Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

 

Hello and welcome to Year 4 at Parkfield Community School. Our teaching team consists of Mrs Gordon (Year Group Leader and Assistant Head), Miss Brook, Mrs Bassi, Miss Ahmed, Mrs Iqbal, Ms Ali and Mrs Cornwall.

 In Year 4 this year, we have some exciting topics of study: from learning about Ancient Civilisations, to learning about Electricity as well as learning about Rivers and Antarctica. We have so much to look forward to this year!

This year, Year 4 will be completing their multiplication check. You can help at home by letting your child go on to Mathletics and by practising their multiplication facts with them. Try quizzing your child on the walk to school or compete against them using Hit the Button. Remember to make whatever you do with your child fun!

In maths we will be using images and models to help children understand complex numerical relationships. The Maths No Problem scheme is used, and homework tasks set on Mathletics. We expect your child to go onto Mathletics at least 3 times a week and for about 30 minutes each time.

 

Your child is also taught a daily fluency lesson to help them think faster and more clearly, giving them the energy, attention and focus to tackle complex problem-solving and reasoning questions.

 

In English your child’s writing and reading is enhanced by using high-quality texts. This term your child will be listening to Charlotte’s Web by E. B White as their class read. Charlotte's Web is considered a classic of children's literature, enjoyed by adults as well as children. Perhaps you might like to read this book too!

Through a process of speaking and listening, your child will develop key skills which will enable them to write and read in more depth. You can help at home by helping your child practise their weekly spellings, reading their home readers with them and letting them go onto Accelerated Reader. 

 

We aim to provide children with enrichment experiences and activities that will prepare them for life outside of Parkfield, as they continue their academic progress. We very much believe that parents and teachers need to work together in partnership to secure the best learning outcomes for their child and would therefore very much appreciate your support in ensuring that your child comes to school every day, ready to learn and that all homework is completed as given.

 

We are really looking forward to this year and working with you and your child. Please do make an appointment at the office to speak to your child’s teacher if you have any concerns or would just like an update on your child’s progress.

Please continue to visit our Year 4 page for regular updates.

 

Year 4 have been learning to play the guitar this year. We performed some of the songs we have been practising. Some of the songs we performed were, La Farrucca, Jazzy Promenade, Sambatini and My Granny is a Super, Super Gran.

As part of our topic, Passport to Europe, we took part in a dance workshop, where each class learnt a traditional dance from a different European country. 4W danced an Irish jig, 4M danced the Spanish Flamenco, 4KM learnt a tradition Greek dance and 4J learnt a German ‘tanz’, which is the German word for dance. We had so much fun sharing our dances with the other classes!

To begin our topic of Passport to Europe, each class learnt all about a different European country. We had lots of fun learning about different languages, cultures, food and music from that country. We had a go at making traditional Irish soda bread, we found it difficult to knead the mixture into a dough but we really enjoyed eating the result.