Miss Allen, Mr Fraser and Miss Burns are delighted to welcome you to our class page. Here you will find out what our class will be learning about over the coming term as well as important information.
Children have made a strong start to the new term and their enthusiasm is fantastic!
This term we will be reading Arthur and the Golden Rope By Joe Todd-Stanton. Here's is a taste of what is to follow:
'Imagine a vault so cavernous that it could contain all the world's greatest treasures and relics, from mummified remains of ancient monarchs to glistening swords brandished by legendary warriors. Who could be in charge of such a vault and how did he come into possession of such a unique collection? Who is...Professor Brownstone?'
Children have chosen books from our class library to take home. Please encourage your child to read by reading with them as much as possible. Children have been encouraged to choose books which they enjoy as we are keen to foster a love for reading for pleasure.
Reading Journals need to be brought to school every day as we will take every opportunity to listen to your child read and look at any comments you have written. Our new journals have different activities in them, so please take time to have a look and support their use.
In Maths the key area we will be focusing on this half term is The children will be developing and securing their understanding of partitioning linked to 4-digit numbers, place value as well as addition and subtraction work.
To support your children with maths at home please help them learn their times tables facts. The secret to success is practising little and often. Can you practise your times table facts while walking to school or during a car journey? You don’t need to practise them all at once: perhaps you could have a fact of the day.
We love finding maths all around us so please look for maths links in everyday tasks such as cooking times when using the oven, temperature, prices at the supermarket, bus and cinema times, dividing up sweets (our favourite!) and many more.
This term we will sail back to the dark ages where we will meet the powerful, brave and bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia - never before has such terror swept our school. We will learn who the Vikings were and how they lived.
We will have lots of fun designing and making Viking artefacts and then we look forward to sharing with you everything we have learnt at our Living Museum.
Our science topic for the Autumn term is 'States of Matter'. The children will be researching information and carrying out a range of investigations, so keep an eye on Twitter and Seesaw to see your scientists at work!
The children will be taking part in a dance workshop every Thursday afternoon as well as exploring invasion games on a Friday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school every day as other sporting activities occur across our fantastic curriculum.
As part of our school music provision Year 4 will be learning to play Keyboard this year. Watch Twitter and SeeSaw for more information!
In this half term the children will be learning about the Bible and how stories from the New Testament are used to teach messages and lessons about the key values of Christianity.
In PSHE we will be exploring how to develop as learners. Looking at how friendship and love can impact upon us. In addition to this we will be discussing our democracy and rights.
Some other important points:
· Homework out on a Thursday and returned the following the Tuesday.
· Miss Allen and Mr Fraser will go over homework with you if you need help at the start of Monday lunchtime.
· Spelling and times table tests are on a Tuesday afternoon.
· Make sure reading records and books are in every day.
· Ensure that your child has a water bottle in school.
· Ensure that all items are clearly labelled.
If you have any further questions, please write any comments in your child's reading journal or make an appointment at the school office to meet with one of us.
Miss Allen, Mr Fraser and Miss Burns