Welcome to Year 4
In year 4 we have an exciting and important year! From learning about the Vikings to discovering what’s along our very own coast, we explore many different aspects of the curriculum. In Year 4 we have the opportunity to learn how to create our very own movies using green screen, as well as creating our own tourism app for the North East. Whilst all of this is fun, we also inject our core curriculum subjects with some of these exciting activities. From residential visits to skipping competitions this year will have something for everyone.
Year 4 are split across four register classes and are taught in maths sets on a morning. Teachers set homework weekly which is given on a Friday and expected to be brought back in by Tuesday of the following week. Spellings are set on Monday and tested on Friday. We expect reading books in school every day and to be changed at least once a week. We would appreciate your support in signing your child’s reading diary on a regular basis.
In Year 4 we expect the children to work hard, but in return they will be rewarded with many experiences that can be taken with them throughout their school life.
Year 4 Staff
|Teaching Staff||Non-Teaching Staff|
4JS - Mrs Speck (Year Leader)
4AP - Mrs Prendergast
4AM - Miss McKenna
4GM - Miss Maxfield
Mrs Carson (HLTA)
What have we been up to?
In Science, we have been using ipads to further their understanding of the digestive system. First of all, we used an app called Virtuali-Tee which helped us to see all the digestive system organs in our body. Next, we created a mini-documentary which explained the process of the digestive system. Using green screen, we superimposed ourselves into different body organs and explained how each one works and functions. Finally, we edited the videos in imovie, producing a fun and interesting documentary about the amazing digestive system.
Robot Art - After reading The Iron Man, Year 4 children have been improving their drawing and painting skills to create some fantastic pieces of artwork. Every child designed their own robot character and drew character portraits in pencil using a range of shading techniques. They used powder paints to paint their robot characters on a larger scale then added finer detail using black felt pens. The designs were also used to make a metallic tile from tin foil.