Welcome to Year 4!
Welcome to Year 4! In Year 4 we have a fab team who all work together to ensure your children reach their full potential whilst enjoying school! I’m Miss Craven and I work alongside Mrs Riley, Mrs Simpkins and Miss Weall. On our page you will find lots of useful websites and links to support learning, as well as updates on our current topics!
We believe that an open door policy is the best policy, so if you would like to discuss your child's progress or take a look at work in their book, please come to see me at the end of the day.
We look forward to working with you and the children during the next 12 months!
Year 4 Useful Information
Keep up to date with the latest news.
Welcome back Year 4! I hope you have had a brilliant break and enjoyed your time with your friends and families. We have a really exciting half term ahead of us with some BRAND NEW units. We will be exploring Anglo-Saxons in History and creating mini greenhouses in DT. Alongside this, we will be getting stuck into our new English unit on Fairy Tales. Keep your eyes peeled on the school twitter and our class page to stay updated on our learning.
Three Times Table Song (Cover of Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars)
Four Times Table Song (Blurred Lines Cover) with Classroom Instruments
Six Times Table Song! (Cover of CHEERLEADER by OMI)
Seven Times Table Song (Cups by Anna Kendrick Cover) with Classroom Instruments
Eight Times Table Song (Cover of All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor)
Nine Times Table Song (90's Song Mashup)
Stories with fantasy settings
For the first half term we have been looking at the novel The Firework Makers Daughter. We have read the book together and explore the text fully. We have discussed character, setting and plot. We have also explored word choices and found great examples we can use in our work.
The Cloud Makers Son
We are now in the process of writing our own story called The Cloud Makers Son. We are basing our story on the animation below. Our main focus is ensuring our writing is full of description and great vocabulary. We have worked on adding a range of adjectives adverbs and fronted adverbials. The children have made an incredible start to their stories and we are all excited to read the finished product.
"A Cloudy Lesson" by Yezi Xue | Disney Favorite
Paragraph by paragraph the children have been redrafting their work. This involves look at ways the children can up level their writing. We have been look in particular at how we begin our sentences and the interesting vocabulary we can add to make our sentences more descriptive. The children have been working had to add speech punctuated correctly whilst using interesting verbs and adverbs. I have been in so impressed with the commitment Year 4 have given to their story writing this half term and I am so proud of their final pieces. Videos to follow!
Puss in Boots
This half term we have been looking at fairy tales. We have been focusing on the traditional tale 'Puss in Boots'. We have been exploring the plot and characters. Together, we have identified the key events and created our own stories based on the orginal story. We have been working hard to include lots of Year Four features in our writing and have enjoyed getting creative! We can't wait to share them with everyone when we have finished!
Check our our fairy tale display outside the Year 4 classroom!
Year 4 Homework
Please complete at least one task each week (you can do more if you want!) Homework is to be handed in on Wednesdays. HAVE FUN !
Spellings and Maths homework will also be sent home with your topic mat!
Year 4 KLIPS