Year 4

Year 4

Year 4 Book Character

Assalamu’alaikum and Welcome to all new children and parents for this academic year!

Welcome to Year 4 – Neptune!

Asalaamu Alaykum! Welcome to Year 4’s class page.

We hope you all had an enjoyable summer holiday and fantastic Eid! We are all very much looking forward to the year ahead and working with you and your children.

What we are learning this Year/Term

Year 4 is an important year, it is a time to consolidate learning so far, learn new skills and become confident learners.

Omnibus Theatre

We will once again be working alongside the Omnibus Theatre. They will be coming in weekly and helping us to improve our drama and role-playing skills. They will then help us to create our own assembly which will be performed in Autumn 2.

DT

In D&T we will using textiles to make money containers. Children will evaluate a range of purses and wallets they designing their own.

Year 4 Trips

We will be organising a trip to The Science Museum to enhance our understanding of life in Ancient Greece.

Homework

We give English or topic related homework every week as well as Maths homework.

Please continue to practice times tables. By the end of Year 4 children are expected to know their times tables to 12.

Reading is expected to happen every day and spellings are given weekly. The spelling list for the year is included below.

English

The Literacy curriculum will continue with the development of spoken language, reading and writing skills. Children will develop their reading comprehension skills as well as learn spellings, punctuation and grammar. They will learn new skills and contexts for writing based on core texts. This term we will be looking at “Iron Man” by Ted Hughes. Children will be encouraged to apply their writing skills to other areas of the curriculum.

Maths

We will be continuing our programme of study in Maths based on ‘Singapore Maths’ – a highly successful worldwide programme. Children will develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in number work including place value over this half term. They will also further develop their knowledge and skills in mental math, investigations and word problems based on Singapore Math.

This term the focus is learning numbers up to 10,000. We will then be adding and subtracting using 4 digit numbers.

Science

Our Science topic this term will be ‘Electricity’. We will be making circuits. In addition, Year 4 pupils will be expected to develop their scientific enquiry skills by conducting several scientific investigations.

PSHE

In PSHE we will be discussing ‘new beginnings’ – what it means to begin a new school year!

PE

In PE, the children will be taught by professional sport coaches once a week. In addition they will practice ball skills, teamwork and games with their Class Teacher.

Islamic Studies and Arabic

Children will continue to revise surahs from the Holy Qur’an as well as duas. They will continue learning Arabic from our specialist Arabic/Islamic Studies teacher.

Topic

Topic this terms evolves around ancient Greece. We will be investigating how much ancient Greek civilization influences today and the lasting impacting their era has had.

Art and DT

We will be using our sewing skills to make money containers Working with textiles will allow children to design and make their own containers.

RE

Year 4 pupils will be looking at a sense of belonging. We will then find out about ‘Christianity’.

Music

The Music curriculum will be delivered by a specialist music teacher who will continue to develop children’s’ understanding of musical notation, patterns and composition.

Omnibus Theatre logo
Omnibus Theatre from the outside.
Science Museum logo
Greek Pottery
The Iron Man book cover

Year 4 Staff

I am Ust. Hashmi, I have worked at Iqra for 4 years and this is my first year as the year 4 teacher. I hope that your child has a fantastic year. Please do let me know if you have any concerns or questions.

Ust. Haji has worked as a TA in year 4 for 3 years. He helps out every day with all aspects of the children’s learning and welfare.

Ust Forbes and Ust. Iffat worked as LSAs with this class last year. They help out every day with all aspects of the children’s learning and welfare.

Ust Iffat has worked in year 4 twice before.

Ust Forbes and Ust. Iffat worked as LSAs with this class last year. They help out every day with all aspects of the children’s learning and welfare.

This is Ust. Forbes first time in year 4.

Latest Year 4 News

Where’s my Mummy?

On 3.10.18 we went to the British Museum to help us with our understanding of our history topic: Ancient Egypt. We really enjoyed seeing all of the exhibits and artefacts and listening to some history experts tell us all about them. The Department of Ancient Egypt and...

Year 4 says Be Safe!

On Thursday 4th October, we put on an assembly in front of the whole school and our parents, all about staying safe and being smart whilst using the internet. The internet is amazing. Children can play, learn, create and connect - opening up a whole world of exciting...

Hello Hello Hello!

Year 4 really enjoyed their visit from the community police who told us all about their work and even let us dress up in a real police uniform! The first professional police force in the UK, funded by local taxation, was set up in Glasgow in 1800. At the time, the...

Announcements

We hope to make a visit to enhance our learning of Ancient Greek history, more details will follow. We may need parent helpers on the day so please do volunteer.

Please ensure that all items of clothing are labeled with your child’s name. PE lessons will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. Children must come to school with their PE kit on the days that they have PE. Please note school shoes and trainers should be all black.

Please ensure that your child brings a labeled water bottle to school. Research has shown that drinking water during the day helps children with their learning.

Homework is important because it helps to consolidate classroom teaching.

Please establish a homework routine and encourage your child to complete their homework as neatly as possible using pencil.

Homework will be given on a Friday and due in on the following Tuesday. Please sign the homework diary once homework has been completed.

(Minimum of 10 minutes per day) – Shared reading and reading aloud helps children develop their higher-order comprehension skills. Please encourage your child to fill in their reading record.

(10 minutes per day) – Please encourage your child to learn the spelling rules and the meanings of words as well as the spellings. Encourage children to use the READ, COVER, WRITE, CHECK method.

(10 minutes per day) – encourage your child to practice the tables forwards, backwards and in a random order as well as their related division facts.

Other work or ’Mini-projects’ will also be given related to science, topic, maths, writing or artwork.

The children have made a good start to the new school year and have quickly settled into their new routines. If you wish to discuss anything then please don’t hesitate to contact us. JazakAllah Khair for your support. We look forward to seeing you in school.

Barakallhufeekum