Year 4 2021 - 2022

Miss Darbyshire

Mr Brassington

Welcome to Year 4!

The teachers in Year 4 are Miss Darbyshire (4D) and Mr Brassington. (4B) The teaching assistants are Miss Shelmani (4D), Mr Foster (4B). We are very much looking forward to having you all back in school, we hope you are excited for all you will learn in Year 4.

What will we be learning this half-term?

English

This half term we will learn about meeting tales and biographies. The pupils will have many opportunities to explore writing meeting tales and biographies linked to our work on The Amazing Americas.

Maths

We will start our maths learning this year with place value. We use a six-step mastery approach to teaching maths. In each lesson, children will explore maths problems in a real-world context, applying their prior understanding and exploring new methods together.

Reading

This half term, we will learn about a text called ‘The Firework Maker’s daughter’. We will be practicing a range of different reading skills and comprehension techniques as well as thinking about a characters’ emotions and how they develop throughout the story.

Science

The children will be learning about the human digestive system and the names and role of teeth. They will have the opportunity to take part in an investigation alongside their learning about the role of the different parts of the digestive system.

Art

Year 4 will be learning about the style of Fauvism through our artist study of Matisse.

Geography

In Geography this half-term, our topics is The Amazing Americas. We will be learning about the North and South American continents and investigating both human and physical features.

Please have a look at our knowledge organisers for Science and Geography. These can be used to help the children with their learning of the topics. 

 

P.E. and Swimming

Children will take part in weekly P.E. lessons. P.E. will take place on Tuesdays. Children are to come to school in their PE kits, ready for PE. This PE kit is to consist of a white top, black trousers/shorts/leggings and appropriate trainers.

Children will take part in weekly swimming lessons. Swimming lessons will take place on Mondays starting on 13th September. Children must come to school ‘swimming ready’ with their swimwear on underneath their uniforms. Children must bring underwear and a towel in their swimming bag. Please refer to our swimming information letter, which can be downloaded on this website page, for details about the sessions and what your child needs to wear.

 

Homework and spellings

Children will be set homework each week, usually online on Google Classroom. This will be set on Friday and must be submitted online by Wednesday for marking. Homework is either on google classroom or tasks are assigned on our apps - Mathletics, Lexia or Timestables Rockstars.

Children will be set spellings each week online on Google Classroom. These will be set every Monday and must be practised during the week, ready for our spelling test on Friday.

 

Home Reading

Children will be given a reading book to use for reading at home. The books should be returned on Fridays at which point your child will receive a new book to read. We expect children to be reading at least 3 times a week at home to an adult. Children will also be given a reading record to record when they have read to an adult at home. Reading records will be checked on Fridays.

 

Times tables

By the end of Year 4, children need to know all the times table facts for the 1-12 times tables. At the end of the year, children will take part in the Year 4 National Times Table Check which tests their knowledge of the times table facts for 1-12 times tables. We will practise regularly in school but it is crucial that children are practising their times tables at home daily for rapid recall. To support them with this, please make sure your child is regularly practising on Times Table Rockstars.

 

Please contact us if you have any questions using the email address:

4d@ashburymeadow.manchester.sch.uk

4b@ashburymeadow.manchester.sch.uk

Miss Darbyshire and Mr Brassington

 

 

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Contact the School

Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School

Rylance St
Manchester
M11 3NA

Main Contact: Mrs Eve Peters

Tel: 0161 989 2999
admin2@ashburymeadow.manchester.sch.uk

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