Hello and welcome to our Year 4 class page.
Mr Wilson and Miss Robinson are our teachers and we have Mrs Adams and Mrs Smith working with us.
In Maths, we are learning written methods to multiply and divide and will also be finding out about fractions. We are encouraging the children to learn their times tables facts and play lots of times tables games in school.
In English, we are having weekly Speaking and Listening lessons where children are given opportunities to perform to their peers. We are also looking at persuasive writing. Currently we are focusing on non-chronological reports and will be planning and writing leaflets that entice people to Hereford.
Our topic work is Location, Location, Location. We are comparing where we live in Hereford with a contrasting locality somewhere else in the UK, namely Portrush in Northern Ireland. Where possible, we try to tie other strands of the curriculum in to this topic.
Our Science for this term is Living Things and their Habitats. The children have enjoyed learning about how living things can be classified and have been working hard to create their own classification keys. We have been down to Forest School to hunt for mini-beasts and found a variety (and also rather a lot of frogs!)
The children are learning how to play the clarinet in Music, which is noisy but lots of fun! In SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural) Education we are celebrating differences and in R.E. we are investigating how people’s lives are inspired by their faith.
We need our P.E kits on a Wednesday and Friday - as we move into winter, children might want to bring in tracksuit bottoms and warm tops. We are enjoying learning about invasion games, especially hockey, and developing our gymnastics skills and knowledge.
We have English and Maths homework handed out on a Friday and this needs to be returned completed by the following Wednesday.
New spellings are handed out each Monday and they are tested on these on a Friday. Please come and see us if children are not bringing their spellings home. Parents should also be aware that children should be bringing home a reading book and their reading records. We would hope and expect that families take these opportunities to read and to share books with their children. If there are any problems with this please come and see any of the Year 4 staff.
For the benefit of the children, we are very keen to have open and positive relations between the school and families at home. Please come in and see us if you have any questions or concerns and we will do our best to help.