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Year 4

Welcome to the Year 4 page! This class is taught by Mr Lucas and supported by Mrs Poulter and Mr Harness!

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.

Autumn 1

Viking Britain

Autumn 2

How Humans Work

Spring 1

Temples, Tombs and Treasures

Spring 2

Saving the World

Summer 1

Land, Sea and Sky

Summer 2

Bright Sparks

 

Class Books!!!

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:

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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!