Year 4

Please click here to view the Y4 curriculum Plan for 2018-19

Here are some policies which the parents of children in Y4 may find useful

Reading Policy

SPAG Policy

Maths Policy

Things to remember. 

 

Homework will be given on a Friday and will need to be in on the following Wednesday. 

PE days are Monday and Thursday afternoons. Please ensure your child has indoor and outdoor PE kit for these days.

Useful links:

 

Online lunch ordering from Dolce - https://live-kitchen.co.uk/cashless/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fcashless%2fpreorder2.aspx 

Abacus online homework - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 

Fun/games http://www.coolmath-games.com/ 

 

Year 4 visit to Youlgreave in Derbyshire - May 2018

This term, Year 4 will be visiting Youlgreave in Derbyshire. Our learning will be linked to the visit in some way. 

The children will participate in some fieldwork to compare village life to life back in Aston. There will be some map work where the children will begin to read Ordinance Survey maps, and then create their own simplified versions of our neighbourhood. There will also be learning about rivers and the water cycle. 

As well as the geographical work, there will be more comparison work where the the children are to  compare the Youlgreave church to a Mandir in Hinduism. We will look at the similarities and differences between Hinduism and Christianity. We will explore the core values of both religions and symbolism. 

Our writing will also link to  the visit where we will be writing persuasive letters to encourage a sports star/athlete to champion the benefits of exercise for children. There will also be information texts where we will be discussing our observations in the comparisons of Youlgreave and Aston. Alongside the typical English lesson, we will be having a drive on the spelling, punctuation and grammar during morning work, with a theme linked to the visit. 

Children will be creating large scale paintings of key landmarks in Youlgreave. The children will decide what the  most interesting thing was to them, and work with people with similar ideas. They will then begin by sketching out, editing, improving their  pictures before building skills in mixing paints to create the perfect colour. 

Chocolate!

The children thoroughly enjoyed their learning about chocolate, including their home learning project. A fabulous example is available below, but if you want to see more, please come and visit our classroom!

This term, our learning will be focused on Ancient Egypt. We will be looking at the geography of Egypt as well as learning about pharaohs, pyramids, afterlife, myths, hieroglyphics and many other interesting things. 

Weston Park Museum visit to support our learning about Ancient Egypt. 

The children learnt all about the mummies in the museum. They answered and asked some super questions, and were fascinated by the x-rays of the sarcophagus! They were also interested in the lives of the people inside the coffins!