Welcome to Year 4
Welcome to the Year 4 class page!
We are the Turtles and the Dolphins.
Miss Colbourne – Turtles
Miss Smith – Dolphins
Class teaching assistant: Mrs Dudley
At Abbey Hill, we all follow our school rules to make sure that we are all safe and happy at school. Our school rules are:
- Kind hands, feet and words.
- Good listening
- Do what adults say.
At Abbey Hill we want to ensure we are confident communicators, have a good knowledge and understanding of the world and a strong sense of self. This can be seen through all of our learning in Year 4.
Please continue to read at home! We would like you to read as much as you possibly can. Every child has a reading book from school and can change their books whenever they need to. We are always interesting to hear your thoughts about the fiction and non-fiction texts that you have read.
Oxford Owl (https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk) has lots of resources for the children to use, including a range of free ebooks.
Our topic for this term is ‘Italy’.
In Geography, we are looking at Italy’s location on a map and a globe. We are thinking about the similarities and differences between the UK and Italy.
Miss Smith’s class are looking at ‘George and the Dragon’ in English. The class will be using a range of new skills in English, as well as continuing to use skills they have already learnt. In their writing, the class will be including rhetorical questions, repetition, noun phrases and similes.
Miss Colbourne’s class are looking at ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker in English. We have already learnt a lot of new skills that we can use in our writing and ‘Journey’ will help us to re-cap these writing skills and learn more. We will be looking at how to include dialogue in our writing with the use of inverted commas. We will continue to learn how to use fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and similes in our work. We are going to continue to develop our use of cursive handwriting and consider how to ensure our writing is detailed and enjoyable for the reader.
Miss Smith’s class are looking at multiplication and division during this half term. The children will be re-capping on their 3 times tables, as well as looking at their 6 times tables, 9 times tables and the 7 times table. Remember to keep practicing times tables at home!
Miss Colbourne’s class are looking at the four number operations this half term. We will be looking at how to complete each of the number operations mentally and using written methods. We will be using numbers up to four digits. We will also be focusing on our mental arithmetic and times tables. Remember, you can access Times Tables Rockstars at home to help you with your times tables facts.
Please remember how important exercise is for us. It helps our bodies and our minds. We should be aiming to do around 30 minutes of exercise each day.
In Year 4, PE is on a Monday and a Wednesday.