Horsted School

Mr Woodward / Mrs Baker

Miss Shackleton

Welcome to Year 4

 

Far Away Tree – indoor P.E. Monday, outdoor P.E. Thursday

 

Paddington Station – Indoor P.E. Thursday, outdoor P.E. Monday

 

Both year 4 classes will have drumming lessons with Miss Shackleton on Wednesday mornings.

 

Spellings will be set and tested every Wednesdays.

 

Year 4 are expected to complete 10 Times Tables Rockstars sessions at home every week. This must be confirmed by an adult in the children’s homework diaries.

 

Maths and SPAG (spelling, punctuation and Grammar) homework will be set weekly on Fridays and collected in on Wednesdays.

 

We also require a parent’s signature indicating that the child has read at length on 3 separate occasions throughout the week (though 5 or more reads is recommended).

If any of these compulsory homework tasks are not completed, children may be asked to attend learning catch up sessions at break or lunch-times.

 

WOW day

Our first WOW day of the year, Nuts About Nature, was a resounding success! All of the children got their hands in the dirt, hunted for some bugs and learnt how to weed and to plant vegetables. We also had a go at orienteering, interpreting maps, making nature collages and roasting marshmallows! It was a lovely day and the work produced by the children was marvellous!

 

Curriculum

In the Autumn term, year 4 will be learning a great deal surrounding our topic – Nuts about Nature.

 

English

In English, we are reading the children’s classic, The Wind in the Willows. Whilst studying this great, nature rich story, we will work on our descriptive vocabulary, write a postcard to a friend, explore persuasive arguments, predict the ending to a story and much more.

 

Maths

In Mathematics, we will be focusing on place value in term 1. This tried and tested numeric system, dating back over 2500 years to the Babylonian empire, underpins so much of our maths learning and provides a solid foundation for the year to come.

 

Science

In Science this term, we will be exploring scientific classification and looking at the ways in which plants and animals are grouped - what distinguishes these creatures and what unites them. Additionally, we will be improving our understanding of scientific methodology by constructing graphs and experimental conclusions.

 

Topic

We will be exploring some exciting artistic techniques in our art lessons and doing an in-depth course of study into the medium of water colour paint. Our artwork will be inspired by Jackie Morris, the illustrator of the award-winning children’s book, The Lost Words. In music, we will be developing our understanding of rhythm, tempo, timbre and texture whilst characterising different creatures through our original compositions. In our Geography lessons, we will be continuing the theme of nature by looking at Rivers and water courses.

 

 

 

Snow Day, Learn Day!

Term 1 - Nuts about nature Wow Day

Roman Wow Day - Looks very interesting indeed!