4B- The Harry Potters
We follow the Cherryfold values, Enjoy, Respect, Succeed!
Meet the Staff
Miss A Lloyd
During your time in Y4, you will grow into an independent learner, aim to be more resourceful and resilient, make new discoveries about the wider world and develop lasting memories!
We follow a theme based curriculum in Y4, through which you will learn National Curriculum skills. Each half term, our theme changes so that you will be involved in lots of different activities, to enable you to become a better learner and achieve your potential. Examples of our topics in Y4 include; Journey to Egypt, The Vikings and Burnley V Barcelona. We ensure your learning is enhanced by engaging in Enrichment days/Activities. We will be having a visitor for our viking topic and during our topic, Endangered, we will be having an enrichment day which will include a visitor and lots of animals! This will also link to our science too. As well as all that, we engage in stimulating activities, in our Forest schools, making the most of our exciting outdoor learning environment.
In Year 4, we are encouraged to make our writing creative and exciting. We follow the Lancashire English Units and study novels linked to our topics such as, The Mousehole Cat, The Treasure of the Loch Ness Monster and Gulliver’s Travels which inspire our writing further. Additionally, we use Acceleread to help us improve our reading, taking quizzes once we have completed novels and gain as many points as we can, the more we gain the deeper our understanding! In Maths, we follow the Lancashire Red Rose Maths Mastery Scheme, which deepens our understanding of key concepts. By the end of Y4 we will have taken the National Multiplication tables check and are Times Tables Wizards after having learnt up to our 12x tables!
To support you on your learning journey, we hope that you will receive help from your parents and carers. They can do this by listening to you read, helping you to learn your Spellings and Times Tables and encourage you to complete your weekly Grammar and Maths Homework Tasks.
Finally, we use Class Dojo to send pictures and messages home about what you have been learning and all the fantastic achievements you have made!
We want you to have fun whilst learning. Remember Enjoy, Respect, Succeed!
Children will have a reading book chosen by themselves appropriate to their reading level. Accompanying these books are their reading diaries, where you can write comments on their reading daily. Your child will also be given many opportunities throughout the week to read a variety of texts and will then undertake an online quiz to assess their understanding of the text.
Mrs Wyllie will be teaching RE on a Tuesday afternoon, split with Mr Deeming for PE.
In Year 4, children are expected to complete two to three pieces of homework a week.
Your child has been provided with both CGP English and maths books to complete their homework. Each week, they will be provided with different page numbers in order to complete different tasks from each book!
Weekly spellings will be every Monday. You should practise these throughout the week, ready for our test the following Monday morning!
PE will take place every Tuesday and Thursday.
Please ensure a full kit is in school ready for your child’s lesson.
It is important to note your child can bring a healthy snack at break times such as fruit or vegetables. We also encourage your child to bring water to drink in class throughout the day, but they may bring something else to drink with their packed lunch.
Below are the statutory words for year 3 and 4.
Common exception words are a key aspect of the KS2 English Curriculum. Children can practice these words which will help their school work, throughout the curriculum, as well as independent writes.
This half term we will be looking at What is Climate Change, how it affects us and what effect it is having on the polar bears in the Arctic.
As part of this study, we will be focusing our Geography lessons on the Arctic, we will be looking at its position in terms of the world, its weather and climate and why it is different to where we live. We will be looking at the features of the Arctic as well as its surrounding geographical features and presenting our findings on how the animals are being affected by Climate Change.
In science we are looking at states of matter. We will be exploring what solids, liquids and gases are- then using this to compare and group materials together. We will observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C). Finally, we will identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.
Key Vocabulary for states of matter: solid, liquid, gas, heating, cooling, state change, melting, freezing, melting point, boiling, boiling point, evaporation, condensation, temperature, water cycle
Key vocabulary for working scientifically: practical work, fair testing, relationships, accurate, thermometer, data logger, stopwatch, timer, estimate, data, diagram,
identification key, chart, bar chart, prediction, similarity, difference, evidence, information, findings, criteria, values, properties,
characteristics, conclusion, explanation, reason, evaluate, improve
This half term we are looking at Valuing difference:
Throughout these lessons we will look at:
- To look at the terms negotiation and compromise and find out what these mean.
- Can we use these skills when looking at difference?
- What is difference – how are the people we live with different from ourselves? (race, gender and religion).
- Find ways and strategies to deal with aggressive behaviour.
- Define the word respect and demonstrate ways of showing this towards others’ differences.
- Understand and identify different stereotypes including those that are promoted through the media.
- Understand that we have different types of relationships with different people (family, wider family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances).
- Look at these different types of relationships and how they influence what is shared.
During RE we will be investigating how and why Christians use the Bible today and why the Bible is seen as a source of inspirations and authority by many Christians. The children should understand that the Bible is not one book but a collection of books, written by different people at different times. The children should know that the Bible contains two main sections – the Old Testament (which is the Jewish scriptures) and the New Testament (about Jesus and the early Church). We will explore the idea that the Bible has authority for Christians because it is ‘the Word of God’, but that Christians have different views about what this means – some take it as a literal truth, whereas others take the liberal view that it contains truths about God and how God wants people to live but that the stories themselves may not be literally true. Pupils should be able to recognise and use specialist terms such as Gospel, parable, literal and liberal. We will develop our skills in reading and interpreting religious texts whilst also learning about other sources of wisdom and authority that may guide Christians in making moral decisions.
4B's Climate Change documentary
In English we created our own documentary to present what we have learnt throughout this unit and to influence our audience.
This afternoon as part of our Science - looking at how states of matter change from a solid to a liquid and back to a solid we made some rice crispy cakes to demonstrate how this works with chocolate.