Welcome to Year 4
Our Teachers are Miss Fowler and Mrs Bradburn and we are supported by Mrs Derbyshire and Miss Courtney.
We are starting off this term in English looking at poetry. Our Poem is 'The Jabberwocky' by Lewis Carroll. This is a nonsense poem, with lots of fun vocabulary. We are looking at the portmanteau words within the poem and will have a go at creating some of our own! We will become poets and write some of our own poetry and get the chance to perform it!
Have a listen to the poem here:
In our Maths lessons this term we are focusing on multiplication and division. We will be learning different written and mental methods for multiplying and dividing. In Year 4, it is important to continue with our times tables revision, we do this on our TT Rockstars account or by singing and dancing on BBC Supermovers. Here are the links to practice at home:
This term in Science our topic is 'States of Matter'. We are going to be looking at solids, liquids and gases and carrying out some fun experiments to investigate these different states. We will be looking at the different temperatures at which things melt and freeze at. All the key learning points for this topic will be on our Science Knowledge organiser which you can find on your child's DOJO portfolio.
'The Water Cycle' is this term's topic and it fits in perfectly with our Science and changing states. We will be looking at the different processes in the water cycle such as evaporation, condensation, precipitation and surface runoff. Children will get the chance to explore the rotation and create their own mini water cycle to deepen their understanding of each of the processes.
Through our RE lessons our children will be looking at some different Gospel stories and studying some of the key figures in Jesus' family, such as the disciples and Joseph.
You can access all Home Learning resources through Class Dojo. Each week a weekly timetable overview will be posted to the children for them to access their activities for the week. Further resources can be found by following the links below:
Things to remember:
- Wednesday is swimming day so don't forget your kit and towel!
- Homework is given out on a Friday and does not get collected until the following Friday.
- Our 'Grand Spell' and times tables test takes place every Friday morning.
- Reading books will be changed Tuesday and Friday only, so make sure your book is in the box to change it!
If your child loves to read and will do it anywhere they can, snap a pic of them and send it into us on Class Dojo
Culcheth Lane, Manchester, Lancashire M40 1LU
0161 681 2779