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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!



Year 4 is bursting with exciting and inspiring learning activities in all subjects throughout the year. The class teachers, Miss Mulholland (4M) and Miss Harrison (4H), encourage children to display a growth mindset when facing challenges and to try their very best in all areas of school. The devoted, enthusiastic teaching assistants are Mrs Marshall, Mrs Lay and Mr Yost.



This term in Literacy we will explore the novel Charlotte's Web by E. B White. We will be writing some detailed recounts, discussion texts and reports during our Big Write. 



This term in Numeracy we will be focusing on place value and securing our four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will work on solving one and two step problems involving these operations numbers. It's important that all children know their times tables, up to 12 times tables, by the end of year four.


Homework in Year 4:


Numeracy: MyMaths (online homework) given on Monday and needs to be completed by Wednesday.
Literacy: Given on Wednesday and needs to be handed in on Friday.
Weekend Homework (Science, RE or Topic): Given on Friday and needs to be handed in on the following Monday.

Spellings: Spellings are given to the children every Monday and tested every Friday.

Times tables: You will also be tested on your times tables every Wednesday. 


Daily Reading: The children are also asked to read daily and make an entry into their reading records.
(Further details about how to help your child can be found on the Home Learning page of the website


Year 4 after school clubs

Monday: Computing club and choir
Wednesday: Homework
Thursday: Tennis
Friday: Football and drama

All clubs run from 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Year 4 Computing


Year 4 are learning Multimedia this term.  Using an online software tool called Just2Easy, we will learn to create a text for a purpose.   We will investigate using different fonts and size of text.  We will learn to include pictures, graphics, sound and video to support the purpose of the written text. 





Computer Club


Computing club used the hour of code website today to code dance moves.  If you would like to try this at home the link is shown here.



Ici on Parle Français!


Year 4 made a super start to their French learning today.  Our focus was on speaking and revision of key phrases.  We reminded ourselves of the j and r sound in French and learned a clever way of extending a chat by using the words "et tu?"  (and you) to return a question to another speaker.    

La Reine des Neiges - Je voudrais un bonhomme de neige

Envie de chanter entre amis ? Voici les paroles ! Learn to sing in French. Listen and copy!

Les Trois Petits Cochons - raconté par Capital Koala

Les Trois Petits Cochons racontés et enregistrés par l'équipe de Capital Koala: