Miss Whitcombe is the class teacher and Ms Talboys is the Learning Support Assistant.
We are so excited to be working with the children to make sure that they enjoy every minute of this year.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to ask.
What we will be learning about:
English - We will be using a range of starting points for our work this term. Our writing at the start of the term is based on The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We will be learning about a range of different genres including fiction and non-fiction.
Maths - We will be covering the following in a range of ways to help develop deeper thinking and understanding; place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, addition and subtraction.
What we will be learning about this term in our foundation subjects:
Computing – Coding, Spreadsheets and Online Safety.
Spanish - We will be learning Spanish this year! We will start learning the days of the week, numbers to 20 and simple greetings
PE - Dynamic balance and Coordination (movement and patterns)
RE – What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?
- What kind of World did Jesus want?
Our topic for the term is...
Land of Hope and Glory.
This term, we will be researching the UK, learning about the different countries and their capital cities and developing our map skills. We will find out about the weather and compare different parts of the UK in terms of industry, farming and landscapes. We will link our Art to the UK and focus on how L S Lowry was able to capture the place where he lived and worked.
The children will have PE on a Thursday and Friday so please ensure that kits are in school on this day and that those with earrings have either removed them or have tape in their PE kits. If your child's hair is longer than their collar they need to be able to tie it up for PE lessons.
We are organising Forest School differently this year – children will be going each afternoon for a week. They will need forest school clothes (waterproofs if possible) and wellies everyday for this week.
We are no longer giving out homework in Year 4. However, the children are required to read weekly and go on Times Table Rock Stars weekly.
Reading - Although our children are getting older, reading at home with an adult is still just as important! Talk about the texts being read and look out for new and exciting vocabulary you find. Children are expected to read at home at least five times a week and will receive certificates and rewards if they do this for the whole term.
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 required to go on TTRS three times a week. If this is not possible, please come and speak to me.
Dates for the diary (but look out for others on the Newsletter)
10/9/19 – Meet the teacher drop in session (3:30 – 4:00 in Class 4)
13/9/19 – Grandparents Day
28/10/19 – 1/11/19 – Half Term
Home Time - We will see the children out at home time from the classroom door on the playground. If your child is going home with someone different, please let us know.
Dressing for the weather - Please make sure that your child comes to school with a coat every day or sun hat as appropriate.