Welcome to the Year 4 page! This class is taught by Mr Lucas and supported by Mrs Poulter and Mr Harness!
Home Learning Activities
In light of new and upcoming government guidelines, some people are being advised to stay at home. Below are a selection of activities to complete while off to keep your minds sharp and the gaps plugged! Feel free to print off the activities and stick them into your book, or simply view each file online and write down the answers. As everyone’s family situations are different, I’m happy for you to do whatever works best for you. These should take roughly 2 weeks to complete, so do not feel pressure to do more than 2 a day. If you are a super learning whizz and finish everything, please refer to the school’s main Coronavirus Information page for links to other amazing websites, which are full to bursting with activities!
Mr Lucas’s Epic Writing Challenge – Epic Writing Challenge
Year 4 – Writing Expectations Mat – Writing Expectations
Year 4 – General maths/reading/grammar activities – Year 4 Home Learning Pack
Times Tables Activities and Games – Times Tables
Spelling Handwriting – Handwriting Practice – Continuous Cursive
Spelling Wordsearch – Word Search
OTHER FUN TASKS
Year 4 – Practical Ideas – Year 4 Practical Ideas
50 Fun and Creative Things to do at home! – 50 Creative Ideas
READING! 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 Tuesday and tested the following Tuesday. Homework is sent out on Fridays and should be returned the following Wednesday. If the children are stuck they are encouraged to pop in and see Mr Lucas or Mrs Poulter! There is also a homework club on Thursday lunch times for those who need some extra time/support.
PE – PE is on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. The Tuesday’s session is led by a GTFC coach and could be outside or inside. Children will need a white t-shirt, dark shorts and plimsolls. They could also have dark jogging bottoms and a dark long sleeved top, socks and trainers for outside PE sessions. The Wednesday session is DANCE an led by a qualified instructor!
Staffing – Mr Lucas teaches the class all week and is assisted by Mrs Poulter.
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 World Myths as part of our new Power of Reading scheme! Mr Lucas values reading time and thinks all children deserve to be read. So at the end of each day, he will be reading The Legend fo Podkin One-Ear by Kieran Larwood:
Jorvik Viking Center!
A part of our eipc Viking topic last term, everyone in Year 4 ventured to the grand city of York! Here we delved into the wonderful world of Jorvik, where the children got to ride through a replica Viking town. We listened to the locals’ stories, marveled at their houses, and held our noses! It stank! But then, in a world without deodorant, what did we expect? After that we walked across the city to DIG, where we learnt all about the Viking’s brutal battle tactics. We even got to have a go!