Year 4

At Tees Valley Education, we view our broad and balanced curriculum as the totality of every planned experience and interaction that our children will encounter.  It saturates and informs every aspect of our practice, provision and culture. We build the supporting frameworks around the children, which will allow them to develop the characteristics that ensure they are ready to learn, allowing them to become independent, confident and successful learners, preparing them well for the next step in their education journey.

Y4 Teacher: Miss Hogarth

Hello and welcome to Year 4’s page of our school website! Miss Hogarth is our class teacher and Miss Hannon is our learning assistant.

In Year 4, we have lots of intriguing topics lined up to capture our imagination and expand our knowledge. Our curriculum journey begins with a captivating exploration of Europe. Specifically, we will be comparing life in Greece to life in England. This topic will enable us to appreciate and understand the cultural diversity within our continent.

Once we have familiarised ourselves with Greece, we will delve deeper into history and focus on the ancient Greek world. We will gain a fascinating insight into the lives of Greeks from different city states. We will learn about the gods they worshipped, the stories they shared, and the remarkable heroes and monsters that inhabited their mythology.

As part of our art curriculum, we believe it is important to expose our students to a wide range of artists and artistic styles. In the coming weeks, our students will have the chance to create their own sculptures inspired by Gormley’s distinctive style. They will be encouraged to think about the shape, form, and materials they use to represent the human body.

This term, our focus in Maths will be on developing a confident understanding of formal operations, as well as exploring the fascinating world of fractions and measurement. Through hands-on activities and engaging lessons, our aim is to master these key mathematical concepts while also honing our problem-solving skills.

In English, we will explore traditional tales from different cultures. We will unleash our creativity by writing our own original stories, drawing inspiration from the tales we read. We believe that reading and writing are reciprocal processes that greatly influence one another, therefore we are eager to develop a lifelong love of reading. We have planned weekly library sessions, during which everybody will have access to a wide range of books to support our reading interests. We also strongly recommend regular home reading as it has proven to be one of the most effective ways to improve reading fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary skills. Please support us by ensuring your child spends dedicated time each day reading at home and discussing their books with you, this should be recorded in their reading records, which are checked daily.

We regularly feature the learning activities from each class on our weekly blog, so please have a look at this and the academy gallery, together with posts on our social media. Links to all of these pages can be found under the Celebrating Dormanstown tab.

In maths,  Year 4 have been working hard on place value. We have been able to find 1000 more or less than a given number.

We used the base 10 equipment to support us with our maths learning. It was great to see everybody working together and collaborating to find the answers to some tricky questions.

Year 4 have made a great start to the new Spring term and we are looking forward to learning some exciting things!

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