Year 4 2021 - 2022
Welcome to the Year 4 class page. Here you will find news and photos about the learning in Year 4 during 2021-2022.
Year 4 Curriculum Leaflets
Our Curriculum Leaflets will keep you informed about the Cornerstones projects being studied, including the learning activities that are planned and important day to day information. They will also give information about how you can help your child at home (linked with the taught curriculum) and weekly schedules for activities such as P.E. and home learning. Curriculum leaflets are emailed to parents via our ParentPay system.
Click on the links below to download the Curriculum Information Leaflets for children in Year 4.
Year 4 Knowledge Mats
Please click on the project titles below to see the 'knowledge mat' for each project. Your child has their own personal copy of the knowledge mat for each project and these are used in class to help your child remember some of the key facts being taught. Knowledge mats are also posted in children's Seesaw accounts and are emailed to parents via our ParentPay system.
You can download Copley Junior's Recommended Reading List for Year 4 by clicking here.
See the overview of what Year 4 will be learning during 2020-2021 by viewing their long term plan here.
Our 'Quick Links' page provides quick links to a wide range of school information, including links to school routines, links to information about our delivery of different curriculum areas etc.
Home Learning in Year 4
All our home learning tasks are shared via our Seesaw app. At the beginning of each half term, the home learning challenges grid will be uploaded to Seesaw. The grid contains a range of activities and specifies the number of each type of activity (maths, writing and creativity) to be completed. Children may complete the tasks at any time but must have completed the specified number by the end of the half term. All completed work (or work in progress pictures!) can be shared via Seesaw so achievements can be celebrated. At times, teachers may ask children to bring their work in to school. The learning challenge grid for each project is shared below, as well as some examples of the fantastic work completed by the children. The 'hall of fame' gallery is updated at the end of each project to celebrate the children's achievements.
To view the Year 4 Home Learning page and see our home learning grids and examples of some of the children's fantastic work, please click here.
Our Class News
Aquamarine and Emerald classes for 2021-2022.
So happy to be back at school!
On Friday 17th September, we went on an exciting trip to Murton Park to fully experience what it was like to be a Viking! We were greeted by a Viking woman named Emma who prepared us for our day ahead by teaching us some important Viking facts and then giving us some Viking clothes to wear. We really enjoyed dressing up as Vikings and for one day only, our adults dressed as our slaves!
Once we were dressed into our Viking clothes, we made our way up to the Viking village where we met the Lord of the village and then it was time to get to work! We had a very busy day of crafting, farming, bread making and training to become a Viking guard.
Towards the end of the day, we had to put our new Viking guard skills into use as a Saxon came to attack the village!
It was a perfect, fun-filled day that helped kick start our Traders and Raiders topic.
Once we returned to school, our first Traders and Raiders lesson was to find out about significant Viking events and historical figures, such as King Alfred and Eric Bloodaxe. We then placed the dates in chronological order onto a timeline.
We then went on to learn about the continents of the world, identifying them on a map and creating a key. After learning about the continents (and enjoying learning the continents song!), we focused on Europe, using magnifying glasses and maps to locate different countries within Europe, including the location of Russia.
Once we had located countries within Europe, we found out more about where the Vikings came from and where they settled.
After we learnt where the Vikings settled, we looked in more detail at a map of our local area. Did you know Viking words can be found in many English place names and that they can identify the key feature of the local area where the Vikings settled? For example, if a place name ends with –by, that means farmhouse or dwelling, so Cadeby will have originally been a farmhouse and when translated, it means ‘Cade’s farm’. We looked at the map of our local area, created a coloured key to represent the different place names of Viking origin, located the places on the local map and recorded our finding in a table. It was tricky work but really fun to do!
In English, we had a very important task to complete. A well-known Viking and their dragon had gone missing and we needed to create ‘Wanted’ or ‘Missing’ posters to help find them! We really enjoyed developing our descriptive writing skills and once we had finished our extended writing pieces, we had a lot of fun making our posters, tea staining them to make them look old and displaying them in the meadow whilst in character as real Vikings ourselves!
We were also tasked with the very important job of launching Copley TV!
We had an amazing day and we hope you enjoy watching!