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!
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!
Hulk’s Day Off Strange Town The King of Winter The Road Ahead Then and Now Tundra Town
What dangers do we associate with electricity? What hazards are there that we need to watch out for? Check out these posters and think of any other advice you could give others to help them stay safe. Electrical Hazards Now it is your turn! Create a poster to show how to stay safe when using electricity.
Consider how you use electricity on a daily basis. Can you keep a record of your essential and non-essential use of electricity? How could you reduce your unnecessary use of electricity over a week? Essential and Non-essential Use of Electricity
Explore Thomas Edison‘s work with electricity. How did his inventions change people’s lives? Read this to learn more about Edison. Thomas Edison Presentation Can you create a comic strip about Edison’s inventions and discoveries? Use this template to help you. Comic Strip Template
Go on an electric appliances hunt in your home. What appliances run on electricity? Electric Appliances Hunt
Under Queen Victoria’s reign, The British Empire included Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, India, Jamaica, Barbados and many more. Use the Internet or other sources to find out some key information about some of the countries that Queen Victoria ruled. Use this template to help you organise your research. British Empire Activity
Can you name all the continents? How many are there? Find and name all the continents in French. Use this poster to help you with the spellings. Continents Poster Choose a country, write down which continent it is on and make sure you do all this in French! Activity Sheet You could also try and fill a continents activity booklet. My Continents Booklet
Can you think of qualities that make a good friend? Come up with the key ingredients of a good friendship and a good friend. Recipe for a Good Friend
Can you think of different ways too show your friends how much you appreciate them? You could make a friendship bracelet as a gift. Here are some ideas for you to try. Friendship Bracelet