Welcome to Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

Our teaching team includes Miss Forsythe, Miss Brown, Mrs Van Spelde (Class Teachers) and Ms Aitken, Mrs Hollingworth, Mrs Thomas, Mrs Jones, Mrs Sherrington (Teaching Assistant).

Our Autumn Term theme is Belonging – ‘Belonging’, inspired by a range of exciting books, which make up our class bookshelves. We will be using ‘A Bear Called Paddington’, ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ and ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe’ to inspire much of our English writing, as well as helping us to understand the Articles of the UNICEF Rights of the Child. We will be looking at ‘Pop-up London’ to discuss the changes in Great Britain over time, specifically looking at the Tudor period, which is our history topic for this term. The poetry book ‘Be the Change’ will help us understand the changes to our environment and how we can help preserve it. The book ‘Malala’s Magic Pencil’ will explore what it means to be British and belong, while comparing Britain to other countries. In RE we will continue to develop our knowledge on the teachings and beliefs of a range of different religions and look at how this is represented in society across Great Britain.

Important information for Year 4:

  • We are timetabled to have PE twice a week, please have both your indoor and outdoor PE kit in school every day, as days may change.
  • This year we will visit the school library one afternoon during the week, so please remember to have your library book in your school bag so that it can be changed.
  • Home Learning is set on a Wednesday, due for the following Monday.
  • Spellings are set at the start of the term and will be tested in groups of 5 each Wednesday, so please also ensure that your Spelling book is in your bag for this.

There will be lots going on in Year 4 this term, so please follow us on Twitter @GorseyY4 to keep up to date with our learning!

Gorsey Year 4