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Welcome to Year 4

We welcome you and your child to the Year 4 team. As they enter the next year of their primary education they have so many things to do and look forward to. Their learning experience encompasses all that they do and achieve both at home and in school. We will and do endeavour as a team to help your child achieve their full potential with us.

Please click here to view our Year 4 Key Information leaflet

Our mornings focus on the core skills of English and Mathematics which are essential in their current and future development. The afternoons focus on science, wider curriculum, R.E. and P.E. Our P.E. days are Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that they have the appropriate P.E. kit.

Developing reading skills and a love of books is a high priority for us in Year 4 and one that we hope you can support us with. Your child will bring home a book of their choice from the reading rainbow every evening. We ask that you listen, read and share their book as often as possible. Your child will be rewarded with a raffle ticket for every occasion they read at home with an adult. We will endeavour to hear your child read in school regularly and will continually assess the level they are reading at and their progress. It is important that reading continues to be a fun and exciting activity.

How our groups are set up

There are two registration groups – Guppys & Mackerels. There are 4 teachers for English and Maths. The groups are differentiated and have additional adult support. In addition to the 3 class set up, we provide intervention groups to accelerate progress across the curriculum and to provide additional support where it is required.

Curriculum themes in Year 4

 

Science Living Things and Habitats / Electricity / States of Matter / Sound / Animals and Humans
History Ancient Egyptians / Vikings and Anglo-Saxons
Geography Countries of the World / Volcanoes / Earning a Living
Music Ukulele / Recorder / African Drums
Art Collage / Clay / Paint / Modroc / Drawing
Computing Scratch Questions and Quizzes / Word Processing / Animation / Programming / Online Safety / Using and Applying
C.O.S.M.I.C Details to follow

P.E. Days

Our P.E. Days are Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has a kit, as follows: shorts, T-shirt, tracksuit (winter), trainers / plimsolls, no jewellery.

Behaviour

Behaviour is managed as per the school behaviour policy.  We have a zone-board in both classrooms which is used to support our approach to behaviour.  If your child finishes the day at the top of the board they earn credits towards educational rewards.  On rare occasions a child may finish the day at the bottom of the zone board and in these instances they may be asked to stay in during break time on the following day.

Reading

Your child will bring a reading book home every evening and we would ask that you read with your child as often as possible.  We ask the children to read at home a minimum of four times per week. The books are all colour banded and each child knows what colour they are on.  We will review each child’s book colour on a regular basis.

We are here to help!

If you have any questions about your child’s progress or any other aspect of their time in Year 4, please do not hesitate to come and see us and we will be more than happy to help with any questions or concerns. For safeguarding reasons, please make sure you go via the office before doing this.

Optional home learning

We like to set our children fun but optional home learning activities which allow them to explore their creativity and deepen their understanding of the curriculum.

Reading, Writing & Maths - Home Learning Archive

As it is the end of term on Friday 17th July, this is the last set of home learning that will be uploaded to the website. We really hope that you have enjoyed the activities over the last few weeks. To those of you who have emailed in photos of your wonderful work whilst school has been closed, we have really enjoyed seeing your fantastic learning continuing at home and you continue to make us very, very proud.

This week you will find the following activities for you to complete:

  • A ‘Goodbye Year 4, Hello Year 5’ writing booklet – In here, you will find lots of fun activities to fill in all about your time in Year 4 including your favourite memories, the friends you have made, your funniest moment and your achievements of which we are sure there will be many! It also includes activities for you to complete about moving up to Year 5 including what you are most looking forward to, a space for you to ask your new teachers some questions, tell them what you have been up during lockdown and to tell them a little bit about what makes you special.
  • A Maths revision booklet – Using this booklet, you will be able to revise some of the Maths from this year to help prepare you for Year 5. Try your very best to do as much as you can but don’t worry if you have forgotten some things. There is an answer booklet so someone can mark your work for you or help you if you are stuck.
  • A Maths Mystery booklet – This week’s mystery is called ‘The Mystery of the Missing Racket’! Good luck!

We really hope to see you in school for transition day on either Monday 20th July or Wednesday 22nd July where you can meet your new teachers and see your new classrooms.

Although our time was cut short, Mackerels and Guppies, you have all been brilliant and we have all really enjoyed teaching you this year. We wish you all the very best of luck Year 5 and we hope you have a great summer holiday! See you in September!

Mrs Mulligan, Mrs Hayward and Mrs Bannard 😊

The links below will open the worksheets.

Writing Task (13/07) – Transition

Maths Mystery (13/07) – The Missing Racket – Questions

Maths Mystery (13/07) – The Missing Racket – Answers

Maths (13/07) – Revision Workbook

In Year 4, the Maths focus this week, beginning 6th July, is Fractions. You can download the workbook and answer book alongside this week’s Maths Mystery Challenge – The Stolen Dragon Head!

The reading comprehension this week is all about the Chinese New Year celebrations whilst the writing task is to create a poem in any style that you like.

Proud of your work? Remember that you can email pieces in to share with your teachers on the year group emails! Have fun!

The links below will open the worksheets.

Reading Comprehension (06/07) – Chinese New Year

Writing Task (06/07) – Celebration Poems

Maths Mystery (06/07) – The Stolen Dragon Head – Questions

Maths Mystery (06/07) – The Stolen Dragon Head – Answers

Maths (06/07) – Fractions Workbook with Answers


In Year 4, the Maths focus this week, beginning 29th June, is Multiplication and Division. You can download the workbook and answer book alongside this week’s Maths Mystery Challenge – The Mystery of the Pirate Captain!

The reading comprehension this week is all about the Digestive System whilst the writing task is recipe instructions.

Proud of your work? Remember that you can email pieces in to share with your teachers on the year group emails! Have fun!

The links below will open the worksheets.

Reading Comprehension (29/06) – Food Digestion

Writing Task (29/06) – Instructions

Maths Mystery (29/06) – Pirate Captain – Questions

Maths Mystery (29/06) – Pirate Captain – Answers

Maths (29/06) – Multiplication and Division Workbook

Maths (29/06) – Multiplication and Division Workbook – Answers


In Year 4, the Maths focus this week is Number and Place Value. You can download the Place Value workbook and answer book alongside the Thief at the Chocolate Factory Maths Mystery Challenge. As it is Black History Month, the reading comprehension this week is all about civil rights activist Malcolm X. The writing task is a ‘Continue the Story’ activity where children will choose a picture that inspires them the most and continue the story entitled The Space Journey.

Reading comprehension (15/06) – Malcom X

Creative Writing (15/06) – Continue the Story

Maths Mystery (15/06) – Chocolate Factory Thief

Number and Place Value Workbook (15/06)

Number and Place Value Workbook (15/06) – Answers

Home Learning Topics - Archive

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Home Learning

We find ourselves in the very unusual situation of having to ask the children to work at home for the coming weeks.

As a team, year 4 will be contactable via our year group email:

yr4.staff@warrenparkapps.co.uk

This will be checked daily during term time and between the hours of 9am and 3pm.  If you have any questions regarding the workbook or the home learning pack, drop us a line and we will do our best to support you with an answer.


To help support your child at home please view our

Web Links Page or our Online Learning Resources Page