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Welcome to Year 4

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What do we learn about?

Every day we learn reading, writing and mathematics skills, but we also learn about lots of other things! Here is a very light overview, and you will also recieve more detailed half-termly overviews (CLICK HERE to view them online).

Autumn term 1

History: Life in Iron Age Britain. What did the Romans do for us? Roman Empire and its impact on Britain: 

- Life in Iron Age Celtic Britain.
- Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion; 
- Roman Empire & successful invasion; 
- British resistance - Boudicca;
- Romanisation of Britain.

- Impact of Romaniasation of Britain on our life today.

Autumn term 2

Science: What would a journey through your body be like? 
Body systems (circulation and digestion)

Spring term 1

Science/Geography: What happens if the electricity goes off?
Electricity (circuit building) and alternative energy forms.
How can we share what we have?
Distribution of natural resources/Eco schools /Global citizenship project

Spring term 2

ART - the whole school takes part in a new project each year. Take a look at past projects here.

Summer term 1

Geography/History: Why do so many people choose to go to the Mediterranean for their holidays? 
European study - Why has Greece always been in the news?
A study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world

Summer term 2

Science/Geography: Who’s walking in our woods? Animal habitats 
Who cares about the rainforests? Physical geography and fair trade - study of Brazil (Amazon)

 

Meet the team

Class Teacher: Mrs Cloke
Teaching Assistant: Ms. Francis

Class library and school library

Don't forget to bring your learning bag/school bag every day! 

Children can borrow books from our class library to share at home.  They can change these books once per week, and this will be recorded in our class reading record.

We also visit the school library on Friday and children can change library books to take home. 

Please read with your child as often as you can.

Class assemblies

Each term, parents and carers are welcome to come to the hall and see a class assembly. We call these assemblies '10 minutes of fame!' They are not intended to be polished performances, just a little window into what children have been learning about. 

If you would like to know when your child's class assembly is, please look at the school newsletter which goes out every fortnight.

Certificates

In Year 4, children receive at least one certificate per term for their achievements. 

Homework

From Year 1 upwards, children receive a home-school learning grid every two weeks. There is more information about this here. From Year 2 upwards, there is also online Sumdog homework. If your child has difficulty accessing this, there is a drop in every Wednesday before school. You can find an appliction form at the very bottom of this page.

Reading with your child is the most valuable way that you can support their learning - we cannot overemphasise this! 

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