Welcome to the Year 4 class page! This class is taught by Mr Lucas and supported by Mrs Wray and Miss Mendham.
2 Week Isolation Packs
As children are forced to isolate for two weeks due to Covid-19, each class has put together a two week work pack to help support the children while at home. Below you will find resources and worksheets across a range of subjects.
Maths and English Packs
Below are a selection of weekly home learning packs. Each pack includes a week’s worth of Maths and English lessons, all covering a wide range of curriculum topics:
See below a selection of writing tasks for the children to do.
Mr Lucas’s Epic Writing Challenge – Epic Writing Challenge
Year 4 – Writing Expectations Mat – Writing Expectations
Year 4 – Fiction Writing Ideas – Fiction-writing-ideas
Year 4 – Non-Fiction Writing Ideas – Non-fiction-writing-ideas
Year 4 – Handwriting Practice – Handwriting
SPAG (Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation)
If nothing else, I firmly believe that one of the best things you can do with your time is to read. Try a new author you’ve never heard of before! Read to your mum and dad, grandma or granddad! Or, better yet, get them to sit and read to you! Lose yourself in another world. Reading is the best exercise your brain can do, and even reduces stress levels! I’m looking forward to hearing about the new authors you discovered!
Year 4 Routines
Reading – Guided reading takes place every day where children either read aloud to the class or to their peers. Research has repeatedly shown that children who read for pleasure are not only happier, but perform better academically than children who don’t (https://readingagency.org.uk/about/impact/002-reading-facts-1/). Therefore we encourage the children to read for 20 minutes each night at least four nights a week. Once they have read, children should tick their reading diaries and write a comment ready for handing in on Friday. If parents could co-sign the diaries too that would be a great help.
Homework / Spellings – Spellings will be sent home on Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday. Homework is sent out on Fridays and should be returned by the following Friday. If the children are stuck they are encouraged to pop in and see Mr Lucas or Mrs Wray.
PE – PE is on a Thursdays. Please come to school in your PE kit.
Staffing – Mr Lucas teaches the class all week and is assisted by Mrs Wray.
This term we’re not just working on one book in class. Oh no! This term we’re working on TWO! During English lessons we’ll be exploring a book on Viking Myths as part of our new Power of Reading scheme! Mr Lucas values reading time and thinks all children deserve to be read to. So at the end of each day, he will be reading The Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates:
Autumn Term Artwork
This term, during art classes, the children explored portraits. We tried to draw other people, and ourselves, in a variety of different styles. This culminated in a giant Picasso style self-portrait. The children did an AMAZING job! Here are some examples: