We (Miss Fox, Mr Breese, Kim and Mrs Randle) are delighted to be leading the Year 4 team and are excited to be a part of the children's learning experiences this year. We are always around to support both you as parents and the children; if you need anything then don't hesitate to drop us an email or see us at the end of the day on the playground.
Keep an eye on the page for updates throughout the year.
Year 4 Homework
In line with the school, we expect at least 3 reads a week recorded in your child's reading record. Please find a list of questions below that will support your child when you hear them read.
Term 2 Light Group and Bulb Group
Term 3 Week 7 (due in Tuesday 1st March, Week 1, Term 4)
Mill on the Brue - March 2022
Mill on the Brue (MoB) is an annual residential trip that Year 4 children participate in. It is a fantastic opportunity for your child to experience a short (2 night) activity based residential not too far from home. The activities help to foster greater confidence in their abilities as well as develop team building skills. The residential nature of this experience allows the Year 4s to develop their independence with daily tasks.
All children from previous years have loved the opportunity and have returned home exhausted from the fun and games!
Please see the 'Meet the teacher' slides above for more information.
Term 3: There's no place like Rome
Our topic this term takes us back to ancient Rome and the Roman Empire through the ages. We shall develop the children's knowledge of the key vocabulary underpinning this history-based topic. During this topic we will look at how the empire grew to become one of the most powerful realms, and life in Britain before the Romans. We will also look at how the Romans influenced modern Britain. We will explore a city that has four young detectives though our novel, The Thieves of Ostia. For our Spectacular Start the classrooms were transformed to Roman museums and the children wondered around gaining information, playing traditional Roman games and wearing replica soldiers equipment. We are excited to have a trip to Bath's wonderful Roman Baths scheduled for this term.
We encourage all children to take note of the rick local history that Bath provides and question what life was life before the Romans, and consider what it may have been like should the Romans not have invaded.
A Roman game of Delta:
Term 2: Electricity
Our topic this term is the exciting subject of electricity. We shall develop the children's knowledge of the key vocabulary underpinning this science-based topic. We will also look at circuits and how to construct them, insulators and conductors and the role of switches. We will explore a city that is always dark and has an unstable supply of electricity though our novel, The City of Ember. For our Spectacular Start the children pulled jobs from a bag and are now assisting around the school doing various duties.
We encourage all children to take note of the electrical items they use and consider where the electricty that powers them comes from.
Term 1: River of Dreams
To start us off in Year 4, we are going to dive into the topic of rivers. We shall develop knowledge of the key vocabulary used when describing rivers and their course. We will also look at the water cycle and understand further where rain comes from. We encourage all children to look at local rivers and streams whenever they are out and about, hopefully they will be able to share some of the information they learnt.
We will use picture books to inspire our writing in particular: The Rhythm of the Rain by Grahame Baker-Smith and A Planet Full of Plastic by Neal Layton.
For our Spectacular Start we created rivers out of junk modelling.