Year 4 2022 - 2023

Mr Mason

Mr Cole

Welcome to Year 4

Adults who work here:

Mr Mason, Mr Cole, Mrs Kinnear, Mr Rios, Mrs McGurrin, Mrs Bennett

Welcome to our year group page. Here you can find out what is happening in our classrooms each half term.

You can use the information below to discuss with your child what they are learning. 

This half term, 

English - Talk For Writing Unit, The King of Fishes

We will also be doing a unit linked with Black History Month.

 

Maths - Place Value

*recognise the place value of each digit in a three/four-digit number (1,000s, 100s, 10s, and 1s)

*round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000

*order and compare numbers up to 500/beyond 1000

*identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations

 

For an overview of Year 4's Curriculum click here

History- Ancient Egyptian Civilisation. We are looking at the key events of the Ancient Egyptian Civilisation, the impact their achievements have had on us today, how their culture and housing compared to other ancient civilisations and how the River Nile was important to them. Click for the Knowledge Organiser.

Science- Animals, including humans. We will be looking at the digestive system in humans, identifying the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions.Click for the Knowledge Organiser.

Computing - We are software developers. We will be using Scratch (https://scratch.mit.edu/) to create our own educational games. Click for the Knowledge Organiser.

Design Technology - Cooking and Nutrition. We will be looking at how to prepare food safely and hygienically. Click for the Knowledge Organiser.

RE - What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today? We will look at which objects are special in the Hindu faith and Hindus show their faith. Click for the Knowledge Organiser.

PSHE We will be looking at what makes a healthy friendship, the risks of online relationships and what it means to belong in a community.

French - Learning to ask questions and give answers. Sentence building, further adjectives and vocabulary for a game. Masculine nouns and feminine nouns.

Music - We will be looking learning to read and play 4 and 8 beat rhythm notation.

PE - This half term 4M will have PE on a Monday and 4C on a Wednesday. It will be dance this half term so the children need indoor PE kits. We will learn about what canon and unison mean in dance and the impact of spacing for effort in dance.

Remember to come into school wearing your PE kit on those days.

Swimming will be on Thursday in both classes. Your child needs to bring in a separate bag-a towel, swimsuit or trunks and a swimming hat if your child has long hair. Please do not bring goggles or wear ear-rings on this day. 

 

Useful websites for learning at home:

Reading Eggs - click here

Mathletics - click here

Times Tables Rock Stars - click here

If you have any questions you can speak to a member of the team at the end of the day or email us at-year4@almapark.manchester.sch.uk

Forest Schools - We will be building an A Frame (two sided) wedge–shaped hut on the 30th September 2022. Please ensure your child comes in clothes that can get muddy, sensible outdoor shoes, warm clothes if cold and a water-proof coat.

Reading books:

In class we care currently reading-

There's A Pharaoh In Our Bath! : Strong, Jeremy: Amazon.co.uk: Books  

Please read with your child every day and comment in their reading record when you do. Reading books should be in school everyday for independent reading and will be changed on these days:

Tuesday and Friday 

Homework: 

This half term's BrainBuilder can be found here

Year 4s spellings will be sent out every Friday to learn for a spelling test the following Friday. 

 

Reading Eggs - click here

A video on how to use Reading Eggs/ Eggspress is here

Mathletics - click here

TTRockstars – click here

Please email year4@almapark.manchester.sch.uk if you have any questions.

 

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