning.
Maths – Within maths we will be focusing on all areas of maths and having a particular push on the four operations and learning our multiplication tables to 12x12.
Science – This term we will be focusing on States of Matter and The Water Cycle. We will be using the Amazon to specifically look at water and how it can change state.
RE – Within R.E we are focusing Islam. We will be looking at how Muslims celebrate.
ICT – We will be using Purple Mash to look at 2Code. Coding will be the objective this term. term our topic
This term our topic is the Amazon. We will be really focusing on the Geography of rainforest locations.
It is always important to have the support of parents and carers, especially with within Year 4 as the demands of the curriculum are tough. Please ensure you have checked the planner and signed it off.
Miss Natalia Birch.
Our music curriculum
Our Year 4 pupils learn the ukulele through singing and playing, with increasing confidence and control. We are developing an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.
Within our ukulele lessons we play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using our voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression. We try to improvise and compose music for a range of purposes and listen with attention to detail and recall sounds.
Our wonderful Norse day.
Thursday 2nd March 2017
Today is World Book Day. We have been having a really good time. We have been taking part in a variety of activities including dressing up, book mark making and A-Z of authors and book titles. What a fantastic day!
Monday 6th March 2017.
Gareth Baker - Novelist and Patron of Reading comes to Trowell!
Year 4 Bike awareness and safety day - Thursday 9th March 2017
We have had a brilliant day today. First, we checked our bikes to make sure they were safe. We thought about the M Check with ABCD check.
After, we rode around the playground in waves and played bike games.
What a fun day!
Magna Science Adventure Day - Friday 10th March 2017
The children have taken some photos of their explorations and we have selected the best ones to show you all a part of our wonderful day!