Welcome to Year 4
|Please click on the photo to access the class blog.|
What’s the Buzz?’
This term, we will be making, recycling, re-purposing, and re-using plastic – anything to try to use them more than once! We will also explore longer term behavioural changes to safeguard our wildlife and planet. In this topical theme, children will be investigating:
- What our grandparents used before single use plastics changed our lives
- How we can become ‘Plastic Clever’
- How we can re-purpose single use plastics
- If we can improve our local community
- Who to contact if we want to make bigger changes
Year 4 will investigate the question: ‘Which wild animals and plants thrive where we live?’. We will use our ICT lessons to create databases for different groups of living things and create our own branching diagrams to identify different types of animals.
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
To view this half term's homework please click here.
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.