Mrs Cole

About Year 4

Hello, I am Mrs Cole; the year group leader for Year 4.

This year, your child will be learning about and exploring a number of exciting topics including: Chocolate, Fashion, Active Planet, Temples, Tombs and Treasures, do You Live Around Here? and Bright Sparks.

We will study a wide and varied curriculum following our cross-curricular linked units which will provide the children with many opportunities to expand their knowledge, engage in practical activities as well as make progress with their learning.

Myself, Ms Javaid and Mr Hogan hope that your children enjoy their time in Year 4, as much as we are looking forward to teaching them.

For more information about topics that we are studying, your child’s learning and how you can support them during the year, please refer to our year 4 class blogs.

Mr Hogan

Mrs Javaid

Year 4

In English we study a variety of texts and genres including stories from other cultures, non-fiction texts and poetry. We use core texts such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bill’s New Frock, Meerkat Mail and The Iron Man.  

 

In Maths we will be learning key arithmetic skills such as using different mental and written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In addition to arithmetic skills your child will explore shape, time, fractions, data handling and will apply their maths skills to investigations and problem solving.

 

Children in Year 4 also have the opportunity to take part in swimming lessons at Becontree Leisure Centre.

 

We hope your child will enjoy year 4 as much as we do! Please visit our blogs for more information about Year 4.

 

For further information you can view our Curriculum here.

The IPC Units for the Autumn term are Chocolate and Fashion.

 

The core texts are ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and ‘Bill’s New Frock’. In English we will be learning about stories set in imaginary worlds, persuasive writing and stories with issues. In IPC, we will be learning about the history of chocolate and how fashion has changed through the ages. We will be creating our own chocolates and staging a fashion show.

 

To look at a full list then click here.

The IPC Units for the Spring term are Active Planet and Temples, Tombs & Treasure.

 

The core texts are ‘Escape from Pompeii’ and ‘Cinderella’. In English we will be learning about disaster stories, non-chronological reports and stories with a historical setting. In IPC, we will be learning all about volcanoes and the Ancient Egyptians.

 

To look at a full list then click here.

The IPC Units for the Summer term are Material World, Bright Sparks and Do You Live Around Here?

 

The core text are ‘The Iron Man’ and ‘Meerkat Mail’. In English we will be learning about letter writing and diary entries. In IPC, we will learn about electricity, magnets, different materials and the habitats found in our local environment.

 

To look at a full list then click here.

Year 4 Latest Blog

Maple Class – English _ Debate

This week in Maple Class, we have been writing persuasive letters to Mrs. Pearce; trying to convince her to not replace human teachers with android teachers! First, we discussed the pros and cons of replacing android teachers with human teachers. At first, most of us thought it would be a great idea to replace the ...

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Maple Class – Exit Point – Becoming Qualified Circuit Electricians.

For this half term, Year 4 have been learning all about circuits and today we put all our knowledge to the test by becoming qualified circuit electricians. We had to complete a series of challenges that put all our new knowledge to the test. First, we simply had to identify the different parts that make ...

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Maple Class – Science Making Burglar Alarms

This week in Maple Class, we looked at switches and used our knowledge to create burglar alarms. At the beginning of the week we looked at different switches and made complete circuits using different switches. Later on that week, we created burglar alarms. First, we designed houses out of show boxes and various materials. After ...

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Year 4 – Topic – Egyptian Workshop

This week, Year 4 had a a visit from an Egyptologist (Steve) and had the opportunity to take part in an Egyptian workshop. The day first began with  map work, looking at art and some dancing in the morning. We replicated art using our bodies and then did some Egyptian dancing to some music. Before ...

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Address Details

Parsloes Primary School
Spurling Road
Dagenham
Essex
RM9 5RH

Tel: 0208 270 4925

E-mail: office@parsloes.bardaglea.org.uk