St James C of E Primary School

St James C of E Primary School


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Vicarage Road, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 2QN

Tel: 01432 273961

Class 4

Welcome to Class 4

Class 4 is taught by Ms Coleman supported by Mrs Hall and Mrs Spink

We look forward to instilling a love of learning in your children so that that they can be the best they can be.


As writers we will be learning to - 

We will be looking at adventure stories, narrative poetry and explanatory texts.  We will also be writing diary entries and newspaper reports based on some of the topics we have covered during the year.  We will continue to work on characterisation through dialogue and use a variety of descriptive devices to enhance our writing.

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As mathematicians we will be learning to recognise fractions of a whole, add and subtract 2 or more fractions and learn about equivalent fractions.  We will also be concentrating on multiplication and division and using our times table facts to help us solve more problems.  


In Computing, we will learn how to use different art programs to produce our own artwork.  We will also bring together data measurements, analysis and presentation to become meteorologists and weather presenters.  We will record weather over a period of time and use photographs and analysis to predict the weather and plan a weather forecast.


As linguists we will be learning the vocabulary associated with our My Class and My Home.  We will use the knowledge and skills we have learnt to present both orally and in written forms


As theologians, we will be focusing on Christianity, thinking about Pentecost and the impact that it had on Christians.  We will look at scripture from the Bible and learn how artists have depicted the events of Pentecost.  We will also bring together all the faiths that we have studied this year and think about the question 'How and why do people mark significant events of life'.


As scientists we will be learning about Electricity and Sound.  We will look at the different components used to make electrical circuits and the need for a complete circuit in order for a bulb to light.  We will also look at the impact of electrical appliances on the world around us.  We will also find out what Sound is and discover how it travels in waves into our ears.  We will explore pitch and loudness and how these can be measured.


As designers we will be learning about structures and the best shapes used to ensure a structure is stable.  We will also use our Science knowledge to help us explore electrical systems, making different types of switches and creating a simple game involving an interruption in a circuit.


In PSHE we will focus on how to keep our bodies and minds healthy.  We will think about the different relationships that we have with people and how we express our feelings.  We will also think about money and the importance of saving and budgeting.


As musicians, we will be learning how to play with the recorder and read simple notes in music.  We will create simple melodies as a group and learn how we can show our feelings through music.  We will also learn about purpose, identity and expression.

As historians, we will be learning about the ancient Egyptians.  We will discover who they were and what they did.  We will look at their achievements and learn about some of the significant people.  We will learn about hieroglyphs, how the River Nile was used and the beliefs of the ancients Egyptians.

As geographers, we will be learning about The Water Cycle and Mapping Skills.   We will be able to explain how the water cycle works and understand the impact that pollution and climate change can have.   We will define, know, compare and contrast the major environmental regions of Europe, Russia, North America and South America and apply what we know in our work.

As athletes will will be learning to use Gymnastics to improve our core strength and perform more complicated sequences alone and with our group.  We will also learn how to play cricket, perfecting out bowling and batting technique.  We will also use Sports Day as a focus to develop our athletic skills.

Our PE sessions are on Friday afternoons.   The children should come to school in their PE Kits including white trainers as much of our PE will take place outside.  They will also need a navy tracksuit for when the weather turns colder (no hoodies please).


As artists we will be focusing on Painting and Creative Responses.  We will learn more about tone and shade and how to use colour to show this, using the work of  Helen Frankenthaler as our inspiration.  We will reflect on the processes we have explored throughout the year and work together to make a collaborative piece of artwork, refining and improving our drawing and textile skills.

At Home:

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TEAMS - Please make sure that you regularly check the Class TEAMs page. 


As readers we will be continuing to read fluently with expression and intonation. We will be reading a range of genre including poetry, information texts, narrative extracts, newspaper reports and diary entries.

Reading is such an important part of a child's learning and can help them in all areas of curriculum.  Confident readers become confident writers!

 Children are expected to read at home at least five times a week.  

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Times Table Rock Stars  children that have been using this regularly at home are making real improvements with their recall of multiplication and division facts. Please allow your child to access the website or app regularly at home as it is having a noticeable impact for those using it regularly. Children are encouraged to go on TTRS at least three times a week. 

We also recommend going on .

This site will allow pupils to become more familiar with the assessment format they will be required to complete later on in the year. Click on the Multiplication Tables Check tab for this. They will have 6 seconds to complete each of 25 questions. 

There are also lots of times tables games to go on here too. 


 Home Time If your child is going home with someone other than yourself, please let us know.  This can be done by telling the teacher directly the day before,  phone or via email to . If this is not done, we may not be able to let them go home with someone different without inconveniencing you. 

Dressing for the weather - Please make sure that your child comes to school with a coat every day or sun hat/ sun cream as appropriate.

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