Welcome to Year 4
It's been so wonderful to have all of the children back! We're looking forward to a brilliant year together in Year 4!
During the Autumn Term, our topic is Roman Britain. Discover warring Britain: meet Claudius, Boudicca and Julius Caesar, and find out what the Romans did for us. Here we will explore the rich history of this dynamic civilisation and answer important questions such as ‘Why did the Romans invade Britain?' and, in particular, 'Why did they march through County Durham?' Once we have finished and the battling has made you hungry, why not relax, lie down and feast yourself on dormice and grapes, or perhaps a roasted swan sprinkled with nuts?
If you wish to see our Autumn Term Newsletter you can download it below.
Meet the Teacher
Thank you to everyone who joined our virtual 'Meet the teacher' evenings. We hope that you found these useful. The PowerPoint that we used can be downloaded below.
Watch the video below to see a message from Grace and Ruby!
Transition information for our new Year 4 class
Introduction to Brass instruments
All of our Year 4 pupils will have the opportunity to learn to play a brass instrument this year. The first group will begin tuition on Wednesday 16th September and this will last for 10 weeks. In previous years, nearly all of the children from Year 4 continued with lessons after the trial period. What a fantastic take-up!
Spelling Overview for Autumn 1
Below, is a copy of our Spelling lists for the first 7 weeks of the Autumn term.
We have just started a 'Striking and Fielding' unit in PE. The children are really looking forward to practising and improving their catching, batting and fielding skills over the coming weeks. Below, are some photos taken from the first lesson.
Our newest Home Learning photos!
Thank you everyone for sending in your work.
Home Learning with the Thatcher family...
Our Maths lessons follow a 'Mastery' approach where there is an increased emphasis on children being able to explain how and why. In the summer term, all children in Year 4 are required to undertake a national assessment of their multiplication knowledge so continuous practise is essential. Further information can be found: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/multiplication-tables-check-information-for-parents
Many academic resource websites have useful resources to support learning in Year 4. We've listed a few of our favourites below:
Woodlands Junior is a website with lots of resources for all areas of the curriculum: http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/
Classroom Secrets: www.classroomsecrets.co.uk
BBC Bitesize is a really useful page for lots of areas of the curriculum:
Maths shed: www.mathshed.com
White Rose Maths:
Homework and Topic
Summer 2 Home Learnning - Week 6 (w.b. 6/07/20)