Welcome to 4CR! Year 4 is an exciting time for children as they develop into more mature, independent and responsible members of school. There are many exciting things to experience in Year 4, such as visits to Beamish and swimming lessons.
In maths, we follow ‘Maths – No Problem!’ which follows the National Curriculum and the Singapore maths approach – teaching maths for mastery and placing a great emphasis on developing problem-solving skills. We will be looking at numbers to 10,000, addition and subtraction within 10,000, multiplication and division, graphs, fractions and time. Children are also expected to know all times tables up to 12 by the end of the year.
Our first-class novel is How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. Our language-rich novels will inspire much of our quality writing as we learn to write for different audiences and purposes. In Year 4,
children will be expected to use writing skills such as fronted adverbials, inverted commas and relative clauses. Reading skills will be developed through whole class reading as well as our Accelerated Reader programme, which enables children to demonstrate their understanding of different texts. Spelling will be taught every morning and children will be tested on weekly spellings every Thursday.
Children will continue to be inspired and learn foundation subjects through immersive Cornerstones topics such as Blue Abyss, Road Trip USA and Misty Mountain Sierra, to name a few. Our first topic is Burps, Bottoms and Bile, where the children will look closely at the human digestive system. Children will learn how to work scientifically through topics such as living things and their habitats, sound and states of matter.
This year, PE will be taught on a Friday. Children should ensure that they bring the correct PE kit in each week.