Welcome to Year 4
We are all 8 and 9 years old.
Our teacher is Mrs Horsley.
Welcome to Year 4. I am sure we are all going to have a great time this year with a lively Year 4 curriculum and some 'hands on experience' visits.
In Literacy we begin our study of narrative texts by focusing on stories set in imaginary lands. This theme provides lots of opportunities to develop speaking and listening as well as drama skills. We will continue by looking at the features of recount writing particularly newspaper articles. This work will link with our day trip to The Dewa Roman Experience. Finally, the creative language of poetry will be explored. Throughout the year , the children will explore a variety of fiction, non-fiction and poetry genres.
We follow the National Strategy for Numeracy in which we develop skills in counting, partitioning and calculating; secure number facts and understand shape; investigate data and work with measures; have knowledge of all our tables to 12 and develop an understanding of number relationships.
Over the year our History lessons investigate the theme of 'Invaders and Settlers' focusing on the legacy left by the Romans and the impact of the Viking invasion. We make a cross-curricular link with Geography as we explore the development of settlements and the beginnings of place names. We travel across Asia to a small village in India exploring similarities and differences between their climate and lifestyle and those of our own environment.
Our topics in Science begin with an investigation of Animal Habitats and continue with Circuits and Conductors, Keeping Warm, Solids and Liquids, Moving and Growing and Forces.
In P.E. we include an 8 week swimming course to refine strokes and also give those pupils who are non-swimmers a chance to learn. All children are assessed and an appropriate swimming programme is then followed.
We will also enjoy interactive lessons in R.E. and P.S.H.E. and Citizenship, practical sessions in Music, Art and Design Technology and conversational lessons in French.
School trips include a day visit to Chester in conjunction with our topic on the Romans and in March we undertake a three day residential visit to Burwardsley to develop historical and geographical knowledge. This has been a firm favourite for a number of years and helps increase social awareness and independency.
All in all an action-packed year!! Enjoy.