Year 4

Welcome to Year 4
We are so excited to have you all back in school. In Year 4 this year we have two classes: Hope and Thankfulness. Working with Hope is Mrs Boyne and Mrs White (and Miss May on a Wednesday afternoon), and working with Thankfulness is Mrs Furniss, Mrs Sykes and Mrs Stephens (and Mrs Wallace on a Wednesday afternoon).
Useful Information 
  • Our PE days are on Mondays and Thursdays, remember to come to school in your PE kit on those days. 
  • This year our homework is set on Google Classroom. It will be set on Wednesday and handed in on Tuesdays. Click here for links to your class page. Hope Google Classroom. and Thankfulness Google Classroom. let us know if you aren't to access Google Classroom and we will give you a paper copy.
This term our Topic is Ancient Greece, below is our curriculum overview for our topic. We had a great start to our Topic starting with a workshop with Clive Pig (who is a professional story teller) and are currently enjoying exploring Ancient Greek myths. If you want to find out more about our topic, have a look at this link Ancient Greek BBC Learning Videos or try this game Ancient Greek Game

Parent Zone

Homework will be set through Google Classroom, please support your child as best you can.  

Reading at home

Carry on reading together

For English, the single most important thing that you can do is to hear your child read. Good readers make good writers because they are exposed to a greater variety of vocabulary, syntax, grammar and style.

When you listen to your child read, there are a number of things to remember:

  1. Make it fun! Use silly voices and read to each other as well as just listening.
  2. Ask questions about the text, the characters, the plot, the setting, the style of writing, the words. Anything to get them to think about what they are reading and understand the language and the deeper hidden messages in the sub-text.
  3. Read a wide range of writing — from comics to newspapers; from novels to Pokemon cards; and even the children’s own writing!
  4. Look up individual words in a dictionary or thesaurus together to find out what they mean.
  5. Stop if they or you are tired!
Learning Zone
If you would like continue with your learning, try out some of these games and activities. 
Tommy's Trek  This is a great game for improving your timestables speed. 
Connect 4 Factors Can you use your factors to get 4 in a row?
Hit The Button Tables A great game for improving your times table recall speed. 
Homophone Match Can you find the homophone pairs?
Story Nory  An excellent story telling website.