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Welcome to Year 4!

Welcome to Year 4's class page! I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas holiday. I am excited for the new term and to explore some new topics with you all. I hope you're ready to try your best and have fun!

If you ever have any questions or concerns, feel free to come speak to me before or at the end of the day or contact the office to arrange an appointment.

Miss Robertson laugh

Useful Documents and Letters

You can find termly newsletters and other useful documents here.

Important Dates and Events

PE: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Spelling test: Every other Monday:

16th Jan (/gu/)

30th Jan (-en and -er)

13th Feb (Statutory spellings)

There will be a times table test on the Mondays that don't have a Spelling test. Year 4 will now be focusing on one times table per week this term, so tests will be on two different times tables.

Autumn News

Literacy

In literacy, we have been exploring the texts 'The Whale' and 'Leaf' and written a range of our own texts including an Outsider Narrative and a non-fiction News Report.

 

Maths

We have been exploring place value using 4-digit numbers, using this to order and compare numbers. We have also been working hard to use written methods to add and subtract 4-digit numbers. Year four ended the autumn term with a big focus on times tables - using times table facts to multiply and divide numbers.

 

Science

During the Autumn term, Year 4 have learned about electric circuits and how to stay safe with electricity. We have also explored Sound - how it is created and travels. I was so impressed with Year 4's musical instruments that they made at the end of the term!! We had a fantastic session of playing and singing together and exploring all the different ways to make sounds with our instruments.

 

Computing

Our Computing topic last term was 'The Internet'. We explored how a network can share messages with another network to form the Internet. We also discovered that the World Wide Web is a part of the internet and how we use browsers to access websites and webpages.

 

History

In History we have had great fun learning about the Ancient Greeks and how they have influenced our lives today!

 

Geography

We have used maps to identify countries and capitals in Europe. Year 4 also learned the main climates and biomes in Europe.

 

Music

In Music, we have been exploring interesting times signatures. We have played and improvised with a range of genres using glockenspiels.

 

Spanish

We have been learning the names of a range of vegetables in Spanish. We now know how to go to a shop and ask for an amount of a specific vegetable! We loved singing our vegetable song to practise our vocabulary.

 

Art

Year 4 have been exploring a range of artists and formal elements of art including charcoal mark making, stamping, reflection and symmetry and the 'flower of life'.

Homework

Homework will be set on DB Primary every Friday and must be completed by the following Wednesday.

Please continue to read with your child every evening and sign their diary (children can write comments in their diaries too!). Reading books and diaries should be brought into school every day and books can be changed once they have been finished.

Spellings will be set every other week - they will be stuck into green spelling books but children can also find them on DB Primary if needed.

Times tables will be a big focus in Year 4 - try to play games at home and practise speed. TT Rockstars and Hit the Button are great games to practise with! Look at the Times Tables tab on the Year 4 DB Homepage for more activities.

Thank you.

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