Welcome to Year 4!

Teachers:   Mrs Jones (Class 7)             Mr Niland (Class 8)                    Teaching Assistant:  Mrs Grogan, Mrs Lavin

             

 

 

   

Some photographs from our Science trip to Loreto 

Dates for your diary linked to Year 4

 

Wednesday 4th September

First day  of school

 

 

Monday 9th September

Class 8 swimming

Wednesday 11th September

Archery Assembly. 2.30pm

 

 

Monday 16th September

Class 8 swimming

Tuesday 17th September

Archery 12.30 – 1.15pm

Wednesday 18th September

Friends of St Ann’s Singalong. KS2

 

 

Monday 23rd September

Class 8 swimming

Tuesday 24th September

Archery 12.30 – 1.15pm

Wednesday 25th September

European Day of Languages

 

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR WEEK

Monday 30th September

Class 8 swimming

Tuesday 1st October

Archery 12.30 – 1.15pm

Friends of St Ann’s meeting 3.45pm

Thursday 3rd October

Individual Photographs. 8am

 

 

Monday 7th October

Class 8 swimming

Tuesday 8th October

Archery 12.30 – 1.15pm

Friday 11th October

KS2 Hymns

 

 

Monday 14th  October

Class 8 swimming

Tuesday 15th October

Archery 12.30 – 1.15pm

Friday 18th October

Break up 3.30pm

 

HALF TERM

Monday 28th October

Back to school

Class 8 swimming

Tuesday 29th October

Parents Evening

Wednesday 30th October

Parents Evening

 

 

Monday 4th November

Class 8 swimming

 

 

Monday 11th November

Class 8 swimming

Wednesday 13th November

Art Exhibition

 

 

Monday 18th November

Class 8 swimming

Wednesday 20th November

Flu vaccinations

 

 

Monday 25th November

Class 8 swimming

Tuesday 26th November

Church visit Y4

 

 

Monday 2nd December

Class 8 swimming

Wednesday 4th December

Christmas dinner day

Thursday 5th December

Christmas Jumper day

Friday 6th December

Advent Mass Year 4 9.30am 

 

 

Monday 9th December

Class 8 swimming

Tuesday 10th December

 

Friday 13th December

Year 3 & 4 Christmas production pm

 

 

Monday 16th  December

Class 8 swimming

Christmas party day

Friday 20th December

School breaks up for Christmas 1.30pm

 

Class 8 swimming every Monday morning up until 27th January 2020.

Class 7 swimming from week beginning 3rd February 2020 - 13th July 2020.

 

Our P.E. takes place every Thursday afternoon, please ensure that your child has full kit for this day.

Homework will be given out on a Friday to be completed by Wednesday of the following week.  The homework will consist of one piece of Maths and one piece of English (this will change once in a while when children may receive a special homework). 

Spellings will now be sent home on a Friday, giving the children one full week to learn them, ready for a test the following Friday morning.  All homework is to be completed to the standard we expect in school.

 

Your child should aim to read every day for at least 20 minutes.  See the Literacy page for some top tips!

 

 

Recommended Reading List

 

 

Maths

  • Times Tables
  • Long multiplication and long division
  • Area
  • Fractions (main emphasis on equivalent fractions)

Literacy

  • Handwriting
  • Apostrophes for contractions
  • Apostrophes for possession of singular and plural nouns
  • Rhetorical questions
  • Adjectives and adverbs
  • Suffixes and Prefixes
  • Synonyms

Religion

  • Jesus as a Teacher
  • Jewish faith and Synagogues
  • Parables

Science

  • Living things and their processes
  • Habitats
  • Rainforest habitat

Geography

  • The Earth’s Structure
  • Volcanoes
  • Tectonic Plates
  • Earthquakes

P.E

  • Dance and choreography

ICT

  • Internet safety
  • Staying SMART online

 

English

 

In the coming weeks the children will be using a short animation called The Blue Umbrella as a stimulus for their writing.  Within these lessons children will be learning the correct use of adjectives, similes, complex sentences, subordinate clauses, adverbs, rhetorical questions, direct speech, alliteration as well as writing about feelings and opinions.  They will build up a collection of sentences over a period of weeks, with the end result being the children writing a narrative story based on the animation.  This will be paired with weekly SPAG lessons and comprehension lessons.

 

Religion

During the Autumn term the children will be exploring two topics.  The first topic is The Bible; here children will learn how to find a Bible reference as well as learning various Bible stories and about the Bible itself.  The second topic will explore putting their Trust in God and the importance of the word trust.

 

Topic

The children will be studying the Romans as their first topic of Year 4.  They will learn about the Roman Invasion of Britain, the Roman army as well as finding out about the Celts led by their fierce leader, Queen Boudicca.

 

Science

The children will be learning all about the States of Matter.  They will learn to define solids, liquids and gases and explore their properties.  The children will gain an understanding as to who the particles in each are formed and also how states of matter can change in certain materials.