Year 4 - Holly Crofts

In Year 4 we have an action packed year ahead.  Our year starts with a Geography Topic on Rainforests where we will be looking at the climate and sustainability. Our next stop will be Ancient Egypt where the children will learn the most memorable facts about Mummification. Then our final stop in History will be about the Romans.

This year continues to provide a wealth of opportunities in English. The children have already asked about the goal of working to achieve a pen license!  This requires consistent neat and joined up writing.  In English, the aim is to strengthen the reading ability of the children as they read their individual texts and as they work as a class with new books in guided reading.  In Year 4 a love of reading is growing, in turn helping them create more detailed written work.  They will learn to use paragraphs and continue developing their spelling, punctuation and grammar too.

Maths will see Year 4 look at 4 digit numbers and be able to confidently recognise and answer questions using these higher numbers.  There will be a continued focus on the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  There will be an increased focus on our times tables this year with the children to become effective with any times table up to 12 x 12.

Our aim is to create a very varied and stimulating curriculum in Year 4 this year.  We will do this in class, out in our beautiful surroundings and as and when we are able to go on school trips.  This year promises to be fun and packed with learning opportunities….are you ready?  Let’s go!

Mr A Jackson