Welcome to Year 4 - Cherry Tree Lane
Welcome to Year 4 - Cherry Tree Lane. Here you will find all of the relevant information about your child's experience in Year 4.
Welcome to year 4 - a time for you to really establish yourself in Key Stage 2! This year will be filled with exciting challenges and chances to push yourself and learn new things. Miss McDaid and Mrs Cooper are our classroom teaching assistants this year. Together with the children we promote a hard-working, enthusiastic classroom environment that welcomes all children to learn fun and exciting new topics.

From swimming lessons to the times tables test, school trips, visitors in, play leaders and school council there's a place for everyone to shine this year.

As well as participating in the academic side of school, you'll also have the opportunity to have a role in the classroom where you will feel like you're really contributing to the class. We look forward to working hard with you in Year 4!

We'll also be looking at the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Volcanoes and use these as a stimulus to write story settings, newspaper reports and non-chronological reports.

In Maths, we will study a range of new skills from division and multiplication to geometry and perimeter with a focus on developing mastery of written methods. We will be working exceptionally hard on our arithmetic and especially on our quick recall of times tables.

Guided reading takes place in our classroom every day where we explore Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, Butterfly lion, The Firework Makers Daughter, Beowolf and the Animals of Farthing Wood. We will also be enjoying a mixture of classic and new authors in storytime with How to train your dragon, A boy and his Dog and The Boy at the Back of the Class.

We are a unique bunch and we have fun learning every day!
Y4 Cherry Tree Lane Information

Weekly spellings are handed out on a Monday and then are tested on the following Monday - remember to practise your spellings each day!

Our class library day sessions are on a Monday afternoon - remember to bring your library books back so you can have them swapped!

Our P.E lesson with Mr Sidebottom will be on a Wednesday afternoon. Remember to bring your PE kit this term.

Remember to read every day at home and bring your reading record in every day. Each day you read will reward you with a stamp in your reading record. Prize draws are announced throughout the year to encourage children to reach certain destinations by a set date.

Keep rocking on times table rockstars to be the ultimate Rock star legend. Times table rockstars can be accessed through the times table rockstars app on your iphone or tablet.

Our history driving Topic this term is the Vikings. We are looking forward to a visit to Murton Park to develop and sharpen our understanding of Britannia during the Viking era.

This term in Science we will be exploring states of matter. This term we will explore the science behind solids, liquids and gases and the relationship between them.

In PSHE, we are focusing on healthy lifestyle, where we will learn about making healthy choices linked to our diets and activity.

In art, we will be developing printing techniques, looking at how artists create a layered print using the Viking motif dragon design.

In Literacy, all lessons are book-based. We follow the Literacy Tree scheme at Joseph Locke. The children are going to love the fantastic stories that we have chosen this year. They will be given the opportunity to write for a wide range of audiences and purposes throughout the school year.

In Maths, the children will be learning about area, perimeter and geometry.


Spellings: Spellings will be given on a Monday which will be tested on the following Monday.

Reading: We ask that children spend at least 10 minutes per day reading a text that they have a great interest in. This reading will count towards their reading miles in their reading records.

Children are also asked to spend time practising their times tables using the online app Times table Rockstars (TTRS)

You will be given a topic homework grid based on whatever the current class topic is to choose a different homework from each week.

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