Year 4

Teacher - Mrs Patel - d.patel@walkern.herts.sch.uk

Mrs Burton

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Eastwood and Miss Mcleod

Summer 2022

Welcome back to all Year 4 children and a very warm welcome to the Year 3 children who will be joining this class for the Summer Term.

 We are all looking forward to taking part in some exciting new learning back in our lovely school environment where we can enjoy the wonderful outdoors, together with the lovely weather we will also have to go with it. Fingers crossed for plenty of sun!

Mrs Patel will be teaching the newly formed year 3 and year 4 from Monday to Thursday and Mrs Burton will be teaching the year 4 children when they are back together to continue the year 4 curriculum for Spellings, RE, History and Science.

In Literacy this term, year 4 will learn to write stories based on a theme. We will be reading Escape from Pompeii, which is a historical story, and this coincides with our topic work, which is about Ancient Rome and the Vikings. We will then be writing our own.

 In Maths, we will continue to reinforce the 4 operations and concentrate on using mental and newly learned written calculation skills to help problems. Children will practice these daily so they become confident mathematicians.

The Science topic this term is titled ’Living things and their habitats.’ We will be learning about the different habitats animals have and we will be learning about food chains. Some of the learning and discoveries will take place outside, which will be great with the weather we hope to have.

In Art, we will be creating Mosaics from coloured pictures and photographs so if you have anything we can use from old magazines, leaflets and newspapers, please send them in. We will be making designing and making Roman shields in DT lessons.

PE will be take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and all children should have a PE kits they can wear indoors and one for outdoors too.

All children will have guided reading as a whole class. We will read a book together and children will respond to reading comprehension questions alongside the book we are reading together with discrete comprehension activities. As always, please continue to listen to your child read at home everyday. The importance of reading cannot be stressed enough as it creates a love for reading, it develops children’s vocabulary, it progresses their writing and  it also enables children to fully access the curriculum. Thank you for your support.

Year 4 have researched Ancient Egypt for their homework and made models based on things they have discovered.

We have been learning about mummification