Year 4 class
'Learn, Live, Laugh and Love Ashurst'
Learn to be inspiring and make a difference to this world, we know how amazing you are,
Live with understanding and compassion for others, knowing we are all different and special in a community where equality stands tall,
Laugh and listen to the enjoyment of learning and excitement of everyone celebrating their achievements,
Love Ashurst, our special school and the hub of supportive staff, parents and children who aim high to be the best they can be.
Miss E. Hunter
Mrs A. Johnson
Miss K. Shaw
About the class...
Class Teacher - Miss E. Hunter
Learning Assistants - Mrs A. Johnson
Year 4 is a safe, caring learning environment where where children’s individual talents and achievements are recognised and built upon. We aim for all lessons to be interactive, exciting and engaging. Throughout Year 4, children are always encouraged to strive for excellence both independently and as part of a team. With support from teachers and family at home, the children work hard on their goals. Mental health and well-being are high priority in Year 4. We work hard to support the children to be happy and free from worry and anxieties. We promote positive self-talk and resilience and guide children through any difficulties they face.
Each child enters Year 4 at a different stage. Therefore, we treat every child as an individual and plan to cater for their individual needs. We understand that every child learns in a different way and has different interests and it is our aim to adapt our teaching to suit the children. We encourage their independence throughout, allowing them to take ownership of their learning and achievements and to understand how to solve problems on their own.
What do we learn?
We have daily maths and English/SPAG lessons. Our mastery approach in maths develops mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving. We work hard to rapidly recall multiplication and division facts to 12 x 12. Our English work links to a whole class text. We produce some accomplished writing linked to our text. We have reading lessons to help us work on year group reading objectives, including finding evidence in reading to prove our points. We have daily opportunities to read across the curriculum. In addition, we read frequently at home and complete our reading records, which are commented on by staff. We learn to read then read to learn!
We have a broad curriculum with lots of exciting lessons on a range of topics including: The Ancient Greeks, Rivers, Electricity, Coding, Textiles, Roman Printing, and Lean On Me. We aim to grow scientists, historians, geographers, artists, linguists, musicians and much more! We make links with different subjects across the curriculum and aim to apply our maths and English skills in different contexts. Click on the Long Term Plan for more information.
Important things to remember: -
- Registration takes place at 8:55 a.m. and the school day ends at 3:15 p.m.
- You may wish to provide a healthy snack for your child to eat at playtime.
- Each child can have their own water bottle on their desk, please provide these with their name on.
- We have P.E. every Monday and Wednesday– please ensure that your child attends school on these days in their PE kit. Please see the school uniform website page for details of P.E. kit. https://ashurstps.sites.schooljotter2.com/parent-zone/school-uniform
- Homework is set on SEESAW on Fridays and should be completed by the following Thursday – please ensure that you complete online tasks on time.
- Spellings and multiplication tables are included in homework every Friday and tested the following Friday - please ensure that your child learns these at home. We recommend little and often and a multi-sensory approach can help children to learn.
- Topic webs will be uploaded onto this class page in the first week of each half term. Topic webs will inform you of the learning taking place and will provide a list of project homework activities to complete at home. We are looking forward to you emailing in, or posting onto Seesaw, photos of your wonderful topic work for our class page on the website. PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY PROJECT WORK INTO SCHOOL.
- Reading books are changed on Mondays. - Please ensure your child brings their reading book on Monday, if they want to change it.
Year 4 Long Term Plan 2021-2022
Year 4 Topic Webs
Printing in Art
Year 4 pupils were inspired by Roman mosaic patterns to create there own patterns when printing. They practised the skill of creating relief blocks to create a pattern. Their designs looked incredibly effective.
Visit to Walker Art Gallery - Liverpool
Storytelling with the Greeks
As part of our Ancient Greeks topic, we took part in a Storytelling With The Greeks workshop where we learned about the legacy of Greek culture on art and literature. Year 4 had the opportunity to create their own myths inspired by Charles Le Brun’s epic painting 'Atalanta and Meleager'.
Exploring the gallery
While exploring the gallery, children developed their awareness of different kids of art and practise observational drawings.
Electricity in Science
We identified whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery. We loved applying our knowledge of constructing electrical circuits to create cards and games.
All About Europe - Geography
Year 4 have learned so much about the continent of Europe. They can name and locate European countries and capital cities on maps and atlases. After researching a European country in depth they presented about the human physical features of their chosen country. They thoroughly enjoyed a drama workshop delivered by Altru which embedded their knowledge and understanding.
2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26
Following an online session from WWF and Primary Science Teaching Trust, Year 4 learned all about the effect of climate change and opened a discussion about what we can do to help. For WWF online Forest of Promises Year 4 made promises to the planet and asking world leaders to make promises too.
Outdoor Classroom Day
Year 4 explored living things in our school grounds and how they have changed through autumn. We identified trees in our locality using The Woodland Trust Resources.
Year 4 are progressing in their understanding of reading notation and performing pieces in their Brass Lessons.
Book recommendations for Year 4
Follow the link below to view a wealth of recommended books for your child in Year 4.
You will never be short of book suggestions with this site. Children we hope you find something you love.
'The Reader Teacher' - Visit this site to view 100 'must reads' for YEAR 4 https://www.thereaderteacher.com/year4