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Year Four

Welcome to Year 4 !
Our class teacher is Mr McLaren.

This second Half Term, Year 4 will be learning more about:



English - poetry.  The class will be learning a poem called 'The Magic Box' by Kit Wright.  First, we will be making our own magic box, full of 'goodies'.  I want this to launch our theme with a creative stimulus.


Maths - we will be studying millimetres, centimetres and metres, building up to kilometres.  Throughout this half term, we will be re-visiting value of digits, negative numbers, comparing and ordering numbers and Roman numerals.


Topic - our Topic is 'The Tudors', finding out about some of the main characters such as Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.  Hopefully, we can celebrate with a Todor Day at school. 


Art and Design/Design Technology - linked to our Topic, we will be having a go at making Tudor shoes, with a bit of sewing !  Any help MORE THAN welcome !


Awesome Art - we will be finding out about the great Leonardo Da Vinci.


Science - 'Solids, Liquids and Gases'.  We will be doing 2 or 3 experiments involving changing states.


PE - for 4 weeks, we will be doing Football, working on basic skills.  After this, we will be dancing, working on a Tudor dance.


Languages - French.


Also, Mr Cresswell will be teaching specialist Music lessons.  Mrs Saint will be working on Personal, Social, Health and Educational themes. 


Outdoor learning every Tuesday

Each week, we will be taking some of our topic lessons outside of the classroom to utilise our fantastic outdoor facilities.  This will take place every Tuesday afternoon.  As the weather gets worse, please provide your child with suitable footwear (wellies) and waterproof coats to enable us to go out in all weathers.  During these sessions, we will participate in scavenger hunts, have a go at building shelters and make even stronger friendships. 


PE every Thursday.

This half term, we will be developing our fitness, strength, balance and flexibility.  The children need to come to school in their P.E kits every Thursday.  Please ensure that you send in your child wearing the correct school P.E kit along with additional layers now that the weather is getting colder (tracksuit bottoms, jumper).



What is expected to be completed at home:

  • Reading- listen to your child read and leave comments in Reading Record books.
  • Spellings- Log books need to be brought into school every day.  
  • TT Rockstars- please make Mr McLaren aware if you are unable to access the internet at home.  We will be able to support your child with an alternative method.