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Year 4

 Year Four 2022-2023

4E - Miss Evans & 4P - Mrs Partington

 

Year 4 Staff

 

     Miss Evans - 4E  Class Teacher       Mrs Partington - 4P Class Teacher 

     Ms Norman and Mrs Malik - Year 4 Teaching Assistants

 

                  Mrs Partington

 

                      Miss Evans

 

 

Spring Term 1

Welcome back Year 4. We hope you have had a lovely break and are ready to begin learning. Our new focus this term is the 'Romans'. We will be having a visit to Chester at the end of this half term to support our learning and may even meet a Roman Soldier!

 

This half term we will be learning the following:

 

English - Explanation Texts, writing letters, prefixes and suffixes, plurals and apostrophes, similies and metaphors

Maths - Multiplication and Division including factor pairs and multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100, Roman Numerals, length and perimeter

Science - Electricity

History - The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

Geography - Europe, Human and Physical features, Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Computing - Coding with Scratch

Art - Mosaics

RE - What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

PSHE - A world without judgement - respect for diversity

PE - Gymnastics and multi-skills 

 

Autumn Term

 

Welcome back. Its lovely to see how well the children have settled back into school. They have made a great start to the Autumn term. We have already begun learning about our new topics. These include:

 

English - Narrative writing based on the book 'Journey', Direct speech, word classes and Haiku poems

Maths - Number and place value to 10,000. Adding and subtracting 4 digit numbers, multiplication and division, Area and times tables

History - Ancient Greece, Greek life, their influence on the Western World

Geography - Locate and name European countries and their capitals

Science - States of Matter

RE - Big question - Why are festivals important to religious communities?

Art - Pastel drawings and clay work

DT - Food technology

PSHE - Growth Mindset

SMSC - British Values

PE - Swimming and multi-skills 

Computing - Databases

French - Recapping greetings, colours and numbers

 

We have planned lots of exciting lessons and we are sure the children are going to thoroughly enjoy learning all of the above.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child's class teacher.

 

General Information

 

Homework:

English homework (Spellings and SPAG) is given out every Wednesday to be handed in by the following Monday. 

 

Maths homework is given out every Friday to be handed in by the following Thursday. Maths homework is often marked within the maths lesson on a Thursday. 

 

Reading books:

Children will have the opportunity to change their reading books every week. We do not expect children to have finished and therefore need to change their reading book every time - especially chapter books. Please sign their yellow reading records on a regular basis so we are able to monitor the children's reading. Please also record any other books they are reading in their yellow reading books as it is really important we are aware of all the books the children are reading (such as library books, books from home etc). 

Our library day is also Wednesday. Each week children will have the opportunity to return their old library book and choose another one. Again, if the children haven't finished their library book by Wednesday, there is no expectation for them to change it each week. 

 

PE:

Outdoor PE with Mr Dixon is on a Tuesday morning/afternoom. During the Autumn and Winter months, children should wear navy or black jogging bottoms, a white or House colour (red - Lancaster, blue - York, green - Derby and yellow - Chester) with a navy or black hoodie or sweatshirt. Trainers are also required for outdoor PE. 

 

Getting in touch:

If you need to let your child's teacher know general information such as they are being picked up by a Grandparent etc, then a note is the easiest way to do this.

If you would let to arrange a meeting or phone call with your child's teacher then this can be done via the school office. Please email: admin@didsburyroad.stockport.sch.uk 


Our topics

 

Autumn - Ancient Greece - Their achievemnts and their impact

 

Spring - The Roman invasion of Britain and its impact

              

Summer - Animals (including humans) and their habitats 

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