Apple Class Year 4
Welcome to Apple Class, Year 4
We hope you've had a brilliant summer and are looking forward to an exciting year ahead!
We have so much planned for the upcoming year. Browse the class page below to find out a little bit more about what knowledge and skills you'll be learning this half-term and key information to make sure you settle quickly into life in Year 4.
We can't wait to see you and get to know you all!
-Miss. Hawkins, Mrs. MacDonald and Mrs. Siddle.
Our timetable is on a two week rotation.
Please note that PE is on Tuesday and Thursday for Week 1 and Friday for Week 2. Children must come into school wearing their PE kit on these days.
Our learning umbrella this term is : THE TUDORS
The key questions we will be covering this half-term are:
Science - If one step of the digestive system was removed, would it still work?
What are the properties of a good conductor and insulator?
Geography - Which modern day towns and cities were important during the Tudor era?
History - Which Tudor monarch was the most successful and deserved the most respect?
How did the Tudor times affect modern Britain?
Art - Who is entitled to a coat of arms?
Music - What were the influences of Tudor music? What affect does silence have on a piece of music?
DT - How did the diet of the poor compare to the diet of the wealthy during the Tudor era?
RE - Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?
Computing - Who owns web content and what can you access, add, and create?
This half-term we are reading 'Treason' by Berlie Doherty.
Will Montague is a page to Prince Edward, son of King Henry VIII. As the King's favourite, Will gains many enemies in Court. His enemies convince the King that Will's father has committed treason and he is thrown into Newgate Prison. Will flees Hampton Court and goes into hiding in the back streets of London. Lost and in mortal danger, he is rescued by a poor boy, Nick Drew. Together they must brave imprisonment and death as they embark on a great adventure to set Will's father free.
It is very important that the children keep up their practice of the times tables. The expectation by the end of Year 4 is that pupils know all their times tables up to 12. Of course, we will practice these in school but they can also practice at home on TTRockstars, https://mathsframe.co.uk/ and https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button.
In our maths lessons this half-term, we will be covering place value, addition and subtraction.
Below are the spellings that children are expected to know by the end of Year 4. Many will have been covered in Year 3 and we will continue to revisit these and introduce new ones over the following year.
During the first Autumn half-term, our primary focus is on learning words that have the endings -tion, -sion, -cian, -ssion.
Below is an overview of what will be taught this half-term:
Below is an overview of what will be taught in Year 4:
- This half-term, PE will take place on Tuesday and Thursday of the first week back and then Friday of the second week. This then alternates. Please make sure your child arrives to school in their PE kit on these days.
- All children should wear uniform which should be clearly named.
- Please make sure your child brings their own water bottle to school each day.
- Please ensure your child brings a coat for outdoor play.
- Drop-off time is between 8:45 - 8:55am. Pick-up time is 3:30pm.