In Year 4 we work hard and hopefully have a lot of fun! Mr. Robinson teaches us from Monday to Thursday and Mrs. Mason is our teacher on Friday. Our teaching assistants are Mrs. Deakin and Miss. Gillesphey. In the Spring and Summer terms Mrs. Taylor will teach us French. She is a specialist language teacher so we are very lucky to have her working with us!
We learn lots of things throughout the year. We will be trying so hard to learn all of the multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 as this is what we are expected to know by the end of Year 4! All Year 4 pupils will have an online x-tables test in the Summer term. In English we focus on a few key texts – “Kensuke’s Kingdom” and “Why the whales came” by Michael Morpurgo, “The Firework Maker’s daughter” by Philip Pullman, “The Giggler Treatment” and “Rover saves Christmas” by Roddy Doyle and “Bad Dad” and “The Midnight Gang” by David Walliams and “The wolves in the walls” by Neil Gaiman.
Some of the main topics we will study are Invaders and Settlers, Habitats, Sound, Electricity, The Digestive System and the regions of the United Kingdom, focusing particularly on Scotland. We also learn a lot of French and really enjoy singing French songs! We will be learning French numbers, days and months, fruits and vegetables and personal descriptions.
In P.E we learn football, gymnastics, rugby, outdoor and adventurous activities, tennis, golf and athletics. Our P.E days are Monday and Thursday.
Some of the most enjoyable days we have had in previous years have been at the beach and I am sure it will be the same this year! We used our beach visits to enhance many parts of the curriculum. We sketched St. Mary’s Lighthouse and the beach huts at Blyth. These were then used as a stimulus for our calendars. In November, we visited Holy Island to see where The Vikings first invaded Britain – it was amazing! In Science we went rockpooling and looked at beach habitats and food chains. We have also toasted marshmallows over the fire pit… yummy!
We have a lovely classroom and we all play our part in keeping it nice! Our cleaner loves us because we always make sure our classroom is tidy before we go home! Our classroom has lots of displays which help us a lot with our learning. Each day, someone is “Pupil of the day.” This pupil gets to do all of the special jobs for that day!
We also have our own avatar character using Class Dojo. We are rewarded with points during the week for behaviour and good work. The person with the most points at the end of the week gets a treat from The Golden Box!
I hope you have enjoyed reading all about us!
The Year 4 Team