Welcome to Year 4, an exciting year where children build on existing knowledge in order to prepare for UKS2 and develop new skills. We particularly value; kindness, politeness and a growth mindset when approaching any challenge. Working independently and collaboratively are both key parts of our teaching, with all children responding positively to feedback and adapting accordingly.
The teachers for Year 4 are: Mrs Ravenhill for 4R and Mrs Dandy and Miss Hunter for 4DH.
Mr Dillon is the Lower Key Stage 2 Coordinator.
Please click on these links for the Year 4 Curriculum documents:
Year 4 Curriculum
All our learning is in line with the National Curriculum and we choose our topics to bring out subjects in a creative, cross-curricular way.
Over the year:
‘The Romans’ and ‘Anglo-Saxons’ are our two History Topics.
Our two Geography topics are ‘The Lake District’ and ‘Italy’ where we will look at physical and human features of these environments as well as building and publish a class blog about these topics.
The children will develop their confidence and ability to articulate orally through Public Speaking sessions, this will later be used in our Super Assembly that you can come and watch.
We use carefully chosen novels to under-pin our English teaching including The Iron Man, Beowulf, The Explorer and The Land of Roar.
The children have a rich and varied curriculum throughout the year which includes Forest School, PE, drama, DT programming, Touch Typing, Chess and Latin.
This year we have had a two-night residential trip to the Scout Camp at Youlbury where children take part in challenging activities such as climbing and team building exercises such as campfire cooking and crate stacking.
In November we will pay a visit to one of the grandest Roman Villas in Britain at Chedworth with amazingly preserved mosaics in the heart of the Cotswolds.
Children are expected to read at home daily, some or all of the time with an adult. Books are always available at school where we visit the library weekly. In Year 4, the children change their own books whenever they have finished one and record in their Reading Record what they have read. We practice whole class reading sessions and individual 1:1 reading. All children are heard reading by an adult every two weeks. We may also have groups for the children who need extra support.
To practice times tables at home, we use TT Rock stars or Hit the button, where children can practice at their own levels. All children have a unique login which is sent home. The Year 4 classes will sit the Government Multiplication Tables Check in June.
Homework goes out weekly and is on our virtual learning platform called ‘Seesaw’.
On your child’s PE day, they will come in to school in their PE uniform and remain in it all day.
Water bottles and snacks
The children are encouraged to bring their own water bottles and a fruit or veg snack every day. Water can be topped up in the classroom.