Welcome to Year 4!
Class Teacher - Mrs Wilkinson
Teaching Assistant - Miss Moore
I hope you had a fantastic Christmas and would like to wish you a Happy New Year. Hopefully you are well rested and are excited and ready for another busy term in Year 4.
In RE we will be continuing to learn about having trust in God. We will look at Moses, David and Jonah as well as learning about how we can have trust in God to help us in our daily lives.
This term our topic is all about our Europe. We will be researching Scandinavian countries and learning all about the geographical features of a variety of countries. In History we are studying the Anglo Saxons.
In English we will be reading Philip Pullman's "The Firework Maker's Daughter" as our class novel. In writing we will be looking at explanation texts and myths and legends.
Maths will continue to focus on times tables - please keep practicing up to 12x12 using both multiplication and division facts. Our first units will be about multiplication and division.
Science will see us investigating sound. We will be looking at how sound is made and how it travels using a variety of investigations.
Wednesday mornings will continue to see and hear us playing our brass instruments. Please ensure your instrument is in school for the lessons. We will be learning all about Jazz music. The class will be holding a performance before Easter.
Please ensure your child has a full PE lit in school at all times. No jewellery is to be worn for PE. PE is timetabled on Thursday but may take place at other times during the week.
Spelling activities will be sent home on a Monday to be completed by Friday.
Please read regularly with your child and comment in their reading record. When reading with your child please focus on their understanding of what they have read and discuss any unusual vocabulary. Your child will receive a mark on the reading challenge for every day their reading record is signed by an adult.
Maths homework will be focussed on timetables and your child has a times table diary to help them learn their tables.
Each term a topic homework sheet will be sent home for your child to chose the activities they would like to complete to show what they have learnt about the topic.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries. You can book an appointment to see me at the school office or contact me via e-mail.