Year 4

 

Summer Term 1

Year 4 is taught by Mrs Walters (Monday-Thursday) and Mrs Dinham (Friday). We also work with Miss May and Mrs Staples.

 

This half term, our theme is ‘Sea Adventures’.

English 

In English,we will be reading 'Sea Adventures', a collection of true stories of adventures and perils at sea- from attempts to sail around the world to stories of brave rescues, such as the story of Grace Darling.

We teach reading skills from 9-9:30, Monday- Wednesday. These skills include the understanding of new words in context, retrieving information from a text and inferring meaning. These skills contribute to the children's understanding of what they read. Some children will be taught phonics during this time also. 

Thursday and Friday, the children read their AR books on their own or with an adult and can complete AR quizzes. They can also complete AR quizzes each afternoon. A spelling/grammar session is taught Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, 1-1.30.

We'll also be reading versions of Robinson Crusoe ( based on a true story) and using this is a stimulus for our writing, including a shipwreck diary, instructions to survive on a desert island and a poetry unit.

Please read with your child regularly and write a brief comment in their diary. Thank you- it really does make a difference!

Maths

This half term, the children will be working further on decimals, money and time.

Science

We will be learning about sound.

Computing

 Computing is taught by Mrs Dinham each Friday.

Art

We will be creating some art based on the sea. 

PE

We have 2 PE sessions a week on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Our Wednesday session is gymnastics skills and Thursday is athletics, weather dependent! 

History

We will be learning about shipwrecks on the Cornish coast.

RE

We will be learning about the Sikh religion. We will also be enjoying a Sikhism day with Daya, who immerses the children in the Sikh religion for a day!


Music

The children will learn and perform sea shanties this half term, with Mrs Pascoe.

Homework

Please read with your child regularly. At Year 4, we understand children will often read on their own also. Please sign their reading diary to confirm this. Many thanks! Children will be given the opportunity to complete AR quizzes daily as far as is possible.

We send spellings and maths practice home each week, on a Friday. The children are encouraged to work on their times tables skills using Times Table Rockstars please.

Thank you for your support.

It is our aim that every child in Year 4 has a great year. Please come and see us if you have any questions or concerns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Term 2

Year 4 is taught by Mrs Walters (Monday-Thursday) and Mrs Dinham (Friday). We also work with Miss May and Mrs Staples.

 

This half term, our theme is ‘Fantastic Foxes and other countryside creatures'.

English 

In English,we will be reading 'Fantastic Mr Fox' and using clips from the film as a stimulus for writing.

We teach reading skills from 9-9:30, Monday- Wednesday. These skills include the understanding of new words in context, retrieving information from a text and inferring meaning. These skills contribute to the children's understanding of what they read. Some children will be taught phonics during this time also. 

Thursday and Friday, the children read their AR books on their own or with an adult and can complete AR quizzes. They can also complete AR quizzes each afternoon. A spelling/grammar session is taught Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, 1-1.30.

We'll also be learning a shortened version of Fantastic Mr Fox, writing our own animal adventures and writing a balanced argument text.

Please read with your child regularly and write a brief comment in their diary. Thank you- it really does make a difference!

Maths

This half term, the children will be working on statistics, position, direction and shape.

Science

We will be learning about living things, habitats and animals including humans. We will also be delivering the the Y4 RSE curriculum.


Computing

 Computing is taught by Mrs Dinham each Friday.

Art

We will be creating comic strips using oil pastel.

PE

We have 2 PE sessions a week on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

We will also be swimming for 2 further Monday mornings this half term.

RE

The Kernewek Curriculum:

The importance of Truro Cathedral.

Geography

We will be asking, 'How and why is my local area changing?'

Homework

Please read with your child regularly. At Year 4, we understand children will often read on their own also. Please sign their reading diary to confirm this. Many thanks! Children will be given the opportunity to complete AR quizzes daily as far as is possible.

We send spellings and maths practice home each week, on a Friday. The children are encouraged to work on their times tables skills using Times Table Rockstars please.

Thank you for your support.

It is our aim that every child in Year 4 has a great year. Please come and see us if you have any questions or concerns.