Year 4

A warm welcome to our Year 4 home page. On this home page you will find information about what the children are learning, latest news, achievements, homework and useful links.

Our teachers are:

4N - Miss Nicholls

4D - Miss Dattani

4P - Miss Pendleton

Year 4 News

Please can all children ensure they have their coats and a change of footwear for their outside education lessons. As well as this, can children please remember to have their PE kits in school at all times.

Well done, Year 4 for settling into your new classes so well! Keep up the hard work.

We are Learning

In Literacy, the children are writing their own Roman myth inspired by our year group novel ‘The Thieves of Ostia’. In Numeracy, we have been using our knowledge of place value to help us add and subtract multiples of 10. In science, we have been exploring food chains and learning all about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. In IPC, we completed our creative afternoon, creating Roman coins.

Homework

Subject Task
Reading Read for at least half an hour a night and ask your parent(s) to fill in your diary. You should also write a comment about the book.
Times Tables Practise your times tables.
Spellings You need to be practising the words from your spelling books as you will be tested on these every Thursday from now on.
Literacy Complete the sheet provided by your teacher
Numeracy Complete the worksheet provided by your teacher
Science / IPC Design your own animal that is either a herbivore (eats only plants), a carnivore (eats only meat) or an omnivore (eats plants and meat). Draw a picture of your animal, name it and write down the type of food that it will eat.
Unicef Article 31: You have the right to play and rest.

 

Year Group Events

Don’t forget to bring your PE Kits in on a Monday and a Thursday. Outdoor Education kits on a Tuesday!

Useful links

Year Group Information

Homework

At Dorrington, homework is considered to be a vital part of the children’s education, as it not only supports but enhances the learning taking place in school. We ask that all parents and carers support children in their homework and encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning.

Homework will be given out every Friday and includes one piece for literacy, numeracy, science/IPC and spellings. In addition, we ask that children read at least three times per week to an adult and have their reading records completed accordingly. As an ongoing commitment to drive progress in mathematics at Dorrington, children also have a multiplication project to complete each week. All homework will be collected on the following Thursday.

P.E.

Each week children participate in two physical education sessions (one indoor the other outdoor). These P.E. sessions play a vital role in educating children about the benefits of enjoying a healthy lifestyle as well as promoting the spiritual, moral social and cultural aspects associated with P.E.  It is therefore important that all children participate in these sessions.

Please ensure children have the appropriate P.E. kit for their PE days:

White T-shirt
Black Shorts/Tracksuit bottoms
Suitable footwear (Trainers for outdoor P.E.)

Outdoor Education

We ask that children come to these sessions in appropriate outdoor clothing, which can be left in school during term time. It is suggested that children have with them a warm, waterproof coat and sensible footwear appropriate for outdoor use i.e. boots or wellingtons.

If you have any questions or queries regarding your child, please do not hesitate to contact the school office to arrange to speak to a year group teacher or make an appointment if necessary.

E-Safety

At Dorrington, we believe that the Internet plays an important role in developing children’s learning. As part of our commitment to E-Safety we recommend that children use  ‘Safe Search’ (Click the link below) when browsing the Internet at home. Safe search is designed to make it safer for children to access webpages. However, it is still recommended that children are always supervised when using the Internet.