Welcome to Year 4
We are a hardworking, enthusiastic class who enjoy working together. We like to make our lessons as fun as possible and love working outside, engaging in practical lessons and using different strategies to help us learn.
Year 4 staff:
Class teacher: Miss Dunn
Teaching assistants: Miss Ward
Spellings and times tables will be sent home each Monday and will be tested each Friday. Please continue to listen to your child read at least three times per week and sign in their reading record, as well as their reading challenge card.
Please click here to see the spelling overview for this year.
Click here to view the Y3/4 spelling words. Children should be able to read and spell these words correctly by the end of the year.
In the Spring term, children also started to receive Reading comprehension homework every two weeks, which is detailed on the spelling sheets they bring home every Monday. This homework should be completed int he workbooks provided.
PE in Class 4 is on a Thursday morning and the children can come to school wearing their PE kits that day, they do not need a change of clothes.
View or download our class newsletters by clicking the links below:
You can find our more about our learning by visiting the Curriculum section of our website.
For the first week of the year, the whole school looked at Royal Families through history. Year 4 learned about The Tudors. We found out about Henry VII, the first Tudor king, and how he united the houses of Lancaster and York. The children enjoyed studying the Tudor family tree and were particularly interested in Henry VIII. Year 4 were appalled by Henry’s behaviour towards his six wives and enjoyed learning the rhyme to remember what happened to them. The children also showed off their artistic skills by completing sketches of Henry VIII and his wives.
Sparks might fly!
This topic is all about electricity. We have been thinking about what we use electricity for and how important it is to us. Class 4 will be learning about how electricity works, how to stay safe and some of the inventors who created some of the most important electrical inventions.
The children have been learning all about Julius Caesar, the Roman invasions and the spread of the Roman Empire. They have enjoyed looking at key events in this time period and thinking about how the Romans impacted upon our lives today.
The digestive system
During this topic, the children studied how food travels through our body and were able to investigate how the digestive system works. We learnt about the different organs within the digestive system, their functions and why they are important. As a class, we also conducted experiments to find out about our teeth, and the importance of looking after them.
Mr Gardener (Brian) and Mr Metcalf (Barry) volunteered to come in to Class 4 to help us with a DT project. The children in Class 4 designed, made, altered and evaluated their own metal flower sculptures. They used metal wire, glue, and nail varnish, as well as a variety of different tools, to create the beautiful sculptures. We then decorated ‘vases’ for the flowers and the children took them home as presents.
Trips and visits
Class 4 were invited to spend the morning at Teikyo University, in Durham, where they spent time making Christmas cards and crafts. The children got the opportunity to chat with the university students and even learnt some new Japanese words!
We went along to the Quicksticks Cricket festival, in Durham and had a fantastic morning learning new skills and competing against teams from other schools.
Class 4 were lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit Durham City Gymnastics Club, where they completed a carousel of different gymnastics activities. The children were also able to watch amazing demonstrations by the Durham City gymnasts.
Class 4 were lucky enough to take part in basketball sessions, where they learnt new skills and developed their ability to play as part of a team.
Parents of children in Class 4 were invited to join us for a steel drumming session. This gave the children the opportunity to demonstrate what they had learnt in their music sessions, as well as allowing the parents, grandparents and other family members to join int he fun. The children had the opportunity to teach their grown ups how to play the steel drums! Thank you to everyone who joined us!
Archived Class Work
Please view our archived Year 4 work and newsletters by clicking the links below:
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