Year 4 2023 - 2024

Mr Mason

Mr Cole

Meet the Team

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

If you have any questions, please speak to one of our Year 4 staff or email year4@almapark.manchester.sch.uk


Welcome

Welcome to Year 4! In Year 4, children continue on their journey through KS2, learning and growing each and every day. As a class, we promote resilience, positive thinking and high aspirations, ensuring every child works hard to ensure they progress and achieve their full potential.

 

Here, you can find an overview of the Year 4 Curriculum. You can use this information to discuss with your child what they have learned and continue to support their learning at home.

 

What’s happening this half-term?

 Maths:

In maths we will be learning how to multiply and divide 2 and 3 digit numbers by 10, 100 and 1000.

We will also be exploring length and perimeter prior to studying fractions.

 

In Year 4, the children sit a national multiplication test in June. To support your children, you can gain access to practice tests here.


English:

  • Fiction
    A Warning Tale - The Forbdidden Forest - click here for a copy of the text
  • Persuasive Text


History: Ancient Greeks

The children will explore the fascinating history of the ancient greeks. Looking at their gods, city states and how they impacted on and influenced the Roman Empire.

Knowledge Organiser


Science: States of Matter

We will explore the differences and similarites between 3 states of matter (solid, liquid and gas) and what happens to each one when they are heated or cooled.

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Computing and DT: We Are Toy Designers.

Year 4 will be designing and creating toys that contain a series of inputs and outputs. The children will learn how to program a computer to control a toy. They will also be using the software called Crumble to learn how to make a light pattern.

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RE: Why do we pray?

This half term we will be studying how people of all cultures pray. The children will visit a Hindu Temple to learn about Hindu prayer and culture. 

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PSHE:

We will be learning about the importance of balance in our lives - whether diet, sleep or lifestyle. We will also be discussing dental health.


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 at composition of music and using African drums.


P.E:

This half term Year 4 will have Gym on Wednesday. Remember to come into school wearing your PE kit on those days.

Kit: Black shorts or tight-fitting black leggings and a plain white t-shirt.

 

Swimming - Thursday

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.


Reading:

In class we are currently reading A Dangerous Game by Malorie Blackman.

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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 can be changed everyday.

Homework:

Spellings will be sent out every week on a Friday to learn for a spelling test the following Friday.

This half term's BrainBuilder can be found here

TTRockstars – click here