Google Classroom - via realsmart needs to be set up, to allow you to access your child's online learning and live videos with teachers. To do this please do the following:
1) Click on this link - https://smartlogin.realsmart.co.uk/smartlogin/launchpad
2) Choose school - St Katherine's School & Nursery - Kent and press continue
3) Username - your child's name in lower case e.g. ruthpowell
4) Password - stkaths123
5) Here you can access many different Apps - such as Bug Club. Also there is Google Classroom.
6) Click on Google Classroom and you should see your child's class name. In there is the work for the week and from next week you will be able to access live stories.
The classes in Year 4 are:
Mrs Loveland and Miss Broadmore
The Year 4 Teaching Assistants are Mrs Hickling and Mrs Schofield.
Nurture TA Mrs Coates
1:1 TAs Ms McIntyre and Mrs Halford
Year 4 Stars of the Week
Look out to see who is wearing the star badges each week.
Year 4 Active Champions
Fir Class - Aurelia and Lily
Spruce Class - Jack
Pine Class - Joe
Year 4 Spellers of the Week
Fir Class - Oscar and Cody
Spruce Class - Benji
Pine Class - Sienna and George
Term 6 The Great Escape!
Over the next few weeks Year 4 will be learning all about 'Crime and Punishment' in History. They will be finding out what life would have been like for Medieval prisoners and gaolers.
To go with their work in History the children are reading the book 'You wouldn't want to be in a Medieval Dungeon' by Fiona Macdonald. They will be developing lots of English writing skills as they learn more about prison life.
In Geography the children are learning about some of the countries in Europe. They are finding out about the environment, climate and culture of some of the countries taking part in the Euros. They will then use their knowledge of these countries to plan a closing ceremony.
Term 5 ‘Rainforest Rescue’
This term the children will be learning about the tropical rainforests of the world. In Geography they will learn about where they are, their climate and some of the issues which are having an impact on the rainforests of the world.
In English the children are reading The Great Kapok Tree. As they read they will be having debates and writing persuasive arguments about how we should use the rainforests.
Through PSHE lessons children will consider what they can do to protect the environment including the rainforests.
In Art lessons, Year 4 are looking at the work of Henri Rousseau and then creating their own natural artwork.
World Earth Week
Year 4 enjoyed beginning the term by creating outfits from recycled materials. Throughout the week there were lots of discussions about our world and how we can care for it.
Term 4 'Here They Come Again'
In English the children will be reading 'Arthur and the Golden Rope'. They will be exploring the illustrations and stories about Viking Gods.
In History the children will be learning about the Vikings and how and why
they invaded Britain.
In Science we are continuing to learn about matter and how solids, liquids and gasses can be changed through heating, cooling and chemical reactions.
The children will be creating their own pages for pop up books in DT. They will explore and create different types of 'pop up' pictures.
Look at us enjoying our learning on decimals in Maths.
Here are some of our ‘pop up’ mechanisms in DT
World Book Day
Term 3 'Insistent Invaders'
At home and in school there has been lots of exciting learning taking place.
Well done to all the children who have been working so hard.
Roman Army Formations
Children in Need
Term 2 - Location, Location, Location
We are reading this story in English, the children will be using the structure of the story to write their own imaginary world stories.
The Children will be doing a 'virtual field trip' to Rochester to look at land use and make comparisons with other places they know. Being unable to take the children to Rochester due to covid restrictions they will watch a video to complete their learning.
Well done to all the children in Year 4 for coming in to school so nicely. This is some of the well-being artwork which they created this week.
Term 1 - Robots!
The children in Year 4 will be finding out about robots and their many uses in today’s society. They will have a go at designing and making their own robots in DT and will learn how to sketch 3D robots in art,
In English the children are reading 'The Wild Robot' by Peter Brown. The story follows Roz the robot as she adapts to life on the island where her crate crashed. The children will be writing poems, recounts, persuasive arguments, descriptions and fact sheets using the story as their stimulus.
In Maths the children will begin the term with some work on place value in 4digit numbers and will be looking at patterns in numbers and ways to count large groups.
In art the children have been learning about Op Art. They have recreated a number of pictures and learnt about some artists.
Science - Year 4 are learning about forces and Magnets. The children have been enjoying investigations and have made rocket poppers and looked at magnetic fields.
Music- The children have had lots of fun exploring the sounds made by different instruments and have created their own pulse and rhythms.
Year 4 Timetable
|Swimming (Term 2)||PE Kits||Reading Books|
|Pine||No swimming this term||All week||Daily|
|Spruce||No swimming this term||All week||Daily|
|Fir||No swimming this term||All week||Daily|
Please send PE kits in on Monday and they will be returned on Friday to be washed over the weekend. We will be trying to do PE on the days when the weather isn’t it’s bes, but please provide your child with tracksuit bottoms as the weather gets colder.
Year 4 swam in Term 1, they won't swim again until later in the year. Please see emails sent with dates and ask the class teachers if you are unsure when your child is swimming.
Children will not be using the school library due to current restrictions, all children will have books to read from their class library and will be bringing home books to read. Children are welcome to read their own books at home to count towards our ‘Race to Read”.
In Year Four, we encourage children to read every day. Home school reading records are expected to come into school every day. Now that most of the children are reading longer books we ask that reading records are sent in showing the pages which have been read. Please make sure your child understands what they have read by asking them some questions. Please sign and comment in their home school reading records whenever your child has read as they can then move up a place on our new Race to Read challenge chart. This is an opportunity for the children to receive certificates and other rewards for the amount of times they have read at home. There are also lots of books to read on Bug Club.
Every Friday afternoon the whole school will be participating in ERIC (Everyone Reads In Class) time for ten minutes. All adults and children will be reading at this time to encourage and inspire everyone to enjoy reading.
Each week the children will have 10 spellings to learn, these will be set on Spelling Shed, if for some reason you can not access this please let the class teacher know. The spellings will all be based on a pattern or rule.
Times tables that we have been learning will be avaliable to practise on TT Rockstars. If you would like more activities to do at home look at the top of this page for 'children learning at home' or visit the websites at the top of this page.