Year 4 2022 - 2023
Year 4 Children
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4S 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 - 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, 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 responsilbilies 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 and build 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 classical music to tell a Viking saga story in Music.
This term we are learning about 'Invaders and Settlers'. Read our Summer Newsletter!
As part of our English curriculum, this term the book we will be studying is 'How to Train your Dragon'
Our Year 4 learning journey so far...
This term in PSHE we have been focusing on 'Belonging to a Community.' For our final lesson on this topic, we took part in ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ by litter picking on the school grounds. 4C and 4S filled 10 rubbish bags 😱🙌🏽 it was a very rewarding afternoon! 🗑☀️
In History this week, we’ve been learning all about Boudicca (an ancient queen 👑) who rebelled against the Roman takeover of Britain. We order her life events and then decided whether they were positive or negative 👍🏽👎🏾
On Friday, we had a immersive Roman day! We looked and handled camp equipment, tried on legionary armour, played Roman games as well as handling a Roman shield, practised marching in time and performed the testudo.
We created a water cycle in a bag. Over the next few days, we will monitor them to see if we can observe any stages of the water cycle.
We were making our own mosaics in art today 🖼 🎨 inspired by our topic ‘The Romans’
World Book Day 2023!
Today, in Snappy Science, we investigated the surface tension of water. We found out that we could fill a glass full and still add more water, creating a dome shape due to the water molecules sticking together. When we added salt, the water spilled over the edge straight away due to the change in surface tension 🧪🧫
Valentines Disco ❤️
We’ve had a fantastic R.E. Day learning about Sikhism… we sketched pictures of the Gurdwara this afternoon ✍️
Thank you to our special people for joining our class for a small taster of Science! It was lovely to see children getting involved and also getting to show you their classroom 😁
Children have had a French filled Thursday!
We had such a fun time at our Year 4 Christmas Party!
We created a model of the digestive system using tights, bananas, orange juice, weetabix and water!
Check out our amazing Christmas displays, based on the book 'Refuge' by Anne Booth:
We had an amazing time at York Chocolate Story on our Autumn term school trip!
This half term in Science, we are learning about Animals including humans! In Snappy Science meetings we've been getting hands on with some problem solving activities, including making our own toothpaste to help prevent tooth decay!
We've been very competive in Year 4 on Times Table Rockstars! Well done 4S for winning the competition. We will be holding a new competition in Spring term!
As part of our Science curriculum, this half term the topic we are studying is 'Living things and their habitats'
We have been observing invertebrates in forest school and using tally and bar charts to record and present our data.
Our wonderful display boards featuring our learning of Malala Yousafazi and Jesse Owens.
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