Welcome to Class Four! Come and have a look at what we have been doing...

 Teacher: Miss Hargreaves

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Dennett and Mr Tennyson

Autumn 1
Maths      

 Place Value 

Addition and Subtraction

,Measurement - Length and Perimeter

English

 Leon and the Place between

Topic

 Ancient Greece

Science

 Living Things and their habitats

 

PE

Swimming - Wednesdays

PE - Thursdays

Please ensure your child has their kits in school on these days

Art/

D&T

 Ancient Greek Vases

 

Music

Trumpets every Thursday
RE

 Gospel - What kind of world would God want?

 

Information for Parents

In Year 4, we are focusing on perfecting the skills learnt in Year 3, and learning new skills in preparation for moving into upper Key Stage 2. English and Maths Homework will include topics learnt in class to extend and strengthen understanding. Roughly 30 minutes should be spent on each piece of Maths and English homework.

Investigation Homework is an opportunity for children to conduct their own research into a set topic. They can undertake and present however they wish. Some pupils choose to make powerpoints, write poetry, bake, make models or posters, to name a few examples. Children should spend approximately 2 hours on this homework, to ensure quality research and a high standard of presentation.

In addition, Class 4 have spellings to practise which are taken from the statutory spelling list for Key Stage 2. Spellings are set on Mondays and tested on Fridays. It is also expected that children read at home at least twice a week. It is helpful if children can read aloud and independently, and discuss their book with an adult, to check their understanding of the text. In Class 4, we have a reward system for reading. Each time a child reads at home, they get a sticker on their bookmark. When they reach 10 stickers, they can go in the prize box!

 

Litter Picking

We have been helping keep our community tidy by picking up litter off the streets. We did such a fantastic job that we have been asked to be 'Community Wardens'. We are looking forward to doing more work this year to help improve our community. 

 

Times Tables Rockstars

Recalling 12 x 12 times tables is an important objective in Year 4. To help pupils with this, we are now using Times Tables Rockstars in school. This is a safe online way for children to learn their times tables. The more they play, the more virtual coins they earn to 'buy' things for their character, and they can make it onto the school leader board. Children can access the site at home, and logins are stuck in the front of their reading records.