Welcome to Year Four!
This year, our classes are named after famous, creative people.
Blake class are taught by Mrs Sharif and Mrs Milne.
Sir Quentin Blake is one of Britain's most successful illustrators and children's authors.
He has illustrated nearly 300 books, and is known for his collaboration with writers such as Russell Hoban, Joan Aiken and Michael Rosen. He is the major illustrator for Roald Dahl books, including The BFG, The Witches, Matilda and Esio Trot, all of which have won major prizes. One of his most recent collaborations was with David Walliams, including Mr Stink and The Boy in the Dress.
Tinga Tinga class are taught by Miss Childs and Mr Sharp.
Edward Saidi Tingatinga was a world-famous artist from Tanzania in Eastern Africa. He was a self-taught artist and did not start to paint until he was 36.
Each Tingatinga picture has a story. The stories in the pictures illustrate the natural beauty of the Tanzanian environment and the day to day activities of the people of the rural and urban areas. People believe they teach the importance of preserving Tanzanian culture and the environment.
Year 4 : Things to Know
Times Table Test
In year 4 we have a new Times table test due in June. Here is a page that fully explains what it will be and look like and contain:
To prepare our children for this we have been using Times table Rockstars. Now this is not just something that they can use at school, they can also use this at home on PC's, Laptops, tablets and even smart phones.
All children need a pair of indoor shoes or pumps to wear inside.
Log book, Spellings, Grammar and Arithmetic
Homework is sent out on a Friday and due back the following Wednesday, this will include Arithmetic and spelling and we test these on a Wednesday.
PE and Swimming Kit
Please make sure your child has the appropriate PE kit. This includes plain jogging bottoms or shorts, a plain t-shirt or long sleeved top and trainers or pumps.
For swimming, children need an appropriate swimming costume, towel and goggles (if necessary). Please do not bring shampoo.
Some helpful documents to support learning in Year 4
This half term, our topic is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We will be incorporating this within our writing in Literacy and our art.
This is our Long Term Plan for the year ahead. If you have any questions regarding our learning, please talk to the class teachers.
Below are the Maths guidance for ways of calculating in year 4.
In Maths, we cover many different areas and return to them regularly to consolidate and move the children's learning onto the next level. The link below shows a summary of the main areas of Maths to be covered in each block throughout year 4.
This Autumn term we will be covering unit 1 of Block A,B,C,D and E. The following links show the specific objectives for each block.
Please see the following links for help with our calculation policy for each of the four calculations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and subtraction.