Welcome to Year 4!
We will be updating this page with lots of information about what's going on in class and future events too. Please remember you can contact us through the school office if needed.
MEET THE YEAR 4 TEAM:
Mrs Clubb - Class Teacher
Mrs Terry - Class Teacher
Mrs Faux - Learning Support Assistant
We now all now a copy of the Song Of the Dolphin Boy and are thoroughly enjoying the story so far. Is Finn a really a dolphin?
Times Table Check Information Sheet
The Spring term sees the start of our Island topic. We cant wait to compare our island with Iceland, looking at geographic features, location, weather and animal habitats.
Our class text, Song of the Dolphin Boy, helps us explore island life and the impact of humans on animal habitats.
During the Autumn term, the children explored life as a Roman, ending the term learning about Volcanoes.
The children will be explored the Romans in all aspects of their learning, from Roman Numerals in Maths, A Roman Story in Literacy, Roman Mosaics in Art, Roman soldier formations in Dance and Creating a Roman themed computer game, along with looking at the Roman Empire and ways of life in our topic lessons.
How can I help at home?
This is a question that is often asked. Our work in school is made easier with collaboration with parents at home. We are fortunate at Holbrook that we have many pro-active parents, supporting their children achieve great things. I'm aware that everyone has busy lifestyles - here a few things at home you could do support your child in Year 4:
Research - Supporting your child to delve deeper into their topic by carrying out their own research about habitats and Iceland. They may like to look online or get a book form the Library. They will be able to share and incorporate their knowledge into curriculum areas, especially writing.
Reading regularly with your child, discussing the plot, a character's feelings and motives and making predictions of what could happen next. It is a proven fact that if children read regularly it improves levels in all curriculum areas. See grid below. Please don't forget to complete 2 Reading Challenges a week.
Times Tables. Times tables are a key assessment point for Year 4 this year. They will take part in the multiplication check at the end of the year. If children are secure with their times tables it improves all aspects of their maths and increases the speed they are able to problem solving. Children should know all times tables up to 12 x12. Try playing games, sing songs, chanting tables etc
I've found a number of interactive resources which may be useful when practising things at home: