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Year 4 Fir

Welcome to Fir Class 

Staff

Teacher: Ms Agmin

TA : Leanne and Susan

On this page you can find out about the curriculum in Year 4 and some useful information to help your child with their learning at home. 

Autumn Term 1

Our topic this term is Windrush The children will be learning about the history of the Windrush Generation. Information about other subjects can be found in the Long Term Curriculum Map below.

We will be reading the following book:

 

Autumn Term 2

Our topic this term is People of London. The children will be learning about the population and the history of migration to London. Information about other subjects can be found in the Long Term Curriculum Map below.

We will be reading the following book:

Spring Term 

Our topic this term is Ancient Civilizations- Ancient Egypt. The children will be learning about the major early civilisations and why they developed, with a focus on Ancient Egypt. We will also be learning about the water cycle and states of matter. Information about other subjects can be found in the Long Term Curriculum Map below.

We will be reading the following books:

Curriculum Enrichment in Year 4

Useful Websites

Here are some websites/apps that are useful for learning at home and extra homework.

Homework is also set on Atom Learning which your child has a log on for. Please speak to the class teacher for more information.

https://app.atomlearning.com/public/

Reading with Your Child
Encouraging a love of reading

As children get older, with lots of other activities competing for their time, how can you encourage them to make time for reading?

Here are some of our ideas:

  • Read yourself! It doesn’t matter what it is – pick up a newspaper or magazine, take a look at a cookery book, read a computer manual, enjoy some poetry or dive into a romance or detective novel. And get your children to join in – if you’re cooking, could they read the recipe? If you’re watching TV, can they read out the listings?
  • Give books as presents. And encourage your children and their friends to swap books with each other – it’ll give them a chance to read new stories, and get them all talking about what they’re reading.
  • Visit the local library together. It’s always fun choosing new books to read, and keep an eye out for special author events at the library or local bookshops – children love meeting their favourite authors. Jacqueline Wilson and Anthony Horowitz always have signing queues that are miles long!
  • Encourage children to carry a book at all times. That way, they’ll never be bored (this is something you can do, too!)
  • Have a family bookshelf. If you can, have bookshelves in your children’s bedrooms, too.
  • Keep reading together. Just because your children are older, it doesn’t mean you have to stop sharing stories – perhaps you could try the Harry Potter series or A Series of Unfortunate Events.
  • Don’t panic if your child reads the same book over and over again. Let’s be honest - we’ve all done it!

There is a list of recommended books below and your child will also be able to borrow books to bring home from the class library.