Year Four 2020-10-01T07:06:20+00:00

Year Four

In Year 4, we have three classes.  Miss A Tomley (4AT), Mr G Grainger (4GG) and Miss S Walker (4SW) are the class teachers.

Mrs Morris, Mrs Astbury and Mr Morris are our teaching assistants.

If you wish to contact the teachers, please use the following email addresses:

 

anna.tomley@hungerfordacademy.org

george.grainger@hungerfordacademy.org

samantha.walker@hungerfordacademy.org

 

Year 4 classrooms are located on the junior playground.  Children in classes 4AT and 4GG enter and exit via Entrance E (4ATs classroom door) and children in class 4SW enter and exit via Entrance D.

 

Everyday essentials

Children need reading books and reading records in school every day.  Every child has their own locker and tray in their class.  Reading books and reading record, homework, letters and any other stationery should be stored in classroom trays.  Children are not permitted to bring in their own pencil case this year. Children need to have a P.E kit and appropriate outdoor education clothes, which should be kept in lockers.

P.E Days

4AT – Tuesday

4SW – Tuesday

4GG – Thursday

 

Your class teacher will inform you via text when it is your child’s turn for outdoor education. They will need an outdoor kit that you don’t mind getting very muddy and Wellington boots.

 

What we do and when:

Every day, the children take part in fun activities to deepen understanding and develop new concepts taught.  We undertake daily SPaG, English, reading and maths lessons, underpinning key objectives from the curriculum using ICT to support.

We adopt a thematic approach to our learning and endeavour to link as many lessons as possible to our termly topic.  Our foundation subjects covered in the afternoons including: history, geography, RE, Art, Design Technology, French, Computing and PSHE. P.E days are stating above and parents will be informed in a timely manner when the children will be going swimming.

 

Homework

Children are expected to read daily and we encourage comments (yours and theirs) to be made in reading records.  Reading really is integral to learning so please do read at home. Any books can be read, not just age appropriate chapter books or levelled books but magazines, non-fiction books or even recipes! Please record any book read in reading records.  Ultimately, we are encouraging children to have a love of reading.

Spellings are set for the half term and these are sent home at the beginning of each half term.  We do not formally test spellings, however, each day we practise some of the spellings and practise spelling these together, in pairs or groups.

At the beginning of each term, as we start a new topic, a homework suggestions grid is sent home.  This provides suggested activities to run alongside the core subjects and topic being studied in school.  As children complete activities, they are encouraged to bring them in to school and ‘show and tell’ with their class.  Children are rewarded with dojos for effort and presentation.  There isn’t a deadline for the homework suggestions, and these are not compulsory.

 

Topics

Autumn – Around the World in Eighty Days– We will begin our journey looking at where we are in the world, locating the United Kingdom on a world map and being able to locate Crewe. We will then explore a range of countries within Europe, discover their famous landmarks or natural features, in addition to their foods, cultures and traditions.

SpringRainforests- We will discover different types of rainforests and where they are located in the world, then begin our exploration of what animals and creatures live within the different layers of the rainforests and investigate the environmental differences compared to our own.

SummerRoamin’ Romans– We will be investigating the spread of the Roman Empire and the Romanisation of Britain whilst learning the key figures and their impact upon the Roman times. In addition, we will look at the interesting foods and drinks and the way of life for the Romans.