Mr Jeoff Land - Year 4 Teacher
Mrs Michelle Fitzgerald - Learning Support Assistant
Welcome to the Year 4 page.
We hope you find the information here useful. If you have any questions about what we’re doing in Year 4, please come and chat to us.
In Literacy this term we will be reading the Michael Morpurgo version of Beowulf (a book linked to our history topic) and using it as a stimulus for writing (fiction and non-fiction) and drama activities.
The original saga of Beowulf was written by an Anglo-Saxon poet about 1000 years ago.
In Maths we will be looking at Place Value and introducing THOUSANDS to our learning.
We will be exploring:
- Rounding to 10, 100 and 1000
- Counting in 1000s (more and less)
- Partitioning (breaking numbers up in different ways)
- Comparing and ordering numbers (4-digits)
- Negative numbers (linked to real life concepts)
- Written methods for addition and subtraction
Over the year we will be recapping on the 2x, 5x, 10x tables from Year 2; the 3x, 4x and 8x tables from Year 3 and learning the 6x, 7x and 9x tables. Any and all times-table (and their corresponding division facts) practice at home is hugely beneficial.
Our main focus for this term is the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons and we will be considering the question: What was life like in Anglo-Saxon Britain?
We will be exploring: when and where the Vikings came from, Anglo-Saxon kings, Danegeld, aspects of daily life and other key events.
To begin the year we will be looking at the different parts of the brain and the job they have in our daily lives. From the pre-frontal cortex making decisions to the hippocampus storing our memories – we will explore the impact the brain has on our learning.
These books represent a cross-section of literary texts recommended for children of between seven and nine years old (Year 4).
Some are adventure stories, some are funny and some are picture books; some were first published many years ago and some are new.
The challenge is to read and review as many as possible whilst in Year 4.
Which will become a new favourite? Will any be disappointing? Will any make you laugh? Will any make you cry?