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Welcome to Year 4

4GW - Mr Womack, Mr Thomson

4MW - Mr Williams, Mrs Harrop

Catch-up Recovery Teacher- Mrs Morris

Learning Mentor - Mrs Smickersgill

4MW had the best time on Friday exploring the River Aire at Malham. We celebrated the visit with hot chocolate by the waterfall and making memories down at the Cove. What a fantastic day! 

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Welcome to Year 4 and hopefully the start of a brilliant year ahead. Your teachers are really happy to have you in our class this year and we know how amazing you will all be! We have got lots of exciting learning, trips and experiences planned throughout the year and can’t wait to share them with you!

This terms topic will be 'RIVERS!'

We will be continuing to focus on our local river, the River Aire. As part of our studies, we will explore how the river was formed. We will visit Malham Cove to see the source of the river and compare this to famous Rivers around the world.

Scientifically, we will be experimenting with different states, along with analysing the water cycle to consider how it impacts the River Aire. 

English Focus

This half term the children will be exploring non-fiction writing.  We will be writing information texts about wild animals. The children will also be exploring non-fiction-based writing that will tie into our river themed topic. Our writing will be linked to persuasive letters.

We will be reading Demon Dentist in lessons and develop our VIPERS skills. We will also use some linked texts to apply our skills in different genres.

How can you help?

  • Read non-fiction texts about rivers, animals and sea-life with your child.
  • When your child is reading to you a helpful strategy to use when they get to a tricky word is ‘pause, prompt, praise’
  • A good way to support your child’s writing is to encourage them to write every day. You can suggest that your child writes a shopping list before you go to the supermarket.

Maths Focus

In maths, we will be learning about different measurements of length, followed by measuring the perimeter of basic and compound shapes.  Then the children will be exploring multiplication and division, consolidating basic timetable knowledge and its relationship with division, before exploring various methods to support in completing larger calculations. 

How can you help?

  • Ask your children to show you the different methods they are learning for add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • You can support your child’s maths skills by getting them to add up the price of items in the trolley while you are doing the shopping.

Year 4 Upcoming Experiences

Rivers (Autumn)

-Local area walk (26th September)

-Visit to Malham Cove (Friday 1st December)

Romans (Spring)

-Roman experience day in school (12th March)

Egyptians (Summer)

-Leeds Museum Visit (3rd May)

Swimming will take place every Wednesday (4MW) Thursday (4GW).