Year 4

Welcome to Year 4 
"Grow your learning"
Year 4 is an amazing year full of exciting learning and activities. As this is the last year in First school the children take on extra roles and responsibilities around school such as PE leaders, Reading mentors and Blossom Buddies. There are lots of opportunities for Year 4 to take part in Sports Festivals and OrienteeringThe children continue to develop their skills from Year 3 with the swimming curriculum which is delivered by instructors at Waves pool. We encourage independence in preparation for middle school but continue to provide a nurturing environment. Year 4 also have the opportunity to attend a residential at Robinwood this has been extremely successful as it is 3 days packed with exciting activities. An enhancement week is also held in school for children who do not attend. 
Our curriculum is divided up into half termly topics: 
World War 2, Our European Neighbours, Ancient Egypt, Rainforests, The Romans and Habitats. (Details in Long term and Medium Term plan) 
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Home School Reading Books
Children will be given two reading books each week. It is expected that they will read at home at least four times a week and that an adult makes a  comment on their child's Boom reader account. Reading folders are to be brought into school each day to allow teaching staff to hear children read and to change books. 
Water Bottles
Children need to bring a fresh water bottle into school each day. 
Class 9 have P.E
  • Tuesday (outdoor)
  • Wednesday (indoor)
Class 10 have P.E
  • Tuesday (outdoor)
  • Friday (indoor)
Children will come into school wearing their full P.E kit on the days they have P.E. (Grey, navy or black jogging bottoms/black shorts, green Appletree t-shirt, hoodie and trainers.)
In addition,  Year 4 children will also have weekly swimming lessons in the Autumn and Spring Terms
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Our Curriculum
Quality of Education
At the heart of our curriculum is a drive to foster a love of reading, enriching children's learning through carefully designed vocabulary, rich teaching activities that utilise imaginative stories and thought provoking text.
Regular assessments inform the teaching of phonics, comprehension and fluency to ensure all children make good progress.
Our curriculum is both creative and ambitious. It has been carefully designed to give our children the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.
Long Term Plans
Half Termly Plans