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
Y4 Curriculum NewslettersY4 Newsletter Autumn 1 2020 Y4 Newsletter Autumn 2 2020 Y4 Newsletter Spring 1 2021 Y4 Newsletter Spring 2 2021
Y4 Newsletter Summer 1 2021 Y4 Newsletter Summer 2 2021
Y4 Medium Term PlansY4 MTP Autumn 1 2020 Y4 MTP Autumn 2 2020Y4 MTP Spring 1 2021 Y4 MTP Spring 2 2021
Y4 MTP Summer 1 2021 Y4 MTP Summer 2 2021
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 Summer 2 2021
Resources to support optional homework tasks
Writing for Pleasure
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!Swirling Sunrise Turn Over a New Leaf Arctic Journey The Clocktower The Green Vision Without Gravity View from the Cockpit Around the World The Stadium
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
Try the Multiplication Tables Check activity that generates the 25 times tables questions randomly and the children have 6 seconds to type their answers in.
A cartouche is a nameplate that was used by the ancient Egyptians (usually pharaohs or very rich people). A cartouche had the person’s name written in hieroglyphics and was usually placed on a sarcophagus. The ancient Egyptians believed that it was important to have your name written down and recorded otherwise you might disappear in death and not ﬁnd the underworld.
Investigate hieroglyphics and write your name in the style of the cartouche.
Check these slides to learn more about what a cartouche is. Information Slides
Follow the instructions to work with clay and create your cartouche. Insturctions Don’t worry if you don’t have any clay to work with, you could draw or paint too!
Use this template to help you create your artwork. Art Template
Try touch typing! Touch typing is a method of typing without the need to look at the keyboard. This way, the fingers get so used to typing that they instinctively go to the appropriate keys without the typist needing to see or even feel around the keyboard.
Knowing where to find the keys can really boost your typing speed and efficiency. Computer, tablet and phone keyboards have a similar layout so you can get familiar with the place of the keys on any device.
Dance mat typing is a great game to help you learn how to touch type on a computer keyboard. Dance mat typing.
These prompts will help you remember the use of the different keys. Computer keyboard prompts.
Use your new typing skills to create a project in word, keynote, power point or any other program you like. The topic of the project is your choice! Happy typing!
The ancient Egyptians had a very healthy diet. They ate plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables, like leeks, beans, onions, grapes, dates, ﬁgs and pomegranates. There was plenty of ﬁsh too from the River Nile. Richer people could afford meat such as beef, pork and goat.Yet the main part of every diet, no matter how rich or poor you were, was bread. Use your cooking skills to bake some Egyptian bread!
Read the information slides to learn more about the ancient Egyptians’ diet. Information Slides
Follow the instructions to bake your bread! Instructions
Done with baking? Tasted your bread? Give this evaluation a go to record how well you have done. Evaluation
Find out more about the ancient Egyptians and what gods and goddesses they worshipped! The ancient Egyptians worshipped over 2000 different gods and goddesses. Each god or goddess played a particular role in their lives. Most ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses had human bodies and the heads of animals or birds. Present your research in a way you choose.
Read more about the various gods and goddesses. Information Slides
Find a list of gods and goddesses here and choose which one you want to research. List of Gods and Godesses
Fill in this template with the information you find. Research Template
Have you ever seen an Egyptian dance before? What was it like? The dance styles that take inspiration from ancient Egyptians is called pharaonic dance. Explore the various picture cards and try to come up with your own choreography!
Check out this groovy video to give you some fun ideas. Groove Like an Egyptian
As part of our RE learning, we learn about another faith. The faith that we learn about in Year 4 is Sikhism. To start this learning journey, take a look at the following websites to some reading. What is Sikhism? Information on Sikhism Sikhism
Do some research about Sikhism and present your findings any way you prefer. You could choose to make a poster, PowerPoint presentation or Word document, the choice is yours!