Winning House Team
In Year 4 we are encouraged to continue to develop independence and take initiative to help support and develop our own learning. We value the presentation of our work and take pride in everything we do. In our class we aim to be the best friend we can be and always try to help and coach our team around us - ensuring others feel included. As a result, our classroom is a fantastic community in which we have lots of laughter and lots of inquisitive minds!
At the beginning of the academic year we focus on developing our growth mindsets and being resilient. We use Jigsaw to build our self confidence by understanding and appreciating our uniqueness. During the Autumn term we learn all about life in Ancient Rome, Judaism, states of matter and how sound is made and heard. In the Spring, we look at the Anglo-Saxons, animals including humans and electricity. During the Summer term, we discover what life was like during the Viking period and how their raids on Britain reached success. We will also be looking at living things and their habitats. Throughout the year, children will be receiving a whole class Thrive session to develop their understanding of social and emotional development and how the brain works.
We set homework each Friday to be completed by the following Friday.
This will be set on Google classroom via the parent overviews and will include:
In school we have daily guided reading sessions where the children can explore the key reading skills of using inference, retrieval, making predictions and understanding vocabulary. We also enjoy reading a class book. Additionally, we visit the library once a fortnight where the children select a book which needs to be returned on their next visit. In the classroom, we read for pleasure twice a week.
Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. In the Spring term, Year 4 children will also be going swimming on a Tuesday.