Year 4 2021 - 2022

Miss Toomer

Teacher

 Welcome to Year 4

with

Miss Toomer and Mrs Henderson


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. 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 Hourglass:The Sands of Time’. Over the term, we will be learning about the The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain in History and Mountains and Physical Geography in Geography. We will also be going on residential to PGL to take part in adventure activities. 

Follow the trail around Chester's more hidden Roman treasures - Cheshire  Live

8 of the Best Mountains to Climb in the UK

 

English

Over the first Summer term, we will be focusing on non-fiction text 'The Manfish' that focus on our inquiry question. 'Can you have too much?'. We will be learning skills before writing our biography.

Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau : Berne, Jennifer, Puybaret, Éric:  Amazon.co.uk: Books

 

Over the second part of Summer, we will be focusing on writing a historical narrative based on the story, 'Escape from Pompeii'.

Escape from Pompeii : Balit, Christina: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Reading

Over the first Summer term, we will be focusing on the non-fiction text 'Everest: The remarkable story of Edmund Hillary' that focus on our inquiry question. 'Can you have too much?'. This will help us build our writing skills ready for a biography.

Everest: The Remarkable Story of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay :  Stewart, Alexandra, Todd-Stanton, Joe, Fiennes, Sir Ranulph: Amazon.co.uk:  Books

 

This is the blurb:

In the late morning of May 29th 1953, the sun was shining brightly on the roof of the world, a gentle breeze was blowing and two men were there to witness it for the first time ever … Their names were Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay and the roof of the world was Everest.
 
Over the second half of summer, we will be focusing on fiction books starting with Varjak Paw which we have been reading as our class read.
Varjak Paw (Varjak Paw, 1): Amazon.co.uk: Said, SF, McKean, Dave:  9780552572293: Books

 

Maths

Over the coming weeks, we will be working on our measurement skills and building on our year 3 knowledge of capacity, length and mass. We will also be revisiting skills have we have learnt in Year 4 to build our confidence. This will include addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Science

In Science we will be learning about 'Sound'. This will link with our world knowledge theme as we will concentrate on scientific investigation and discovery.

Sound | 2nd grade reading worksheets, Resource classroom, Sound science

 

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

Year 4 Electricity - Grammarsaurus

 

 

Things to Remember in Year 4:

  • P.E. Monday with Mr Forbes
  • Homework set on Friday due for the following Wednesday
  • Spelling Test on Wednesday 
  • Five reads due in on Friday and this is when the coloured 'tray' books will be changed
  • Five Times Table Rockstar practise
  • Home Read books are changed throughout the week

Useful Websites

Maths

 

English

 

 

 

 

 

Files to Download

Year 4: Gallery items

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