Year four information


Year 4 Easter hats!


Year 4
'Day for Change'

Egyptian Workshop Photos
The children learning about the ancient Egyptians during a special workshop with a local historian.

Christmas Cakes! 

Children in need Superhero day!

Celebrating our diversity























The School Day

School day begins at 8:50 and teachers will close classroom doors at 8:55. Any children arriving after this time will have to enter  the school via the main office and be signed in late.


Contacting your class teacher:

Your class teacher will be available to answer any queries or questions as the children are dropped off  in the morning or picked up in the evening, and should be the first point of contact with parents.


Physical Education

Willow Class have PE on Monday and Palm Class have PE on Friday. Please make sure children have the right PE kit otherwise they will not be able to participate.


P.E. Kit:

P.E. bag clearly labelled

Plimsolls or trainers

T-shirt or vest

Shorts or leggings


Behaviour

Behaviour and learning is based around the five core values, which we expect the children to live up to.

  • Respect

  • Aspiration

  • Honesty

  • Kindness

  • Responsibility


Rewards

In Y4  we award Bazooka points to reward and promote good  behaviour. At the end of each term, the children with the most Bazooka points will go on a special trip, such as to the cinema, with a teacher. Those who don’t go on the trip get other rewards based in school.


Sanctions

We have a Staying on Target display in the classroom with all of the children’s names on it.

If a pupil fails to follow one of the classroom rules, he or she moves on to Step 1, which is a warning.

If the disruptive behaviour continues, the pupil moves on to Step 2, resulting in a period of time out in the class.

Then, they move on to Step 3, which involves time out in a different class.

If a pupil moves on to Step 4, the behaviour incident will be recorded electronically. In addition, parents will be notified and the pupil will receive a consequence for the behaviour, for example loss of playtime.


Topics

In the Autumn term we will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians, finding out about their achievements and their impact on the modern world. The Pyramids, Pharaohs, mummification and other aspects of Egyptian culture will all be studied in detail.

In the Spring term, we focus more on geography, looking at natural disasters and their impact on people and places around the world. In particular, we will be learning about earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis, what causes them and their often terrible consequences.

In the Summer term, we have another geography based topic which focuses on coasts, not only in Britain but also around the world. We will be comparing coastlines in different countries and looking at the physical and human features associated with them. This topic involves lots of map work skills.

Literacy, Art, DT, Music, History and Geography will all be taught through these topics


Educational visits

We will be visiting the British Museum on Monday 13th October to explore the Ancient Egypt galleries.

There will be a cost of £1 to cover the cost of a talk the children will attend at the museum.

We will be asking for parent helpers closer to the time.


Homework

Children are given one piece of homework each week to complete. This alternates between Literacy and Maths each week and is completed in children’s homework books. Children can also access additional maths homework online through MyMaths.

There is also an expectation that children do 15-20 minutes reading each evening and record comments in a home reading diary. Each child also has access to a range of ebooks on Bug Club which they can also read.

Children have weekly spellings and times tables to learn and they are tested each week on a Friday.