Year 4 - Rowling
Hello! Welcome to Year 4, Class Rowling
During your year with us in Class Rowling, pupils will work alongside Mrs N. Lark (class teacher) and Mrs M. Black (LSO). Year 4 is a year full of learning, challenge and fun, where pupils are expected to become even more independent and focused learners. Meet the Teacher Y4 2016-17.docx
Of course, as always, we expect our pupils to work hard, try their best and enjoy their time in our class. Being prepared, organised and responsible is also an important part of getting ready for the responsibilities of Upper Key Stage 2 and beyond. Part of this responsibility is regularly completing homework, which provides opportunities to practise the skills taught in school. English and Maths homework and ‘Home Reading’ is set every Friday. Maths is due for return by the following Tuesday and English by the following Wednesday. Please return book bags and signed home reading records by Thursday every week, even if you are still reading the book, so that we can make a note of what you’ve read and issue a new book when required. P.E. kit is required on Tuesdays and Fridays each week.
During Autumn our Inquiries in class will focus on the starter questions: ‘What did the Ancient Greeks do for us?’ and ‘Which animals live in our locality and how were they suited to their environments?’ Our Inquiries will be cross-curricular and will also engage pupils in carrying out research and group work to answer their own questions. In Science we will look at states of matter (solids, liquids and gases), followed by living things and their habitats. We will discover more about reading, analysing and writing historical fiction, followed by a unit on newspaper reporting in English (which we will also be developing through our Computing unit on comics). Our Maths units will look at different aspects of the number system including place value, addition and subtraction, negative numbers and Roman Numerals, with opportunities to apply this learning in real life contexts and in challenges. Later in the term we will examine multiplication, division and fractions. In addition, we will be learning about the work of the Renaissance artist and architect Michelangelo this term and will explore how he painted the Sistine Chapel and mixed his own paints using strange ingredients! We will also build upon our knowledge of the continent of Europe using OS maps, globes and digital media.
Year 4 are very fortunate to be involved in an exciting Wider Opportunities music programme run by Resonate Music Services. Their brass teacher, Mr Banks, will visit us for an hour every Wednesday morning to teach the children to play the cornet. Every member of Year 4 will have their own instrument to learn on and we hope to be able to perform for our families later in the year! Later in the year Mrs Lark, who is also a brass player, will organise lunchtime sessions for those who would like to practise their cornet during the week.
Please check back for updates throughout the year. If parents/carers have any questions, we will be pleased to arrange to meet with them or have a chat after school. Enjoy your time in Year 4 at Broadgreen Primary.