Happy New Year!
Welcome to year 4 and a warm welcome to our class webpage! On here, you will find all the necessary information you will need for this term!
PE days: Wednesday (Indoor) and Friday (Outdoor)
Indoor PE: Children require full PE kit which is a white t-shirt and blue shorts.
Outdoor PE: Children require full outdoor PE kit for this day which is a white t-shirt, blue shorts and trainers. As the weather gets colder, the children should be keeping warm by wearing long pants and jumpers.
This half term we will be learning about Local Church, Community and Eucharist.
In English, we will continue reading and exploring characters in children's favourite book ''How to Train Your Dragon'' where we will be practising our writing and reading skills. After this we will be looking at what makes a good character and setting description and then use these skills to create our own narrative based on a children's classic- ''The Jungle Book’.
In Maths, we will be looking at developing children’s knowledge, fluency and reasoning skills focusing on looking at multiplication and division, with a focus on 6,7 and 9 times tables; extending and practising written methods for these two calculations; we will learn how to calculate area and practise recognising and comparing fractions and decimals.
In Science, our learning will focus on Living things and their habitat and will be followed by Animals including humans.
This term our first topic is geography and we will be looking at Rainforests and South America. We will explore the locations of different well-known Rainforests worldwide, understanding different layers, learn about different flora and fauna.
After half term we will be moving onto The Anglo-Saxons. In Spring 2, we will be looking at the more historical side of the Anglo-Saxons in Britain and what they achieved.
Each week the children will need to complete:
1 activity in their learning log. These will be collected and returned on Friday.
At least 1 ‘soundcheck’ on Times Tables Rock Stars. This is set up like the multiplication tables check that the children will take at the end of the year. Children can practice their recall of facts through the other game options on the site.
Spellings lists will be given out on a Friday and children will be tested on these spellings following Friday.
In addition to this, children should be aiming to read for at least 10 minutes every day and will need to record this in their reading records. Reading records will be collected on a Thursday and returned on the same day.
Additional maths homework will be set most weeks on MyMaths and will need to be completed by the date indicated. Children will have their log-in details for this.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.