Class page

 Welcome to Year 4 class page
 

Heathfield Intent: The children at Heathfield are provided with a an inter connected curriculum that promotes meaningful connections between concepts and knowledge (Heathfield Head), develops genuine and robust character traits to prepare children for life in the modern world (Heathfield Heart) and opportunities for children to use and apply their Head and Heart to answer learning questions (Heathfield Hands) resulting in knowledgeable, physically and mentally healthy children that achieve their potential and have a solid foundation to become life long learners.

 

Find all the relevant information for what will be happening in Year 4 on this class page.

 

Mrs Walters

 Homework

 As a part of homework, children will be provided with a range of tasks linked to Maths, English and the Big Question. Homework is given out each half term. Raffle tickets are awarded for each task based on creativity and challenge. Children complete tasks at their own pace and in any order. All tasks must be completed by the deadline. At the end of each half term, we will draw some raffle tickets from the class box where children will earn some prizes. 

 

Please see below for a copy of the Year 4 Spring 2 homework and the knowledge organisers to support you with learning at home.

Home Reading

At Heathfield, we encourage children to read and read more to improve their reading and comprehension skills. We have implemented a Reading Awards scheme at Heathfield where children earn Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum Awards, once they have read a certain number of books. To achieve these awards, children can take a book home, complete a book review, and then take a new book. 

 

PE

 In Year 4 children will get various opportunities to enhance their skills in balancing, defending, striking, catching through sports like gymnastics, Rugby, and Hockey. Children must wear their PE kits to school every Friday.

•White t-shirt •Black Shorts or jogging bottoms •Black trainers •Heathfield logo sweatshirt in purple

 

Ukulele

Children in Year 4 will be learning to play a ukulele. They will also be able to take their ukulele home once the permission slip has been returned back to school. Ukulele lessons will be delivered by a professional musician from the Bolton Music Service. Children will learn to play an instrument and develop their singing ability. They will also perform to children in school and parents at the end of each term.

 

Handwriting

At Heathfield, we encourage children to use their best handwriting at all times. To help children improve their handwriting we follow a scheme where children get to practice their handwriting in class at least three times a week. It is important that we encourage children to carry on practicing their handwriting at home too. 

 

Times tables 

Times tables are practiced daily in Year 4. Children will be taking part in the Multiplication Check in the summer term so it is important that they know all the times tables up to and including the 12 times tables. They play a key part in the maths lessons, specifically when problem solving and reasoning. 

Here is the link which children can use at home to practice and learn their times tables.

TT Rockstars

 Big Questions

In Year 4 they will be learning three Big Questions:

- Why does my local history make me proud? (Autumn Term)

-How have our lives been affected by Anglo Saxons? (Spring Term)

- How Greek are you? (Summer Term)

 

 

Each Big Question is planned in detail so children are able to use their prior learning to support the development of new knowledge, understanding and skills.

 

 For further information, please take a look at the curriculum summaries below.