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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4



Our Teacher is Mrs Dean and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Williams.



Spring 2

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In English we will be reading ‘Treasure Island’ will complete a range of writing tasks based on this book. We will write descriptions of settings, diary entries and poems/sea shanties.


In Maths we will be exploring fractions and decimals in greater depth. We will be able to use suitable equipment and choose appropriate units when measuring, including time. In shape work we will work out the area and perimeter of rectangles and other simple shapes.


Our Science topic 'Sound'. We will be learning about how sounds are made, recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear, find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it, find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it and recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases


'We are HTML editors’ is our Computing topic. We will learn about the history of the web and then study HTML. We will learn to edit and write HTML.


In Geography we will study a contrasting UK rural locality. We will compare the village of Castleton with our local area and visit the location to develop fieldwork skills.


In Art we will use the sketches made during our field trip to Castleton for inspiration and we will make printed images.


In R.E. the children will be exploring the question, ‘Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?’ This will link to the Easter story.


Our theme in P.S.H.E. is ‘Good to be me’. We will learn about recognising our strengths and weaknesses and how to deal with these. We will also explore dealing with disappointment, strategies for calming down and being assertive.


Homework, usually Maths, English and any spelling and multiplication tables will be given out on a Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please read with your child regularly and record this in their reading record as it is part of their weekly homework. Times tables and spelling test take place every Friday.


The outdoor games lessons will be on Tuesdays. An outdoor kit is needed for these lessons. Please ensure that your child has something suitable for all weathers. Children who have earrings must remove them and leave them at home on P.E. days or remove them and keep them safe themselves at school. If ears have been pierced recently the children are responsible covering their own earrings with tape.


Please can you also ensure your child has the correct equipment required for school. Your child will need a blue fibre tip pen with spares, pencil, sharpener, ruler and eraser. They also require a named water bottle.