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Year 4

Hello and welcome to Year 4. We believe that Year 4 is an important year in school. The children grow and mature considerably throughout the year and we are really looking forward to working with them.

Below are some of the opportunities we have in Year 4:

  • Represent our school at sporting events, including the Year 4 Skipping Festival. 
  • Begin school swimming lessons
  • Entering local and national competitions. 
  • Creative weeks which are planned into the curriculum. These weeks will include, The Arts, Sports and Literature. 

Religious Education:
Our school follows The Way, The Truth and The Life scheme which has been adopted by the Diocese of Leeds..

This term, Year 4 will begin with Jesus: The Teacher. The children will learn that Jesus was born into a Jewish family and find out about the story of the presentation in the Temple. They will learn that Jesus travelled about teaching people, showing us the way to live, understand why Jesus used parables to teach people and know and understand some of the parables Jesus told.

Topic: Each term, our class explores a different topic which helps guide the children through their learning. This term our topic is York and the history of chocolate. We will begin by looking at what makes chocolate so appealing and what happens in our brains when we eat it! We will move on to look at the harvesting and transportation of the cocoa bean from the Americas to the UK and when and how this happened in York and the main families involved in this.

Physical Education: This year, PE for Year 4 will be delivered in three ways:

  • Firstly, Year 4 will join the rest of the school to take part in daily activity during our after lunch Wake Up Shake Up sessions.
  • Secondly, on Thursday mornings, Year 4 will continue with  their School Swimming Lessons.
  • Lastly, in April we will be taking part in a skipping festival. Each week we will build up our skills, culminating in a routine to music where each child will get chance to showcase their best moves. We are really excited about this and will keep you posted on how we do!!,

Homework and Spellings: The children’s homework books encourage them to become organised and independent. All homework (with the exception of spelling) should be written in their homework books or on worksheets. Generally, the children will be set homework every week (usually on Friday), which they should record in their homework books, along with the hand in date (usually Thursday). Parental help with homework would be appreciated if your child requires it.

Homework can include:

  • Spellings – Weekly (Improving spelling, improves writing). Test on Monday 
  • Numeracy and Literacy
  • Finishing off tasks - dependent on subject.
  • Reading / Mental Maths - a little often. Please encourage your child to read at home and discuss their reading with them. Don't forget our Rainbow Reading challenge where your child can earn a prize! We also encourage the use of our web-based learning platforms: 
  • Bug Club: (www.activelearnprimary.co.uk) Use to improve reading comprehension skills linked to your child’s progress. And new for 2017, Mathletics.https://community.mathletics.com/
  • Each child has their own log-on details, if they have lost or forgotten them, please ask for a new card.

I hope you have found this information useful. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Mrs M Eccles and Mrs C Cretch Class Teachers



Staff in Year 4:

Mrs Eccles

Mrs Cretch

Mrs Crossland