In Year 4 at St Peter's, the skills of independent thinking, learning and decision making are nurtured and encouraged. The children will begin to understand themselves as a learner. This will enable them to take more responsibility for their own learning, for example, making sure that homework is completed on time and that they are regularly reading at home. The children are encouraged to apply the knowledge that they have acquired so far in school, in meaningful ways to solve a variety of problems across the curriculum.
Year 4 is also a time where the children are encouraged to ask and answer questions about the topics and skills that they are learning about to further enhance their understanding.
In Maths, the children develop their knowledge of times tables, in preparation for the multiplication tables check during the Summer term. This allows them to apply these skills to problem solving activities.
They develop more stamina for writing, producing more lengthy and detailed pieces of work and also begin to read longer and more challenging texts, enabling them to explore a deeper level of thinking in comprehension. Year 4 is also the time where the children can begin to write using a handwriting pen and provides a goal for the children to aim for when working to improve their handwriting.
Teacher: miss Stewardson
Teaching assistants: mrs dickson & mrs Dews
pPA cover: mrs miles
Mastery Support: Mrs o'Rourke
It's the Summer Term!
I hope that you are enjoying time at home with your families. We are missing you very much and can't wait to see you all back at school! Please remember that we are here for you if you need anything. Please get in touch via the St Peter's Parent and Carer Facebook page or by using my school email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our topic: 'Battle and Betrayal!'
This promises to be a fantastic topic with lots of great opportunities to explore the time of the Anglo-Saxons.
our Summer Term curriculum overview.....
summer 1 task menu
Please see below for our current task menu for use at home. There are lots of different activities for you to try. Our new topic is called 'Battle and Betrayal' and focuses on the time of the Anglo-Saxons. I hope that you enjoy finding out more about them!
task menu resources
Here are the resources that you will need for the activities in the current task menu. Please don't worry about printing these, you can write the answers down separately.
fantastic learning at home!
It has been lovely to hear about the lovely things that you have been doing at home. There have been lots of different activities happening that all sound great. Please keep sending your pictures, it is brilliant to see them. Here are some pictures that I have received so far.....
highlights of the year so far......
Ancient Egyptian Creations
We have been working very hard to learn more about the Ancient Egyptians. We explored shadufs and what they were used for. We found out that they were used by people to get water from the river to use for animals, crops as well as other things. We then designed and made our own shaduf models and tested them using a tray of water.
World Book Day
We had a fantastic time on World Book Day! Our story map t-shirts looked fantastic and we enjoyed designing a cover and writing a blurb for our favourite book. Great work, Year 4!
a fantastic trip to cosford!
Year 4 were lucky enough to visit RAF Cosford Museum as part of our topic 'A Whole New World'. The children were amazed by the planes that we saw and enjoyed exploring how they work, They also took part in a workshop called 'Spirit of the Blitz'. During this workshop, we learnt all about air raids, handled some World War 2 objects, were evacuated to an air raid shelter and had the opportunity to dress up in World War 2 uniforms!
We had a great time during our 'Sensational Sound' workshop, making guitars and investigating pitch. Thank you to all of the parents and grandparents who were able to join us. The finished guitars look absolutely wonderful. It inspired the children to talk about how sounds are made and how we can change the pitch and volume of a sound. We also had fun playing them during the afternoon!
fantastic homework from year 4
We have seen some fantastic models of Anderson shelters and gas masks being brought into school since the start of term. It is brilliant to see how much care and effort has been put into homework! Keep it up, Year 4!
reading in year 4!
Reading is very important in Year 4 and at St Peter's. We love reading!
oxford reading buddy
This is a great resource to practise your reading and comprehension skills. It has lots of great books to read and quizzes to do afterwards.
Please click on the picture below to take you to the Oxford Reading Buddy website!
Below are some tips for adults that may be useful when reading together with your child at home.
Learning times tables!
Remember to regularly use Times Tables Rockstars! This will help to increase your confidence with your times table knowledge and speed at answering quickfire questions.
Click the picture above to go to the TT Rockstars website!
Below are some strategies to help with learning your times tables at home.
This is a fantastic website filled with lots of great games and activities to try.
Click on the picture below to go to the Education City website!
spelling in year 4
These are the spelling words that we need to work on in Year 4. Try learning a few at a time. Below are some activities that are a little different and might help you to learn them.