Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!
 
Our teacher is Miss Chazot.
 
This is Miss Chazot's third year at King Street and she's looking forward to another wonderful year! Miss Chazot was born in the south of England but has spent most of her life in the North East. She loves science and studied zoology at university before training to be a teacher. She enjoys sharing her passion for science with her pupils and making learning as fun and as engaging as possible! Miss Chazot is also the school's Music and MFL Coordinator!
 
Our teaching assistant is Mr Swift.
 
 
This term, we will take part in swimming lessons on Wednesday mornings and PE lessons on Thursday afternoons. PE kit should consist of: black shorts, trainers and a change of top (preferably a school t-shirt in house colours). We do lots of PE outdoors, so you may also like to provide jogging bottoms for colder days. Long hair should be tied back and earrings taken out or covered for PE days. Swim kits will be the same as last year; a suitable swimming costume, swimming hat and goggles (don't forget your towel!).
 
 
Our learning
 
This year, we have an exciting topic-based curriculum planned. We will be learning about our topics throughout the curriculum and thinking of our own questions to answer.
 
Our topic for the autumn term is 'Rampaging Romans'. Through this topic, we will learn about the Roman Empire in Britain and abroad. We will work as historians, artists, geographers and use a vast variety of skills to investigate our topic, to gain a deep understanding of this historical period.
 
 
 
In Science, we will be learning about teeth, digestion and food chains. We will investigate the functions of the different organs in the digestive system, learn how teeth help us process food and research and construct our own food chains.
 
As much as possible, science will be taught practically, allowing us to ask and answer our own questions and gain a greater awareness of how scientists work.
 
 
Home Learning
 
Homework will be set on a Monday and collected on a Friday. We will continue to focus on the key skills of spelling and reading, with additional times table practice and some creative mini-projects. Children will be expected to practise 10 spellings and create their own sentences, to demonstrate their understanding. Please continue to read and question your child on what they have been reading. We ask that reading records are signed at least 3 times a week, in order to demonstrate that reading is being completed regularly. This will help them to further develop their reading ability, as well as their comprehension and improve their writing. Please also make use of learning opportunities at home i.e. money and telling the time.

T. 01388 816 078
E. kingstreet@durhamlearning.net