Welcome to Year 4
This page provides the parents of children in my class with all of the information they should need regarding life in year 4. You will also find lots of pictures of the fun things we get up to in year 4.
Year 4 PE lessons will usually be on a Wednesday afternoon with Miss Barker. Please can I ask that the children bring their kit on a Monday and keep it in school all week. This is just in case we have any timetable changes or any additional sporting activities. As we move into Autumn and the weather becomes less kind, I would like the children to bring their full indoor and outdoor kits, including trainers, each week.
Maths - addition and subtraction of up to 4-digit numbers using the compact columnar method.
Literacy - we will be studying The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We will write recounts from different character's points of view. We will study the features of the text and take inspiration from it to use in our own writing.
Topic - Hull: Iconic Landmarks. We will look at Hull's geographical location and the effect this has had on its history before looking into some of Hull's iconic landmarks. We will then do a more in depth study of the Humber Bridge before designing and making alternative bridges. It would enhance your child's experience of this topic if they were able to visit some of Hull's landmarks - especially The Humber Bridge.
Computing - E-safety. We are looking at ways to keep ourselves safe online.
Science - Living Things and their Habitats. We will learn how living things are classified in different ways.
Art - Pencil drawings. We will build up to drawing pictures of some of Hull's iconic landmarks. We will also draw pictures of The Iron Man.
Music - Abba. We will study the music of Abba and learn to perform the song Mamma Mia.
NEW! Year 4 Statutory Tables Check
You may or may not have heard that, from this academic year, all children in Year 4 will sit a statutory times table check in June. They will be tested on 25 multiplication questions, based on the tables from 2 to 12. Although this is nothing to worry about, I would like the children in my class to be well equipped to do well in the test. I will be providing the children with lots of opportunities to practise and develop their times tables skills throughout the year, including: regular chanting, daily quick fire questions, rhymes, weekly tests and a weekly intervention group 'Times Tables Tuesday' for those who really struggle. However, there are things which you could do at home to further support your child, especially if s/he struggles with his/her tables. These are:
If you would like further information on what the times table check is, you can find it here: https://matr.org/blog/times-tables-test-parents-guide/
Year 4's Class Rules
We worked as a class to come up with and agree to the following class rules:
On Thursday 3rd October, year 4 went on an Invertebrate Hunt around the school grounds. We found lots of different invertebrates and used identification keys to identify them.
We are experts on living things and know lots about invertebrates.
Just for Fun Quiz
Try this Invertebrate Quiz - you could play kids versus adults.
1: vertebrates have a backbone and invertebrates do not
2: insects, arachnids, annelids, protozoa, crustaceans, molluscs or echinoderms (your child may name a specific animal e.g. worm or spider)
3: exoskeleton (your child may also say cuticle as this is the special name for a centipede's exoskeleton)
5: Arachnids (your child may say spider but there are other types of arachnids such as scorpions)
6: insects have 6 legs and arachnids have 8.