This term we are continuing to adopt an exciting, thematic approach to teaching. This allows children to make connections between areas of learning and consolidate skills. All the themes chosen deliver the programmes of study for the National Curriculum. PSHEe, MFL, R.E and Science will continue to be taught discretely.
In Maths this term children will be building on their Autumn Term knowledge and continuing to focus on multiplication and division. Children will then be learning about fractions and decimals, including solving problems. There will continue to be a strong focus on times tables, rapidly recalling them, in preparation for the National Multiplication Test.
During English, we will be encouraging children to use a variety or vocabulary, conjunctions, fronted adverbials and punctuation in order to engage the reader. We will be writing a variety of genres including non-chronological reports and poetry. We will be linking out Science learning with our new topic by learning about ‘Sound’. The children will be exploring how sounds are created, the differences between volume and pitch and how sound is affected by distance.
Our Topic ‘Hey Mr DJ’ has a big focus on music and will give the children the opportunity to link many aspects of their learning together by creating their own stage with functioning lights for a movable sculpture to perform on.
Our PE sessions are on a Tuesday and Thursday.
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. In the interests of safety, no jewellery, including earrings, should be worn on PE days.
Children in Class 4 receive regular homework. Spellings will be given out weekly. Children will be expected to complete a reading journal of their choice after every book. Children should aim to complete at least one reading journal activity per week (examples of reading journals activities will be stuck inside their Reading Journal Book). Additional creative homework (purple book) will also be given out throughout the year.
Please find a copy of the Year 4 timetable on the reverse of this letter for your reference. This gives a brief outline of your child’s day, but should be viewed as a guide only as it is subject to change. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Walker-Laver Mrs Dudley
SENCo Assistant Head
Check us out deconstructing a text in English - we were able to find a lavish amount of amazing grammatical skills.
Look at our Science learning and our reading reward display!
Check out our amazing writing!
We have worked really hard in Topic with our Fanta-Sea Topic.
How much do gases weight? Well that's what Class 4 found out! We got a little messy!!!
Class 4 had a great time on Census Day looking at Henry VIII.
Class 4 really enjoyed CIN. We completed maths problems, read about why we donate to the charity, had a colouring competition and worked together to make a giant class Pudsey. What amazing team work!
Rocking out to our times tables!
Lighting up the room with our circuits!
Class 4 have enjoyed finding the perimeter and area of different shapes.