Welcome to Year 4
My name is Mrs Cole and I have taught in Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6. I’ve been at St Francis of Assisi for 6 years now and will be teaching Y4 this year.
I wasn’t always a teacher; I have had some other very interesting jobs too. I’ve travelled to and lived in different countries, so can share interesting facts and stories. I enjoy geography and researching into different cultures; you’ll be able to share some of your own knowledge and cultural stories.
I love reading and will be asking you to recommend books for me, as I do the same for you. A funny novel, or an adventure are always a hit. Picture books are also a favourite.
- Year 4 Blog
- Recommended Reads
- Online Learning
- Messages to Parents
- Contact Your Teacher
We have begun to explore our new class text. Looking at six of the illustrations, we added our inital thoughts and noun phrases to them. This is one of the the images. We’re looking forward to finding out more about the book and will write our own short story in a similar style.
We learnt all about Vincent Van Gogh and after practising his techniques of mixing different shades and tones of yellow, we recreated one of his most famous paintings, Sunflowers.
Please have a look at our suggested reading lists for children in Year 4. These books are a range of bestselling picture books and longer texts to encourage both shared reading, individual reading and reading for pleasure.
A list of Recommended Reads from us is attached below:
The Big List of Children’s Authors Doing Online Read Alouds & Activities
In Year 4, it is expected that children access learning at least 4 times a week using:
Spelling Shed, Maths Shed, Reading Eggs and Timestables Rockstars.
A great resource for talking games at home – Let’s Get Talking Games
A fantastic website for all sorts of home learning activities and online books – Teachwire Website
|www.classroomsecrets.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Home learning packs covering English, phonics, maths and practical activities.|
|www.twinkl.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Covers the whole curriculum|
|www.phonicsplay.co.uk||Early Years -Yr2||Phonics games and activities|
|Early Years – Yr6||Various activities and video links to many subjects|
|www.spellingframe.co.uk||Yr1-Yr6||Some free spelling games|
|www.primaryresources.co.uk||Yr1-Yr6||A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects|
|www.teachingideas.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||A range of activities and worksheets for all subjects|
|www.topmarks.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Wide range of subjects with lots of interactive online activities and games|
|www.crickweb.co.uk||Early Years – Yr6||Free online education resources and games|
|www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/||Yr1-Yr6||Excellent website with a really wide range of subject coverage|
|Yr1-Yr8||Free resources and learning videos that link directly with our in school maths curriculum|
|https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ||Early Years – Yr6||Body Coach – Online exercise videos to keep you active 9am live daily|
|https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/||Early Years – Yr6||Free e-readers|
|https://corbettmathsprimary.com/||Yr1 – Yr6||Free maths resources|
|https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/primary-resources/||Early Years – Yr6||Lots of geography resources|
|https://www.tts-group.co.uk/home+learning+activities.html||Early Years – Yr6||Free downloadable home learning activities|
|http://www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/||Yr1-Yr6||Daily maths learning|
|https://www.mathswithmum.com||Yr1-Yr6||Maths videos to help with children’s learning|
|https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw||Early years – Yr2||Phonics based video and dancing|
|https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/||0-5years||A government recommended website for Early Years|
|https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/75809/12-world-class-museums-you-can-visit-online||All the family||Virtual Tours of 12 museums around the world|
|https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-science||Yr1-Yr6||Science activity ideas|