Year 4 2022 - 2023

Miss Toomer

Teacher

 Welcome to Year 4

with

Miss Toomer and Mr Jones


Class Dojo is a great way for us to keep in touch with you. We post regular photos of the work we have been doing in school. There is also the option for you to upload things you've been doing at home.  It's always great to see what you've been up to!

Our PE is Monday with Mr Coleclough  Please can all Year 4 children come into school on these days in their PE Kit. Please ensure that your child is dressed in the correct PE kit.

World Knowledge

The Spring term's World Knowledge theme is Voyage: Around the world in 80 days’. Over the term, we will be learning about the The Ancient Greeks in History and World Trade in Geography. We will also be linking our Chester Zoo trip this term to Illegal Wildlife Trade.

 

Who were the ancient Greeks? - BBC Bitesize

 

 

English

Over the first Autumn term, we will be focusing on fiction text 'Leon and the Gorgon's curse' that focus on our inquiry question. 'Is everyone treated the same?' and links to our history learning. We will be learning lots of skills before writing our own Greek inspired story.

Leo and the Gorgon's Curse (Brownstone's Mythical Collection, 4): Joe  Todd-Stanton : Joe Todd-Stanton, Joe Todd-Stanton: Amazon.co.uk: Books

 

Reading

Over the first Autumn term, we will be focusing on the fiction text 'Greek Myths'. This will help us build our writing skills ready for our story writing.

Year 4 & 5 Unit of Work: Greek Myths – Pathways to Write Autumn 2 – The  Literacy Company

 

This is the blurb:

Journey into a world of gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, extraordinary creatures and fantastic monsters with this beautifully illustrated introduction to Ancient Greek mythology.

 

Maths

Over the coming weeks, we will be working on numerous skills:

  • Fractions (adding, subtracting and equivalent fractions)
  • Multiplication and Division (6,7,  9, 11 and 12 times tables) 
  • Place Value (rounding numbers)
  • Mesurement (telling the time on an analogue clock. 

Science

In Science we will be learning about 'Animals including humans'. This will link with our work in Chester Zoo. Once we have finished this, we will move onto sound.

Year 4 Science Poster - Animals, including humans | Teaching Resources

 

After we have finished our unit on sound, we will be focusing on electricity which will tie into our DT unit. 

 

 

 

Things to Remember in Year 4:

  • P.E. Monday with Mr Coleclough
  • Homework set on Wednesday due for the following Monday
  • Spelling Test on Wednesday 
  • Five reads a week with reading diaries due in on Monday.
  • Three Times Table Rockstar practise
  • Home read books are changed throughout the week
  • Tuesday reading diaries in for guided reading.

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English

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