4G Class Page

Hello and Welcome to Year 4!

Mr Grist, Mrs Hardie & Mrs Stokes are here to help you with anything you may need.

In Year 4, the expectation is that children read every night. The children who read every night will receive a bead on a Friday. The children will then be able to take their beads home at the end of the term.  4SB and 4G will be competing to see which class can achieve the most readers each week and the winning class will receive a special treat at the end of the term.

Our P.E days are Mondays and Wednesday. We will be outdoors as much as possible, so please send warmer clothes and sensible shoes. We will be taking the children swimming for the summer term in Year 4 on a Thursday morning.  Please make sure they bring their swimming kit every Thursday.

Homework will be set half termly and can be found on Google Classroom. If you are experiencing difficulty when helping your child with their homework, please come and see us and we can work through the problem together! We also expect the children to regularly rehearse their times tables up to 12×12 and some ideas to support this can also be found on Google Classroom.

 Autumn 1 – Anglo Saxons

In our first half term in Year 4, we learn about the Anglo Saxons; discovering where they came from, what they ate, the jobs the had in their villages and how Lancaster has changed since the Anglo Saxons settled here. 

In English, we will be reading Beowulf and other traditional folk tales and will write our own stories based on Anglo Saxon folklore. We will learn about the fascinating discovery at Sutton Hoo and incorporate this information into a non-chronological report. Finally, we will image what it would be like to journey from Denmark over to Morecambe Bay and will write a diary as if we were Anglo Saxon children.

We will enjoy some fantastic trips to extend our learning, including a trip to The Maritime Museum, where we will meet Eric and his wife Linden.  They will show us what life was like for Anglo Saxons and Vikings living here in the past.  We are also planning a visit to Morecambe Bay Academy to learn how to make Anglo Saxon helmets using clay.