Happy New Year!
The adults in class 4 are
PE and Forest School will be on Mondays and children are asked to come in PE kits. It is advised that jewellery and watches stay at home and any long hair should be tied back. Children should also be reminded to bring spare footwear/ wellies and socks for Forest Schools.
Homework will be set every Friday, to be checked the following Thursday, and this will consist of activities from mathletics, times tables, and spellings. Additional homework may occasionally be set if children need further practice at particular skills or work in class.
As you are probably aware, the government recently created a times table check at the end of year 4. To prepare the children for this, please encourage the children to regularly practise their tables. This can be done using the websites below:
Information for parents, regarding Multiplication Tables Check:
Websites to use for practice
In the first half of the Spring Term, we will explore Multiplication and Division (Part B) and then move on to Length and Perimeter, and lastly, will be Fractions (Part A). Class 4 will further look at Fractions (Part B) and Decimals (Part A) in the second half of the Spring Term. The following websites will help consolidate children's learning:
In our English lessons, we will be exploring Haiku and Kenning Poems and a Biography in the first half of the term. We will then further study Narrative writing (A Journey Story) and get the opportunity to explore Persuasive Texts in the second half.
The following websites will support children's learning:
Our class read for the first and second SPring terms is Varjak Paw, which we will delve into at the end of the day, at least three times a week. Parents/ Carers are encouraged to read with children for at least 10 minutes a day, 5 times a week. Children can explore/read any suitable material that is acceptable. For example: Books from home, comic strips, cookery books, board game instructions, web pages etc. These are free reading websites that children can access from Ipads, phones etc:
The class 4 scientists will investigate the use of electricity and how sound travels. The following are sites with a range of resources to support science learning:
The children will experience online safety lessons, which will develop their teamwork skills and confidence. The following sites will support the children's computing experience:
Class 4 will discover and explore how religious groups contribute to society and what it means to be part of a global Christian community.
Humanities (History and Geography)
In our History lessons, we will investigate how hard it was to invade and settle in Britain and find out where our food comes from, in Geography.
Art and Design and Technology
Children will study Painting and Mixed Media (light and dark) in Art and they will make a sling shot car, in Design and Technology.
Dance and Gymnastics will be tackled in our PE lessons in the first half of the term and Tennis in the second half.
In the PSHE lessons, children will explore Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me.