Year 4

When the whole world is silent, even one voice can become powerful – Malala Yousafzai, who campaigned for the right for all girls to receive an education.

Welcome to Year 4. I am Mrs Woodward, the Year 4 teacher and this year we are supported by Mrs Ingham, Mrs O’Malley and Mrs Duffy.

I will aim to keep you informed of all the things that will be happening this year but, in the meantime, if you would like to know more please contact me.

You can contact me via Mrs Leith our receptionist on 01844 208225 or by email at dwoodward@longcrendon.bucks.sch.uk

Year 4 Autumn Term – Our Current Topic

The Mayans and The Rainforest

Our first topic this term will be based around the The Mayan civilization.  Within this we will be learning about who the Mayans were and where in world they lived. We will be using the book The Great Kapok tree to support our learning.

Our class reader will be ‘Pea’s book of big dreams’ –   We are really looking forward to sharing this book with the class.

We are really excited by our topic this term

Our Year 4 Gallery

Come back soon to see how the new Year 4 Class are getting on!

Y4 – Class Information

Homework

Homework will be set every half term on our virtual  google classroom page (as in Year 3) .  Each week the children will be expected to complete at least 1 activity off the grid and this will need to be handed in by a Wednesday.

You are expected to learn your  5 key words each week and to familiarise yourself with the weekly spelling patterns.

Times Tables Rockstar is available for you practice your tables knowledge and you should spend at least 3 minutes per day. Tables will be tested 3 times a week on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Reading

Your aim is to read/share a text  3 x per week (at least) to an adult. Record when you have done this in your homework diary and hand your diary into school on a Friday to be checked.  There is a house point on offer  for all those who have completed the task!

Swimming

There will be swimming in the Autumn Term -weather reliant.  Watch this space for further details.

P.E

PE will take place on Monday am and Thursday am.  Children will need to come into school in their kit. Competitive sports will continue to take place every third week.

Forest School

This will take place every Tuesday afternoon in small groups therefore your child will take part every other week.

Y4 – Supporting Your Child’s Learning Journey at Home

Spelling

Below, please find the Statutory Spellings for Y3/4. All children should be aiming to spell all of these words by the end of Year 4.

Year 3 4 Statutory Spelling List

Writing

Year 4 non-negotiables

Year 4 Writing – non negotiables

Reading

Parents often tell us that they struggle to find age-appropriate books that  appeal to children as they reach upper KS2.

Reading doesn’t have to be with a book! Audible books

Please see our suggested reading lists to get your children inspired.

Year 4 suggested reading list:https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-4-pupils-ks2-age-8-9/