Year 4

Welcome to Griffins and Centaurs class page. Here you will find lots of fun, exciting and creative learning, children who enjoy challenging themselves and stretching their learning muscles to achieve their own learning targets. 
The Year 4 teachers are Miss Isherwood and Miss Corradini.
Autumn 1 
Welcome to a brand new school year in Year 4!
The children and adults are all excited to begin our wonderful learning. 
Below you will find details of our learning for this half term. If you have any further questions about this please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 4 team. 
In maths we will be focussing on:
  • Understanding the place value of 3 and 4 digit numbers
  • Comparing the value of numbers
  • Ordering numbers
  • Adding 2,3 and 4 digit numbers
  • Subtracting 2,3 and 4 digit numbers
  • Multiplying 2 digit and 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers 
  • Solving problems and reasoning questions
In Literacy we will be focusing on the key text 'Voices in the Park'. We will be looking at a model text and using this to develop our own writing. We will be focusing on the structure, grammar and subject specific language for this text.
We will be focusing on developing a cursive handwriting style and the overall presentation of writing. Handwriting will also be taught through weekly handwriting sessions. 
In Science we will be learning about Electricity. We will be looking how to keep safe around electricity, different sources of renewable and non-renewable electricity and making our own safe electrical circuits. The children will carry out many experiments, including finding the best conductors and insulators within an electrical circuit. 
In Topic we will be looking at our country including the children's school community of Gipton. We will locating and naming countries, cities, rivers and Seas in the UK and looking at how Gipton has changed over the years. The children will also be taking a trip to Roundhay Park in order to see an example of our community and draw pictures of this, in link with our Art learning.
In PE we will be playing Basketball. We will look at the the rules of the game, different ways to pass and intercept during a game and building team skills.  
Reading and Attendance
Please remember school opens at 8.40am. This is a chance for your child to read with an adult in class. Please feel free to join your child and listen to them read until 8.55am.
It is important that you continue bringing your child to school every day so they do not miss any of our important learning!
Lineham Farm Residential
The children had a wonderful time at Lineham Farm.
Here are some photos which show some of the wonderful things we got up to!
Armly Mills Victorian School Trip
The children had a wonderful time on our school trip to Armely Mills. They were able to experience what it was like to attend a Victorian School and work in a Mill during the Victorian era.