Our Year 4 class teacher is Mr Tasker. We are very excited to develop our learning through very interesting topics this year.
In Year 4, we aim to encourage children to take more responsibilities in the development of their learning by having more prominent roles within school.
One particularly important role that we are very fortunate to be have is helping to run the school's library. We really enjoy offering our support to each class during their allocated library times and helping the younger children select an appropriate text to take home.
During Year 4 we will continue to develop our readings skills by using a variety of text types to support our learning. We will have class texts that link to our Discovery topics and this will be a vehicle for our learning in our writing. We will also use appropriate texts in geography and history to support our understanding of sources and non-fiction retrieval of information.
Maths will continue to build upon key units from Year 3 and challenge the children to apply previous knowledge and problem solve. Opportunities will be provided for childen apply their skills to 'real life' problems.
In RE we follow the curriculum set out by the Archdiocese of Birmingham which include units on the Old Testament, Prayer, Advent, Christmas, Revelation of Jesus in the world, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost, The Church as a Community.
Our science, geography, history, art, design and technology and computing will be covered in our 'Discovery' lessons as part of our Cornerstones curriculum.
In Year 4 we will also continue to build upon our previous knowledge of French, as part of our foreign languages studies.
In PE, KS2 children are expected to particpate in at least two hours of physical activity per week. This will consisit of a PE lesson and a Games lesson. The children will start the term with a swimming lesson instead of a PE lesson and these will take place on a Wednesday afternoon at the local leisure centre. PE lessons focus on developing key skills such as flexibility and strength in a variety of ways. Our Games lessons will take place on a Tuesday afternoon and these focus on the basic principles of invasion games. Both lessons will provide personal challenge as an individual or as part of a team.
Children will be given handwriting homework and spellings every Monday to practise and return for the following lessons. Every Monday the children will have a spelling test and receive new spellings. English and maths homework will be provided at the end of units or in preparation of independent pieces of extended writing.
Please see the Curriculum Letter below for more detailed information on what your child will be learning this term.
We have had many exciting and memorable experiences in Year 4 this year. These include:
Road Safety Training - We learnt how to cross the roads safely, firstly with adult support and then we got assessed independently.
Sports Partnership Tag Rugby - A team of nine children from year participated in the annual tag rugby competition with other Stourport schools in our school partnership.
Cross Country Trials - The whole of Year 4 had the opportunity to challenge themselves in running a cross country over The Memorial Park. Over one hundred children in this year group alone took part, with over six hundred children taking part in total.
Skipping Skills Session - Adam taught us how to skip forwards, backwards, single jump, double jump, individually, with a partner and finally, using 'double dutch' skipping ropes to challenge ourselves.
Raising Money for Charity - We joined together with Year 2 to help raise money for the bushfires in Australia. With support from the whole school community, we managed to raise £139!
Tree Planting - We joined forces with other Key Stage 2 classes and the Wyre Forest Rangers to help plant over two thousand trees by the riverside in Stourport.