Year 4 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Year 4 Class Page
4F do PE on: Tuesdays 4C do PE on: Mondays
We test times tables on: Thursday
We test spellings on: Friday
Our daily homework is to read to an adult at home and practise our times tables and spellings in order to ensure we make the best possible progress during our time in Year 4. Please let your class teacher know when you have read through the Reading Record.
Multiplication Tables Check
The Multiplication Tables Check (MTC) is a key stage 2 assessment to be taken by pupils at the end of year 4 (in June). The purpose of the MTC is to make sure the times tables knowledge is at the expected level. The MTC is an online test where the pupils are asked 25 questions on times tables 2 to 12. For every question they have 6 seconds to answer and in between the questions there is a 3 second rest. Questions about the 6, 7, 8, 9, and 12 times table come up more often. The questions are generated randomly based on the rules of the MTC.
How to prepare: A good way to prepare is start early and build a daily routine practising the times tables. With regular practise children learn all the questions and gain confidence. We suggest practising 10 to 15 minutes a day for optimal results. We have added a list of links to pages that can help pupils practise the skills they need for the MTC:
A typical day in Year 4 looks like...
8.20 - Starter of the Day
8.45 - 9.45 - English
9.45 - 10.00 - Break Time
10.00 - 11.00 - Maths
11.00 - 12.00 - Reading
12.00 - 1.00 - Lunch
1.00 - 1.15 - Maths Meeting
1.15 - 2.45 - Wider Curriculum Lesson
2.45 - 3.05 - Whole Class Reading
Life Before the Chocolate Factory!
This term our topic is 'Life Before the Chocolate Factory!’ where we will be learning about the Ancient Maya and their way of life. We will be exploring and learning about:
-The Ancient Maya civilisation in History.
-Tropical rainforests in Geography.
-Living things and their habitats and animals including humans in Science.
- Experiment with song lyrics by using our voice expressively in Music.
-Postive relationships and respecting our similarities and differences in PSHE.
-The use of sketch pencils including tone, shade and texture in Art.
-How to keep safe online using Gooseberry Planet.
This term our topic is 'Rampaging Romans' where we will be learning about the Romans and their way of life. We will be learning and exploring:
-The Roman Empire in History.
-Italy and it's volcanoes in Geography.
-States of Matter including solids, liquids and gases in Science.
-Explore and create mosaics in Art.
-Mechanisms including pulleys in Design and Technology.
-Belonging to a community and our shared responsibilities in PSHE.
-Use silence, tempo and repeated patterns in Music.
Invaders and Settlers!
This term our topic is 'Invaders and Settlers' where we will be learning about the Viking and Anglo-Saxon era. We will be learning and exploring:
-The Vikings and Anglo- Saxon way of life in History.
-Rivers in Geography.
-Understand where electricity comes from, building an electrical ciricuit and sound in Science.
-Design and create a sculpture in Art.
-Cooking and nutrition in Design and Technology.
-Physical and mental wellbeing and the changes in your body in PSHE.
-Composing a piece of classical music to tell a Viking saga story in Music.
Our learning this year so far...
In music, we have been looking at ostinatos which is where a musical pattern repeats itself. Our aim was to create a piece of music that mimicked the tropical rainforests where the mayans lived.
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