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Year 4

Welcome

                      Year 4
Mr Emes 4E              Mrs Johnson 4J
emesg@leighton.cheshire.sch.uk johnsonl@leighton.cheshire.sch.uk

 

Other familiar faces to our classrooms:
Mrs Prince, Mrs Fawcett, Mrs Lucas and Miss Proctor

4E Class Councillor: Alfie Nickisson                 Deputy: Harly Walsh

4J Class Councillor: Skye Harrison                  Deputy: Charlie Nickisson

4E KiVa Ambassador: Madison Critchley

4E Class Librarian: Joseph Stokoe

4J Class Librarian: Charlea Welch



Year 4 Spring Overview

What are we learning?

Subject

Spring 1

Spring 2

Subject

Spring 1

Spring 2

Maths

Power Maths

Multiplication and Division

Length and Perimeter

Number Sense

 

Power Maths

Fractions 1

Fractions 2

Decimals

Number Sense

Art

Greeks

Sculpture, carving, shape and texture

Artist – Josiah Wedgwood

 

 

English

T4W

Arthur & The Golden Rope

Myth & Information Report

 

The Lost Happy Endings

Twisted Narrative

Persuasive letter

D and T

 

Alarms – Mechanisms and Electronics

Science

Sound

 

Electricity

Humanities

All About Europe – In-depth country studies , including Greece and Ancient Greece (achievements and influences)

In-depth Location Study – Greece

Influences of Ancient Greece – which was the most influential?

 

Influential People – Daisy Haywood

Computing

Spreadsheets

Logo

Internet Safety Day

Religious Education

Islam

How have Muslims contributed to society?

All Faiths

Where do religious ideas come from?

 

P.E.

Gymnastics

Handball

Cricket

Football

Music

Paint a Picture

Effects and Patterns in Music

Musical Appreciation

‘Take the A Train’ – Duke Ellington

‘Wonderwall’ - Oasis

Personal Development

KiVa

No Outsiders

Drugs and Alcohol – Alcohol

KiVa

No Outsiders

German

Family Tree and Places

Family Nouns

Face Parts

Celebrating Karneval

Face Parts

Easter

 

 

IMPORTANT YEAR 4 DATES 

Wednesday, 15th February 2023 to Friday, 17th February 2023 - Edgmond Hall Residential


Reminders

P.E. is now on Monday (Handball) and Wednesday (Gymnastics) - please send your child into school wearing full PE kit but consider the weather and ensure they have extra layers for playtimes, and during the day. 

Water bottles  
Please clean the bottle each evening and send in with fresh water daily - not juice.
This helps us adhere to current safety regulations.

 


Supporting your child’s learning

Our Year 4 webpage contains links and guidance to involve you in your child's school learning journey. We very much view you as our team. Without your support, our aims are harder to achieve. This can be done through practising times tables, spellings and reading together. 
 


                                        Reading


We ask that children read for at least 30 minutes five times each week. Books sent home do not have to be completed all at once, and we strongly encourage an equal amount of questioning to ensure the text and vocabulary has been understood. If you are not sure how you can do this, please ask and look at this link
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-comprehension/ .

We have added a document that contains recommended reads for Year 4 children.  We will continue to update this termly.  Please let us know if there is a book that your child has really enjoyed and wish to have added to this document.

We have found a website that contains a large number of book recommendations for all year groups.  It is called 'The Reader Teacher' and can be located at https://www.thereaderteacher.com. Please let us know what you think of the recommendations.

Remember that when your child has read a book that they can complete a reading comprehension quiz on Accelerated Reader
If you feel your child needs more books than given, please look at the Cheshire Libraries catologue of online books.  Membership will be required.

Reading Online

             https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/         

             eResources (cheshireeast.gov.uk)


Freckle and Online Platforms

Each week we ask that your child uses Freckle. Daily use is recommended, with Adaptive Maths, Fact Practice and Focus Skills accessed across the week. Tasks set by your teacher will appear in Rucksack. These will often need completing before any other Freckle questions can be answered. Times Table Rockstars is also a great learning platform for practising times tables.

                      

 


Spellings

As well as looking out for spellings in our weekly email, by the end of Year 4 pupils are expected to read and spell the words listed below. Please give your child the best chance at learning these by choosing a few each week and practising how to read and spell these. The Year 1 and 2 Spelling List is also available to view in the Documents section at the bottom of this page.

 

T2 E 2088 2014 Curriculum Year 3 and 4 Spelling Word Mat

 


  

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apostrophe for contraction w/c 23.1.23

We will explore the use of an apostrophe to show contraction of a word and which letters are replaced.

it's = it is     won't = will not    can't = cannot   I'm = I am    would've = would have

don't = do not   you're = you are   isn't = is not   couldn't = could not   he's = he is

Documents

Page Downloads Date  
Y34 Statutory Spelling List 16th Sep 2020 Download
Year 4 Sex and Relationships Plan 06th Aug 2020 Download
Year 1 and 2 spellings 31st Aug 2021 Download
Recommended reads for year 4s 17th Sep 2021 Download