Welcome to Year 4
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Spring Term Learning Challenge Curriculum
Why is Yorkshire such a cool place to live?
This geography based topic will provide children with opportunities to name and locate counties and cities within the United Kingdom and continuing to link it to our learning about Saltaire. In addition, we will:
Identify human and physical characteristics of a variety of places;
Locate and name some of the main rivers in the UK;
Understand how the industrial Revolution changed geographical features over time.
Now that Year 4 have explained how digestion works, we will ask the question 'Why is the sound of Ariana Grande enjoyed by so many people?' In this topic, children will examine sources of sound, volume and pitch as well as the parts and function of the human ear. The highlight of this topic is a special visit from 'Sam the Sound Man' who will teach us the science behind instrument making. We will be asking children to collect materials to make their own instruments on Friday 1st March, and a list of useful items will be brought home! Children will need to bring something to school to be able to make their instrument and will bring home anything unused.
Please click here to view the welcome booklet for Years 3 and 4 2018.
Year 4 Residential to High Adventure
Please click here to view the presentation which contains lots of information about the trip.
Details of an example menu, kit list and timetable along with some useful dos and don'ts may be found here.
Homework and Reading
There is an expectation that your child completes at least three twenty minute reading sessions a week at home. This can be independent, reading to an adult, on Bug Club or a mixture of reading and book discussion with an adult.
In addition to this, the children will know from their maths lessons which times table they need to practise and they need to do this at home twice a week. For the completion of the above tasks, children will be awarded three stars.
A link for homework for this half term may be found above. The tasks are purposefully simplistic to allow the children to direct their own learning and whilst parental support is encouraged, the work must be completed by the child. Please do not feel that you should go to extra effort or spend hours on these tasks; the children can complete as much or as little work on the chosen topic as they would like to do. We would like to ensure they enjoy these tasks and learn something new!
The homework diary can also be used as a means of communication between yourself and your child's teachers. Teachers will sign diaries every week and we ask that you also sign the diary weekly.