Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

We are Willow Class (taught by Mrs Adams) and Alder Class (taught by Miss Howick and Mrs Giles). Our wonderful LSAs are Mrs Kielb and Mrs Spiller!

Year 4 is an exciting time in your primary school journey, full of fascinating topics and projects for us to get stuck into! We are here to help you along the way, as you learn more about the world around you and participate in lots of experiences to enrich your school year.

On this page, we will regularly share photos and news of our learning in school, as well as important information including spelling lists and curriculum newsletters.

As always, please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.

This term's learning

This term, our learning in Geography (about the concept of sustainability) and Science (about electricity) will drive our learning. We will be exploring these topics in depth and bringing them together to explore how we can use and generate electricity in a more sustainable way.

We will kick-start the term with an exciting DT project, to build a battery-operated torch with a working switch! In English, we will look at the wonderful story of The Wild Robot to explore how we can nurture and care for the natural world around us, and we will use it as an inspiration for some narratives of our own. Our Art lessons will see us look closely at some of the wonderful natural landscapes that are at risk from climate change, and apply our growing understanding of working with colour to paint our own landscape pictures.

In PE, we will be learning Netball with Mr Kiely on Tuesdays and Dance with our class teachers on Wednesdays, whilst our PSHEE lessons will help us to explore and celebrate difference. In Maths, we will learn about the concept of perimeter before developing our understanding of telling the time, and consolidating our learning so far. We will also continue with our daily times tables practice sessions, keeping our focus on the ‘square’ times tables before moving on to the 5s.

Look at our amazing artwork!

In Term 1, we looked at the work of artist Favianna Rodriguez to inspire our own artwork, that combined printing and collage to create big, colourful social justice posters. We thought carefully about which issues we cared about, and which images would represent them best. We hope you like them!