The Year 4 team have an exciting and enjoyable learning adventure planned and look forward to many varied activities we have planned this year.
Moorhen Class: Mr Hall
Merlin Class: Mr Merchant
Magpie Class: Miss Beath
Mallard Class: Miss O'Brien
Mandarin Class: Mr Beckett
Year group TAs: Aqeela, Shaiwana, Josh, Neelam and Sajida
Keep in touch and keep learning!
English and Reading
In English, we cover a broad range of genres and text types during the year and base our literacy lessons around rich and challenging texts written by well-known authors. This enables us to give the children lots of time for discussion engaging with texts in a variety of ways.
Mission Grove uses the Accelerated Reading program for reading. Children are expected to read each day in class and should be taking books home to read for a minimum of 15 minutes each day. When they have finished reading a book, they can take a quiz and challenge themselves to improve their reading by collecting points for the books they read. We also have a fantastic Library bus, where the children get to enjoy reading books of their choice on each week.
Maths is taught 4 times per week and is linked to other subjects as much as possible. We follow the CPA Model (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) , which helps children learn about a topic in a range of ways in order to embed their learning. We also test children on their times tables regularly and as this Year 4 cohort is the first to take the National Times Tables Check, we strongly encourage all children to be practicing their times tables at home. We have a school account for TT Rockstars, and all children have a login so should be able to access it from home on a tablet or laptop.
Fitness and health are also very important to us, and there will be two P.E. sessions per week, Our school P.E kits is black shorts or tracksuit pants and a red t-shirt with the school logo on it. Order forms are available on request from the school office, and for a small additional fee, you can have your child’s name printed on the back.
At Mission Grove, we see the value and positive impact cross-curricular teaching has on children's learning and enjoyment of learning. As such, foundations subjects such as Geography, History, Music, Art, languages and Computing are taught every week and are blended together as much as possible.
If you would like to support your child with further learning, we encourage all children to complete projects which are linked to their topic learning in school. It is an excellent way for children to extend and deepen their understanding of what they are learning in school. We hope to see many creative and ambitious project brought into school this year.
The topics we will be covering this year include: Machines, Ancient Egypt, Anglo-Saxons, Brazil, Expressionism, and Comparing two UK localities. Keep an eye out for topic maps, which show how our topic is connected to the rest of the curriculum, they will be posted each half-term.