Menu
Home Page

Venus Class - Year 4

Picture 1

 

 

Welcome to Year 4 - very happy to be teaching this class again!

 

Expectations

 

PE - Indoor sessions are currently on a Monday with our sports coach, Mr Plummer. The children learning skills relating to the sport, Rugby. For hygiene reasons, a change of kit is essential.

 

Homework: Tasks will be sent out on a Friday and need to be returned by Wednesday (latest). Written tasks have been stuck at the front of the (orange) homework books and should be completed on the corresponding week. A sheet of maths will be sent home and should also be completed - these do not need to be stuck in books.

All children are expected to complete set homework tasks, they do not have to be completed in one night; it can be a progressive piece that is completed over a few days. If homework hasn't been completed, children will be expected to complete in their own time on a Friday i.e. lunch time / reward time.

 

Reading: Reading Records MUST be brought in DAILY AND SIGNED!

Children or parents must write a comment about what they have read / how the child has read every night. Please date the entry. An adult with check reading records and award positive points to children who have read - extra points will be awarded for completed books.

 

Children will be expected to read during lunch / reward time if they are persistently not reading at home.

 

Daily reading is essential to your child's development in all curriculum areas. 

Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.

Reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.

 

What difference can YOU make as a parent?

You can make a huge difference! Parents are the most important educators in a child’s life – even more important than their teachers – and it’s never too early or too late to start reading together.

 

Pearson website.

 

SEE DOCUMENT BELOW FOR A HELPFUL GUIDE TO READING AT HOME.

How To Read With Your Child

Parents MUST help their children become interested in reading if they are to succeed in school. These 5 tips will make reading with your child more effective:

Examples of questions you could ask your child to develop their comprehension skills

Examples of questions you could ask your child to develop their comprehension skills 1
Examples of questions you could ask your child to develop their comprehension skills 2
Examples of questions you could ask your child to develop their comprehension skills 3
Examples of questions you could ask your child to develop their comprehension skills 4
Examples of questions you could ask your child to develop their comprehension skills 5
Examples of questions you could ask your child to develop their comprehension skills 6

Reading in Year 4

Example of reading skills that should be developed in Year 4. This video shows a group of children reading extracts from texts, finding out word meanings using a dictionary, making inference from text and using direct evidence from extract to support their answer.

Picture 1

Year 4 had a fabulous trip to see the Lion King Theatre show at the the Lyceum Theatre in Central London.

Year 4 had a fabulous trip to see the Lion King Theatre show at the the Lyceum Theatre in Central London. 1

The Lion King - Theatre Teaser Trailer | Holiday Extras Breaks

Book your ticket for The Lion King, with a hotel stay, and breakfast here with Holiday Extras Breaks! http://goo.gl/HGZl2u Simba journeys far and wide to take his rightful place as King of the Pride Lands in this live West End adaptation of Disney's family film, featuring Elton John and Tim Rice's fantastic songs.

We were inspired by 'The Lion King' and created 'Sunset on the Savannah' silhouettes and animal masks.

IMG_7639.MOV

Still image for this video

Philippino crocodile

Still image for this video

IMG_7645.MOV

Still image for this video

IMG_7642.MOV

Still image for this video

IMG_7659.MOV

Still image for this video

Our interactive workshop on classification

Still image for this video

Feeding time for the tiger

Still image for this video

Autumn 2

Picture 1

This Romans unit will teach your child about the impact the Roman Empire had on life in Britain. They will learn about the spread of the Roman Empire, the invasion of Britain and the eventual conquest. We will also look in detail at some aspects of the Romanisation of Britain, such as the building of Roman roads and bath houses.

In addition to this, they will have the opportunity to learn about the British resistance of Boudicca and will act in role to look at the events of Boudicca's rebellion from different perspectives. 

Your child will also investigate Hadrian's Wall, examining how, where and why it was built. They will learn about the different features of the wall and use maps to determine its location. A lesson on gods and Roman religion will help the children to understand more about the culture and beliefs of Roman people.

SCIENCE

                                                                        1

This ‘Sound’ unit will teach the class about how vibrations cause sounds and how sounds travel, as well as how sounds can change pitch and loudness. They will also learn parts of an ear and how it functions so that we hear sounds.

 

By the end of this unit children should be able to:

• Describe sounds around them

• Identify high/low and loud/quiet sounds

• Observe how different sounds are made.

• Describe/explain how sounds change over distance.

• Predict what will happen in an investigation and make observations.

• Explain how we hear and interpret sounds.

• Explain that sounds travel differently through different materials.

• Identify and explain patterns between the pitch of a sound and the features of the object that made the

sound.

• Be able to ask and answer questions based on their learning using scientific language.
 

RE

Picture 1

 

This unit gives an overview of Sikhism, focusing on its origins, core beliefs, festivals and special places. They will explore the holy book and identify key Sikh symbols and understand their meanings.

 

By the end of this unit children should be able to:

  • name the founder of Sikhism and identify where Sikh’s worship
  • retell one of the stories celebrated during a Sikh Festival and explain why the Guru Granth Sahib is considered to be the last Guru.  
  • explain how Sikhism was founded
  • name  some of the features of a Gurdwara independently
  • describe the main Sikh festivals and why they are celebrated
  • explain what the main Sikh symbols mean or represent
  • locate where Sikhism was founded and explain the main beliefs that Sikhs share 
  • demonstrate an understanding of how different Gurus contributed to the Sikh faith

Lullingstone Roman Villa

Lullingstone Roman Villa 1
Lullingstone Roman Villa 2
Lullingstone Roman Villa 3
Lullingstone Roman Villa 4
Lullingstone Roman Villa 5
Lullingstone Roman Villa 6
Lullingstone Roman Villa 7
Lullingstone Roman Villa 8
Lullingstone Roman Villa 9
Lullingstone Roman Villa 10
Lullingstone Roman Villa 11
Lullingstone Roman Villa 12
Lullingstone Roman Villa 13
Lullingstone Roman Villa 14
Lullingstone Roman Villa 15
Lullingstone Roman Villa 16
Lullingstone Roman Villa 17
Lullingstone Roman Villa 18
Top