Welcome to Year 4
“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” Anthony J. D’Angelo
Y4 Class Teacher, Art & Design Coordinator
High Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA), Designated Safeguarding Lead, First Aider
Year 4 Prayer Table
Long Term Curriculum Overview
To find out more about our Year 4 curriculum, please look at the jigsaw below.Year 4 Long Term Curriculum Overview
Academic Year 2020/2021
Welcome back to school everyone! I hope you’ve had a wonderful summer holiday and you’re looking forward to an fantastic year in Year 4! I am really excited to get started and I will do all I can to help you settle back into the class. We will make sure all of us are feeling confident, happy and ready to take an active part in our learning. We have great things planned, make sure you keep a lookout for our class page as it will soon fill up with all the fun learning activities we have.
School Trips, Visits and Workshops
Victorian Themed Day: Tuesday 3rd November 2020
Automatons – Design and Technology Workshop: Monday 16th November 2020
Y3/4 Statutory Spelling List
Please encourage your children to practise these compulsory spellings, these are essential and should be practised alongside weekly spellings.Y3 & Y4 Statutory Spellings
At St Joseph’s, we are so grateful for the invaluable support that our parents and carers provide for our pupils. We know how well our families have been able to adapt to home learning so now that we can welcome all of our pupils back to school, we wanted to provide opportunities for our pupils to continue their learning at home, if they choose to. The homework given will prepare and support your child’s learning across the curriculum each half term. The homework tasks below are optional. If you would also like to read our homework policy, please follow the link below.Homework Policy 2020-22
Please follow the links below to access our online learning platforms that are used for homework.
To help you with your learning this half term, here are some optional homework tasks and resources/activities for you to complete. I can’t wait to see your work that you complete at home!Y4 Homework Grid Spring 2 2021
Resources to support optional homework tasks
To suggest some ideas for our aspiring authors for their next best chapter books, I included some links to fun picture prompts, story starter ideas and sentence challenges. Take on the challenge and see where a piece of paper, a pencil and your imagination takes you!
We know the importance of learning our times tables in Year 4. We all know that we are expected to know all of our times tables by the end of the year. Please use these links to help you learn your times tables online. Come up with some active ways to practise your times tables. Design a Burn2Learn activity to practise or learn some moves from the Super Movers. Super Movers Top Marks games Times tables online games Online and downloadable Oxford Owl activities
Here are some games you could download, print and play as a family too.3x tables 4x tables 5x tables 6x tables 7x tables 8x tables 9x tables 10x tables 11x tables 12x tables Mixture of times tables
We also check our times tables at school regularly to see which ones we need to learn. Please use the same website we use in school which I have added below. Try to set a new high score!
Romans loved to use mosaics for decoration, particularly on floors. Mosaics are made from tiny, coloured stones called tesserae which are arranged to make different pictures and patterns. Designing your own mosaic picture or pattern.
What different ways do you think you could do this? Will you be using tiles or stones, cutting out squares of paper, using finger painting to create dots?
Read the following slides to give you some ideas about how you could create your mosaics. There are lots of different patterns you can see and different methods you could try. Mosaics Information Slides
Have a look at even more patterns and designs and then you could use the templates to create your own piece of artwork. Templates
Create a database of the different Roman gods and goddesses. A database clearly organises information into fields so that information can be easily found. Do your research to find some key information and then record your findings.
Will you record the data on paper? Will you type in a Word, PowerPoint or Excel document? It’s up to you which format you choose!
Read the interesting information about Roman gods and goddesses and see an example about how information can be presented as a database. Roman Gods and Goddesses
Find even more information and then use the fact file template if you want to record your data on paper before typing it up into a document. Information and Template
The Romans used big shields in battle called ‘scutum’. These were good for protecting the soldiers and they would often use their shields in formation so that no arrows would be able to get through.
Design and make your own Roman shield. What shape will your shield have? What materials will you use? How can you add texture to the shield or make a shiny centre part?
Have a look at more pictures and think about how you want to design your shield. Roman Shield Designs
Record your design ideas and then create your masterpiece! Shield Design
The Romans loved to keep clean and bathing was a sociable experience that the Roman people enjoyed sharing together. Plan, design and produce a Roman Bathhouse Guide. You could write an information leaflet, create a poster or produce a floor plan.
Read the information slides to find out more about Roman baths. Bathhouse Information Slides
Use the template and the pictures to help you with the information leaflet for your bathhouse. Bathhouse Activity
In ancient Rome, the Campus was an area of land that was used for army training, although other men did use it to train too. It was at the Campus that men would do take part in events like running, jumping, wrestling, throwing, riding and archery.
Practise the events that Roman soldiers had to do to train and then create your own set of training exercises.
Read a bit more information about how and where Roman soldiers trained. What exercises do you think could keep them fit? Information Slides
Try the exercises out and then create your own! Exercises
Carry out a sound survey! Take a walk around indoors or outside to identify and describe the sounds you can hear! What is making each sound? Listen carefully. Can you hear high and low sounds? Can you hear loud and quiet sounds?
Watch the video to learn more about what sound is.
Go on a sound survey and complete the table with your findings. Sound Survey