Year 4

Summer 2  -  2018

Welcome back! 

We are delighted to welcome back the children to the Summer Term of Year Four.  This term we will be studying the impact of animals and humans on the environment.  We will be visiting some of London’s hidden roof gardens and considering how to make our own school more welcoming to nature.

Endangered Environments

During the Summer term, Year 4 will be learning about the environment both locally and globally.  Our Central Idea is:  Over time, living things need to adapt to survive.

English and Mathematics 

This term we will continue to take a cross-curricular approach to all of our learning.  All English and Maths learning will relate as much as possible to our Central Idea and the book, Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell.   In English we will be writing non-chronological reports about Victorian England, a prologue to the book, response letters and free verse poetry inspired by running over the rooftops of Paris and London.  Maths this term will see an increased focus on developing the children’s abilities to engage in creative reasoning using their maths skills, following more open problems and looking at problems from different angles.

Home Learning

Thank you for supporting your child in expanding their knowledge and understanding of the topic.  To keep the momentum high, please discuss your child’s learning with them each evening.  They love to share what they have learned!  Additionally, each week your child is given a spelling and times table activity which is due back on Friday. Children should be reading independently every night for a minimum of twenty minutes. It is very important that you record your child’s nightly reading in the Home Learning Journal.

P.E & Swimming

Year 4 will be working hard to complete their swimming education! The target is to be able to swim competently and confidently over 25 metres. 4RG and 4FM have now completed most of their swimming sessions, the remaining sessions are:

4FM: 13th June

4JR: 20th June, 27th June, 4th July, 11th July

It is very important to ensure children bring their swimming kits on those days. If children are unable to go swimming for any reason, parents need to ensure they notify the school office.

Please ensure children bring in PE kits on Mondays and keep them in school until Friday. This is very important as the days they are doing P.E. can sometimes change. Children should wear black shorts/tracksuit bottoms, white t-shirt and trainers/Plimsolls. 

Thank you for your continuing support!

Mrs Gambier, Mr Moore, Mr Reynolds, Miss Taylor

Year 4 Latest News

This term Year 4 have been studying the Tudors. As part of this topic we studied the very famous William Shakespeare and linked this learning across multiple subjects. As a result, we decided to explore The Shakespearean play The Tempest in English.

Posted: Wednesday 24th May 2017, 5:53pm

On Thursday, 23d February 2017, Year Four took a visit to the Unicorn Theatre, London Bridge. Firstly, we took a very exciting journey down to the River Thames and enjoyed taking in the sights including Tower Bridge, The Tower of London and City Hall.

Posted: Wednesday 8th March 2017, 5:42pm

Thirty children from Year 4 had a fantastic journey to the Wide Horizons centre in Wrotham. Whilst there they challenged themselves to climb higher, dig deeper and push a little further.

Posted: Thursday 23rd June 2016, 5:12pm
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