elcome to Year 4
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Here, you will find information about the Year 4 team and all of the fun and exciting activities that take place to ensure that Year 4 is continually a great place to be where children have their right to a good quality education met! (Article 28)
Mrs Docherty teaches in 4R and Miss Beddow teaches in 4P supported by teaching assistants, Mrs Burns and Mr Bell who all do what is best to support the children (Article 3).
Topics are planned from the children’s interests and stem from their enquiry based questions where they can have their say in what they want to learn (Article 12). We ensure that all aspects of the National Curriculum are met and aim to make links to other areas of the curriculum. For instance, in the first half of the autumn term, as part of our topic: Why did Willy Wonka Need to Visit the Dentist?, the children asked to explore the characters of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and learn lots of different things about teeth, including how they are held in place and why they fall out as you get older. During our science lessons, the children investigated the effects of sugar on teeth and explored the sugar content of particular foods and drinks.
In English, children are continuing to apply their basic skills across a range of text types and extended tasks. They are currently refreshing their knowledge of word classes such as adverbs and adjectives, and the punctuation needed to ensure that they write in a lively and engaging way.
In maths, the children are thoroughly enjoying the pace of arithmetic and they are working super hard to learn their times table facts and improve their test scores. Maths lessons are fun and allow the children to apply their knowledge of basic skills and methods to reasoning and problem solving activities.
In Year 4, additional to our topic work across the curriculum and English and maths, children are continually learning how best to keep themselves safe online by understanding and following the SMART Rules and their right to privacy. (Article 16)
Thanks to our Rights Respecting Champions in class and around school, children understand that all children have rights; they know that they are lucky that their basic needs for survival form part of Unicef’s Rights of the Child. Furthermore, they are learning how to speak out for the rights of others. (Article 2 and 13)
Creative homework is of pride of place in classrooms – children love to showcase their skills and enjoy choosing how to complete each task giving them a chance to develop their talents and abilities (Article 29).