Hello! Welcome to the Year 4 class page!
I am thrilled to be teaching your child and I am looking forward to working on some very exciting things over the coming year. I hope the information shown below is helpful and if you have any other questions or queries, please do not hesitate to speak with me before or after school.
Mr Patankar, Year 4 class teacher
Supporting at home
It would be wonderful if you could talk with your child as often as possible at home about making positive choices and discussing what they want to achieve each day. Also, reading with them for 15 – 20 minutes every night and discussing the book is extremely beneficial: this helps children enjoy reading more and gives them experience with a range of texts and a wider range of vocabulary. Finally, a big target for Year 4 is to learn all of their times tables. By the end of Year 4, children need to know ALL of their times tables. They have been given a times tables rockstars password so they can practise using this fantastic ‘app’ whenever they get a chance.
Children also have termly homework challenges and we ask that children try and do several of these tasks at home in order to support their Organising our week..
PE is on Monday – please make sure children’s PE kits are in school on this day
In English we are using the film The Wrong Trousers to discuss character and plot. We will develop our descriptive writing skills by expanding nouns and using a range of conjunctions. We will write instructions for making a Gromit, be the penguin and plan conversations. We will write our own version of the adventure.
In Maths, we will work on place value – solving problems involving partitioning, adding and subtracting multiples of 10 and roman numerals.
Science this term is called War of the Worlds” We will be investigating animals and habitats. We will explore the concept of adaptation, food chains and the relationship between predator and prey.
In History we will study the Roman withdrawal from Britain. Why did these mighty invaders decide to leave our shores and what influence did they leave behind?
Art will draw on the influence of the Romans. We will explore the mosaic .
In Religious Education we will be focusing on people of God. We will look at individuals who followed God’s dictates such as Noah and Abraham.
At home, please continue to read as often as possible with your children. After all, reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Also, please practise times tables with your child as much as you can as children need to know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10x tables by the end of year 3 and are expected to know all of their timetables by the end of Year 4.
I will send home spellings every week for our weekly test and children are encouraged to take as much maths facts passport homework home as they wish each week. The more they practise their maths skills, the more progress they will make.
Finally, can I just take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support?