Welcome to Year 4
Welcome to our page and thank you for visiting! Here, find out what Year 4 are up to, view some of our amazing work and keep up-to-date with notices and dates important to our year group.
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Hi everyone and welcome back! On this page, we will post updates specific to Year 4, key dates for your diaries as well as some information about our curriculum. In the 'Important Information' section below, you can find out about our PE days, reading books, and we will be updating parents in due course about the arrangements for 'Meet the Teacher' this year. We can't wait to see you all face to face and encourage as many of you as possible to attend. We would also like to take this opportunity to refer you to the 'Useful Links' below that can be used to help support your child's learning at home.
In Year 4, we are really proud of our curriculum and study some fantastic history and geography topics that are used to inspire our learning in many subjects. To find out more information about our 'Dragon Invaders' (Anglo-Saxons and Vikings), 'Off with their head!' (Tudors) and 'Pisa, Paella and Paris' (a European study) topics, please see the 'Learning for Life' tab on the blue navigation toolbar above, and head to the 'Curriculum' section. We have put together some handy knowledge organisers for each topic that outline the key knowledge and pieces of information that the children will need to learn and remember. You will also find 'Year Group Overviews' in the Curriculum area that give an overview of what your child will learn about in all subjects during Year 4.
Our school prides itself on its reading culture and our philosophy of being 'Rooted in Reading'. Every year, we begin with a whole school focus and celebration of a shared book. This year, we have chosen the fabulous 'The Secret of Black Rock' by Joe Todd Stanton. For our first two weeks of term, much of our learning will be focused on this text, where we will be using the book as a stimulus to study a range of subjects, more specifically: Reading, Writing and Art.
If you have any queries regarding your child, please either speak to us directly at the end of the school day, or leave a note in your child's Home School Record.
With thanks for your continued support,
Miss Thelwell and Miss Matthews
Here, we will post important dates and information.
Please see our school calendar on the parent news tab for upcoming whole school dates.
Year 4 have PE on a Tuesday. This could be indoor or outdoor depending on the weather, so please make sure children have the appropriate kit. We will encourage the children to bring their PE kits home on a Friday to return to school on a Tuesday.
Reading books will be sent home regularly and the children are encouraged to be as independent as possible when it comes to changing these. As soon as we are back up and running with our regular library slots, children will also be able to read a book for pleasure and bring this home too.
Homework is given out on a Wednesday and is to be returned the following Monday.
New spellings are given out on a Monday and are tested on the following Monday.