Year 4 - Hawthorn & Poplar Classes
Welcome to Year 4!
Class teachers: Miss Stroud and Mrs Oakman
Teaching Assistant: Miss Featherston
Additional teachers: Mr Davies (sport), Mrs Mott (music), Mrs Pepper (French), Mrs Wilhelm (art)
In Year 4, we are keen for the children to become independent learners, and to edit and improve their work with increasing confidence as the year goes on. Children have the chance to earn their pen licence when they demonstrate consistently good handwriting, and their times tables badge for fast recall of multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12.
We have a rich curriculum with many creative opportunities, for example during our Ancient Egypt topic the children create artefacts from clay and pewter, as well as a scale model mummified Pharaoh, complete with his own sarcophagus! The children also benefit from specialist teachers for several of their subjects throughout the year.
Activities that children will enjoy in Year 4 include:
- visit to Rye Nature harbour
- visit from a local fisherman
- Living History Workshop – Ancient Egypt
- visit to Hastings Museum – Roman Empire
- Weekly swimming at Summerfields (term 3 and 4)
Parent meetings will be arranged twice a year to set your child’s targets, and discuss progress. If you would like to speak to us at any other time, please feel free to pop in and see us, or put a note in your child’s home-school link book.
Have a look on the tabs below to see what we have been learning about in each term…
We have had an amazing start to Year 4 - both classes have been really impressing their teachers with their hard-working attitudes!
As part of our Stunning Start, we had a Google Virtual Reality Experience and from the comfort of our school we were able to travel to Sherwood Forest to meet Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men. This gave us some great ideas to help us plan our own stories about him for English.
We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather for our trip to Rye Nature Harbour, and we took full advantage of this! We spent some time bird-watching and identifying different types of bird, before scouring the salt marshes to find mini beasts in this unusual habitat. We also had the chance to carry out some beach-combing, sorting out the natural flotsam and jetsam from the rubbish that threatens this wonderful environment. Both classes loved the chance to be outdoors, and we recommend you all head back on a weekend to really enjoy the area!
As part of our maths unit this term, we have been embedding our knowledge of place value with 4 digit numbers, and we have now begun to tackle some addition and subtraction using these numbers. All the children have been working incredibly hard and their maths skills are improving as a result.
We've also had a chance to explore the Hindu religion this term, culminating in drawing our own Rangoli patterns on the playground using chalks.
We hope you all have a restful half-term, and we look forward to getting stuck into Term 2 with you!
Mr Davies and Miss Stroud
Welcome Back to the Autumn Term!
We have a great year ahead of us in Year 4, starting with our Term 1 topic of "Robin Wood". Please have a look at the Termly Leaflet for more information, and watch this space for updates of what we have been up to!
Miss Stroud and Mr Davies.