Class Teachers - Mrs L. Clark and Mrs Hobday
- Mrs D. Williamson
- Mrs J. Savill
- Mrs C. Hartill
We have a busy term ahead of us and are going to start with a Geography focus looking at the ocean and continents around the world. We will then follow with History and ‘Vicious Vikings’, using our previous learning of the Anglo-Saxons and the invasion of the Vikings and the struggle for the Kingdoms of England through the ages. In English we shall be reading ‘The Spiderwick Chronicles’ by Diterlizzi and Black. In science we will be learning about grouping living things and the dangers to living things over the term. After half term, our focus will switch to Art and Design and Technology, understanding how key events and individuals in Art and Design and Technology and how they have helped shape the world.
Full details about our curriculum for this academic year may be found below.
Homework will be handed out on Fridays and should be returned the following Wednesday when it will be marked in class. The task should take no longer than 30 minutes and will either be an Arithmetic test or a reading comprehension. A half termly spelling list will also be included in the homework folder and these should be practised weekly. Children may still use https://spellingframe.co.uk/ activities to support their learning.
We would ask that you continue to read with your child on a daily basis, questioning them on what they read and ensuring that they understand the vocabulary being used and checking using a dictionary if necessary. Children are rewarded for regular reading through the school reading challenge which continues in Year 4.
Our Maths focus is still learning times tables and then we will move onto the formal methods for multiplying and dividing. Our times tables superhero challenge also continues and Year 4 is a key year for children knowing all their times tables up to 12 before they complete their times table test in the Summer Term. Regular practice on all the time tables is needed in order for the children to be fluent in their tables. Please take advantage of some of the lovely activities available on line and through Times Tables Rockstars for which your child has their own login. If you have mislaid your login, please let us know and we shall re-issue it.
PE lessons will be on Friday mornings and will be taught by a qualified sports coach. Please make sure that your child has suitable kit including sports shoes suitable for outdoor use, navy blue joggers and a hoodie in case it is cold. Just to remind you that our school PE kit consists of navy blue shorts and a plain white t shirt. All students should be able to remove their own earrings for these sessions. Please could you also make sure that long hair is tied back and that socks are provided for the girls when they wear tights.
We are looking forward to working with you again and should you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to us or make an appointment with the office so that we can speak after school.