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Year 4

Welcome to all of our parents, carers and pupils of Year 4.

Teaching 4 Barbara Hepworth is Mrs. Mir and Mrs Shaw (on Friday's) and teaching 4 David Hockney is Mrs. Naaz. Our teaching support staff are: Mr Maroof, Miss Ibrar, Miss Ahmed and Ms.Ibrar.

In English we are reading The Incredible book-eating boy. We are learning to write a new version of the story and an explanation text about the human digestive system. The skills we will focus on in our writing are using fronted adverbials, expanded nouns phrases and a range of conjunctions. 

In Maths we are focusing on Geometry.  We are learning about different turns and angles as well as identifying different shapes and their properties. We will also focus on place value of 4-digit numbers, comparing and ordering 4-digit numbers. We will add and subtract 4-digit numbers beginning with using a concrete approach and moving onto formal method. We will have a weekly arithmetic test to improve our arithmetic skills which will help pupils work more fluently through reasoning questions.

In Science we are learning about Animals including Humans, we will focus on the following NC objectives: 

  • Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans
  • Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions
  • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey.

In Geography we are finding out about the Local Area, we will focus on the following NC objectives: 

  • Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs.

In R.E our Big Question for this half-term is 'How are important events remembered in ceremonies. During this unit we will explore festivals of light from Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Paganism and Ancient Civilisations.  We will consider how some festivals use light as a representation of hope, joy, remembrance and reflection.

Each week, a spelling list will be given to your child. Please practise these spellings with your child as they will have a spelling test every Thursday.

Both classes have P.E on Thursday. On this day children are allowed to wear their P.E. kit for the whole day instead of their uniform.  Both classes will also attend swimming classes on Friday mornings. Please ensure appropriate swimming kits are provided for your child.

At home it would be really beneficial if you can practise your times tables, there is the expectation that all pupils in year 4 can recall their times tables up to 12X12 and there is a test at the end of the year. You could use the PIXL app, Sumdog and Maths Shed to help you with this. 

If you have any questions feel free to email us: Year4@stmatthewsce.bradford.sch.uk