Welcome to Year 4.
We are well established in the Juniors now and our expectations have gone up even further. We are learning to work independently and think for ourselves, applying our learning and making decisions about how we do things.
As our reading begins to take off we can be more ambitious in our choice of reading materials and we can use our reading experiences as food for discussion, asking inciteful questions and honing our own ideas. Our vocabulary is increasing too (with the help of Mrs Wordsmith), so we are able to express ourselves more clearly which in turn should have a positive effect on our writing.
In Maths as well as following the White Rose curriculum, we are also preparing for the Multiplication test which everyone will take at the end of the year. For this reason it is vital to have an instant recall of all the multiplication facts.
The majority of foundation subjects are now being taught as part of a creative curriculum. Topics to be covered this year include 'All about Australia', 'The Ancient Egyptians' and 'Rivers'
It's a really exciting time in Year 4 as we are fortunate to be able to access ‘Wider Opportunities’ music teachers who are teaching us this year to play percussion instruments. Additionally, we swim at Whaley Bridge as well as enjoying Woodland Learning in our beautiful school grounds.