Welcome to Year 4 LearningKey information for children, parents and carers
Year 4 Curriculum Map
Year 4 Spellings Homework
Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday.
Big Talk homework is distributed by your teacher every two weeks.
Spelling words are posted on this page each week for all groups. They are tested every week.
Your class PE day is Tuesday. Please remember your PE kit on this day. 4CR will need their swimming kit.
Please read every day at home. Bring your completed reading record into school on Tuesday.
Please write in pencil for maths. When you have a pen licence you may write in black pen only (not biro).
Year 4 Curriculum MapSummer 2 Topic - OLYMPIC ODYSSEY
Building Learning Power:
Year 4 will develop their empathising skills as they consider what it would be like to live in Ancient Greece. They will distil their understanding.
Have you ever read an advert which has made you fall asleep? Well, you’re in for a surprise with the engaging adverts Year 4 will be producing. Persuasive adverts, trailers, letters and posters will be the focus of this term. We will also be Olympic journalists as we write Newspaper recounts of the Ancient Greek games.
Year 4 will be learning about ‘tricky words’ to prepare them for Year 5, so practise your homophones and silent letters at home. We will be reading ‘Flaming Olympics’ as our class text.
How many days have you been alive? Year 4 will be solving problems involving measurements of time, space and distance. We will use a range of strategies to find the answer and evaluate which ones are the most efficient. We will also be developing our understanding of shape and reflection and reasoning using our mathematical vocabulary.
Classification is the key! We will be using classification keys to identify animals. In addition, imagine leaving the cold climate of the Southern Hemisphere winter and visiting Britain for a scorching summer. We will be continuing to look at habitats but focusing on how the changing environment affects the animals which live there.
Can you crack the code? Year 4 will be developing their coding skills by making a game using Scratch.
How did Ancient Greece influence our culture today? Year 4 will be learning about life in Ancient Greece by analysing sources and drawing comparisons with the present day.
Good Children Eat Apples! Year 4 will be improving their ukulele skills by learning new notes and playing increasingly complex pieces of music. Don’t forget to practise at home!
Art & Design Technology
Tokyo are hosting the next Olympic games. Year 4 will be helping to design and create an Olympic torch and wreath.
Year 4 will be considering the gods of the Ancient Greek world and exploring their own beliefs and values.
How high is Mount Olympus? Year 4 will be learning about the impact of hosting an Olympic Games on the physical and human geography of a city.
4CD will continue swimming in preparation for their final swimming assessments.
As-tu des animaux? Year 4 will be learning the vocabulary to speak about their favourite animals in French.
In assemblies this term KS2 will hear stories about kindness. They will also learn about being good sportsmen and women in readiness for Sports Day.
This half term the children will explore the human life cycle. In addition, the children will identify some facts about puberty and explore how this is linked to reproduction.
Splish, splash, splosh! Year 4 will be visiting the London Wetlands Centre to see the impact of migration first-hand.
We will be participating in Sports Day this term.
Year 4 will be comparing the Ancient Olympics to the modern day games and seeing how international events can help bring world-wide unity.