Welcome to the Year 4 Class page. Here, you will see what we’ve been learning in school and share our achievements as we head into the 2019-20 school year.
Our first Geography topic this year is Exploring Our Magnificent World. During the next 6 weeks, children will be honing their map skills. We will be finding out about where we live and where we are in the British Isles and Europe. Children will learn how to state the position of countries using atlases, 4 figure grid references and the 8 points of a compass.
In science we will be looking at classification. Our topic will start by describing the contribution Carl Linnaeus made to our understanding of classification. We will discover the usefulness of classification keys when identifying living things, and will learn about the classification of plants and understand how environmental changes can have an impact on the life in a habitat.
On Thursday, children will take home maths and english homework and is to be handed in on the following Monday.
Reading rewards: To earn a reading owl at the end of the half term, children must regularly read their book at home (at least 3 times per week). Reading diaries and reading books should be brought into school every day as there is an opportunity for children to have 1-1 reading with an adult in addition to whole class reading lessons. Diaries must be signed by parents.
PE days are timetabled for Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. We recommend that PE kits are brought to school on a Monday and taken home (if necessary) on a Friday or at the end of the half term.
To see what the children will be learning this half term in Science and Geography please click on the relevant Knowledge Organiser link below.