Menston Primary School

Making our World a Better Place

Welcome to Year 4

In Year 4, we have an exciting year,  full of interesting topics across the curriculum and will be involved in exciting and challenging learning experiences enhanced by trips to places and incoming visitors to school.

As the children move through Key Stage 2, they will be expected to become more independent learners and will be given extra responsibilities throughout the year.  In Year 4, we aim to be the very best version of ourselves in all aspects of school life, including an exciting residential trip to Ingleborough Hall early in the Summer term!

On our page, you can find information regarding P.E, homework routines and our learning over the term.

Please feel free to contact us should you require any more information.

Mrs Greenwood and Mrs Wylie

 

 

Staff

Class Teachers:

Maple – Mrs Wylie

Cedar – Mrs Greenwood

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Pickard

Timetable

P.E – Wednesday afternoon & Thursday morning (please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school on both of these days)

LKS2 Assembly: Tuesday

On a Tuesday morning the children will be taught:

French with Madame Brown

Music with Mrs Pedley

Homework

A weekly homework letter is sent out via Schoolcomms.

Each week the children are set maths homework, spellings and a ‘big talk’ question to discuss with an adult. Homework is due in for the following Tuesday unless stated otherwise in the weekly letter.

Other homework may be set to support your child’s learning.

Please can you ensure your child has their reading book in school every day.

Please follow this link to access parent information about end of year non-negotiables for English and Mathematics. Any support that you can give to your child to achieve these targets will be extremely valuable and appreciated.

Links

Your child will be issued with log in details for these websites as appropriate

MyMaths

Purple Mash

Active Learn

Linguascope

DK Find Out!

E-safety:

Safer Internet

Child Net

Common Sense Media

Think U Know

Primary School ICT

Internet Matters

 

Our Learning this Term

Please click this link to view the Year 3 and 4 Spelling Words.

Please click this link to view the Spring Two Newsletter

English

This term, we are exploring the ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’, using a poem from the 1800s, a Michael Morpurgo retelling and also a playscript.

We will be writing letters in role as a character, rehearsing a playscript and writing our own version of the story, told through the eyes of an alternative character.

Maths

In Maths this term, we are learning about formal written methods of addition and subtraction, converting metric measurements and calculating the perimeter of shapes that have straight lines and right angles.

We will also be applying knowledge of times tables in different contexts. Please ask your child to demonstrate how ‘robot arms’ support the times table sequence.

 

Topic – Science & History

Our Science topic this term is:

“What happens to the food we eat?” This includes learning about teeth, digestion and food chains. Within this topic, we will conduct an egg experiment to replicate the effects certain liquids can have on teeth – ask your child about their predictions and what actually happened!

Handwriting

letter-formation

We are working really hard on our handwriting this term. This is the letter formation that we are currently following in school. When your children are recording in their yellow homework book, please support them in using this handwriting style.