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Year 4

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 4! 

 

 

 

Mrs. Davis - Class Teacher  

Mrs. Jones - Teaching Assistant  

Mrs. Lander - Teaching Assistant

Remembrance Pebbles. Even though we are all in isolation, we are remembering those who have gone before us.

Parents' Evening

Hi all Year 4 parents,

 As there will be one link for each evening, please ensure that you only click on the below links to login at the exact time of your appointment and no earlier to avoid you joining another parent's appointment!

 

Please note, that I will admit you when the previous meeting has ended.

Thank you for your understanding and I look forward to speaking with you all. 

 

Here are the links for each evening:

Our Class Saint is Saint Genesius of Rome. He is the patron saint of actors.

Saint Genesius

Saint Genesius is considered to be the patron saint of actors, lawyers, barristers, clowns, comedians, converts, dancers, people with epilepsy, musicians and victims of torture.

 

His feast day is August 25th.

 

Genesius was once an actor who had performed in plays, which mocked Christiainty.

According to legend, while performing in a play that mocked baptism, he fell ill on stage.  Claiming he could see angels, he asked to be baptised there and then, which converted him.

He proclaimed his new belief, and he steadfastly refused to renounce it, even when the emperor Diocletian ordered him to do so.

He was sentenced to death for his beliefs.

Vehicle:

For our first term our vehicle is called ‘What a Drama’.

We are hoping to perform a comedy based on one of Aesop’s Fables

In the style of Ancient Greek Theatre.

We will use this as an opportunity to raise funds for Mary’s Meals.

 

 

 

RE

All classes follow a scheme called:

 “Learning and Growing as the people of God”

Throughout this the children learn about religion; knowledge and understanding of  and learn from religion; reflecting on meaning.

  • 12 Units: Creation, Jesus teaches us how to pray, Advent, Christmas, Jesus: Light of the World and Beloved Son, Old Testament – King David, Lent: Living as followers of Jesus, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost, Sharing in the life of Christ and Special roles and responsibilities.
  • Children may occasionally have some RE homework to bring home.

 

READING

Our aim at St. Joseph’s is to promote a love of reading within children throughout the school whilst teaching them the important skills of phonics, de-coding, fluency and comprehension.

During the first term, we will be reading a variety of Ancient Greek Myths and Legends as well as a novel by Maz Evans called, ‘Who let the Gods Out’.

 

WRITING

Areas to consider when producing a piece of writing;

  1. Sentence structure
  2. Punctuation
  3. Text Structure
  4. Composition and effect
  5. Word structure and spelling
  6. Presentation and handwriting

 

We will be writing Newspaper Reports, Diary Entries  and myths of our own.

 

Maths

Place Value with numbers to ten thousand will be taught.  Children will be ordering and comparing these values and placing them on a number-line. Following this we will be adding and subtracting with these values too.

 

Science

Our Science Unit for the first term is Sound.  We will be investigating how sounds are made and travel as well as creating our own sound effects for our play,’Zoom’.

HISTORY

Our Focus for the whole year is ‘Lifestyle and Entertainment’.

For the first term we are exploring the Ancient Greek era and how their lifestyles influence our lives today.

 

Geography

We are Focusing our geographical learning on Athens – Here we come.

Initially we will be looking at the continent of Europe, naming countries, capital cities and both physical and human features of each country.

This will lead to a more in depth study of Athens, which we will compare to Derby and Uttoxeter.

 

Art

In art we will be exploring the architecture of Ancient Greece as well as the artist Ezikiel.

Birthday Books. I am so pleased that parents are providing new release books for our book corner. I am sure this will help develop our 'Love of Reading'. Thank you in advance, your generosity is very welcomed by all of our class.

Inspiring creative ways to practise your spellings. How do you practise yours?

Geography - Athens here we come. Take a look at our amazing 3d models of Landmarks. WOW! I am so impressed. Thank you to all of the adults who have assisted with these stunning models. I'll give you all a Dojo too! Mrs. Sassi gave us STAR CLASS for these!

Ancient Greek Style Theatre Masks - Can you name any of the characters of the Ancient Greek Myths? Why were masks worn? Are masks worn in theatres today?

A sample of 'Upcycled' instruments. WOW! They are all amazing. We have used them for our Science lessons to help us understand how sounds can be made and how sound travels from a source to our ear.

Art - Who was Exekias? Look at what we have found out.

Spiral Poems - not only written but made into 3d for greater effect! Which one is your favourite: Tornado, DNA, Helter Skelter or Curly Hair?

 

 

 

Helpful homework hints:

 

 

  • Maths

Times tables need to be practised consistently throughout the year. Below are some websites to support you with this.

This website has a nice friendly breakdown of what the new times tables check means. You can also sign up for a free resource pack which includes some great paper based activities. 

Here's a link to the government website and their full framework on the checks in June. 

 

Below are some resources to support you at home. 

 

 

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