St Oswald'sC of E AcademyChurch, School, Community


Welcome toSt Oswald'sC of E AcademyChurch, School, Community

Year 4

Welcome to Year 4's Class Page


 Teacher: Mrs Stringer

  Teaching Assistant: Mrs Green

Our Routines


Reading books will be changed on a Monday.  Please make sure your child brings their reading book and signed reading record on this day. Children are encouraged to read at home at least three times per week to develop fluency and comprehension skills. Please also ensure your child has their reading book and record with them each day as the adults in class will read with the children throughout the week.


Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday this half term. This half term we will be focusing on Tennis and Cricket.





Reading at least three times a week

TT Rockstars - children to access this as much as possible please.  Keep a watch out for battles!

Weekly dictation sentences - these will be sent out via Class Dojo each Friday

Mental Maths sheets - these will be sent out each half term.  Please practise with your child and highlight each objective as they reach it.

Any opportunities the children can have to use maths in their everyday life, for example telling the times, adding up items at the local shop and working out their change etc will all be really beneficial for them as we progress through Year 4. 



Our class text this term is The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo

Can you think of a reason why there are two different front covers? What is the same and what is different?

We have already studied 'This Morning I Met a Whale' by this author.  Have you read any others? Can this help us to predict the story?



We are using Digimaps and atlases to investigate temperate and tropical rainforests.  We are going to be considering where they are located across the world, what the different layers are, biodiversity and habitat and how they compare to each other.

We are also going to be considering what is happening to the rainforest and why. What can we do to help? 



Welcome to our journey back in time as we discover what happened when the Vikings invaded Britain. Why did they come? How successful were they? Should they be remembered as raiders or traders?

Who were the Vikings?




Our topic this half term is Electricity.  We will be looking at the components we need to make a circuit, creating simple circuits, what can we use to conduct electricity, what works as an insulator? We will also be considering what the dangers of electricity are and how we can keep ourselves safe.  


This term we are looking at programming and will be working on Scratch software.  We will be learning how to create a sprite, make it move, create backgrounds and how to use our programming to make multiple things move effectively. 

Recommended Reading List LKS2

Helping your child at home:

Fabulous websites!

We really enjoyed looking at Top Marks Daily 10, and learning how to improve our arithmetic skills.  So many of the class wanted the link putting on the web site, so here it is - click on the image of the clock!



You also might want to try some of the other learning games on the Top Marks web site - click on the logo below to go to the menu page.