Hello and welcome to our Year 4 class page!
Mr Wilson and Miss Denton are our teachers and we have Mrs Grahame, Mrs Price, Miss Jones and Mr Walker working with us.
In Maths this term, we are learning about place value, rounding and basic number skills to name but a few. We are encouraging the children to learn their times tables facts and play lots of times tables games in school including Times Tables Rock Stars!
In English, we are incorporating Speaking and Listening into lessons where children are given opportunities to perform to their peers. We are continuing with our weekly comprehension activities building on the children’s skills and confidence in this area. Our Reading for Meaning book this term is “Matilda” by Roald Dahl – a firm favourite! We will be integrating this book into our English lessons.
Our topic work turns towards Geography, with an investigation into Rivers and the Water Cycle. This will lead onto History, with a focus on The Ancient Egyptians (and how life there depended on the River Nile). We will be investigating their society and every day life.
Our Science for this term is Materials and their Properties. This topic looks particularly at how we can categorise materials into Liquids, Solids and Gases, with this then leading into changing the state of materials and how this happens in our world. We have no doubt that the children will be very interested in all the different areas that we will be covering!
The children are continuing to learn how to play the ukulele in Music, which continues to be noisy but lots of fun! In SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural) Education we are thinking about how unique and special we are and how we fit into our world. In R.E. we are exploring how it is that some religions view life as a journey, and how that affects the thinking of believers in that faith.
Both 4W and 4D need their P.E kit on a Monday (for Cricket, led by Mr. Rogers) and also Friday for 4W and Wednesday for 4D. It is fine for children to have their kits kept in school for the week, if that makes it easier for parents and carers. As the weather is prone to be rather hot (and we will be outside as much as possible), children might want to bring in hats and sun cream for warmer days – keep an eye on the weather forecast!
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 Friday and they are tested on these on the following 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 friendly 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.
With best wishes from the Year 4 team!