Year 4

Weekly Overview

The class have worked hard this week with great enthusiasm and willingness to learn. I have been impressed with their work ethic and it is a joy to observe their enthusiasm to be back at school.

In English, we have read through the first 8 chapters of our class book ‘ One Dog and his Boy’ producing some excellent descriptive writing.

We have also completed our first spelling test with  excellent results.

In Maths we have continued place value, including adding and subtracting using both mental and formal methods and applying theses skills to 1 and 2 step word problems. We have also introduced Roman numerals and will continue this for homework.

Homework will be set each Friday on Google Classroom and is to be completed for the following Thursday.

It is recommended that children also read daily, this can be recorded in to your child’s reading record. Reading regularly can not only improve word recognition and fluency, but can also assist children in their writing during class. Therefore, children will be expected to read at least 2 stage books per week (1 if they are on the thicker books from later stages). Reading books (and reading records) should be the only things going home and returning to school along with water bottles.

P.E. will be on Friday, so please ensure children attend school wearing their P.E. kits.  For P.E. children need to bring suitable clothing for the weather as we will attempt to be outside providing it is not raining heavily. Tracksuit bottoms and fleeces can be worn. Please refer to the school email for a full list of clothing options.

Early morning work begins at 08:30 each day and will be spent on tasks that the children have needed further support with. Therefore, I would encourage the children getting in to school on time, to ensure they do not miss any learning.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via telephone or an email to school.

 

Curriculum

English- Fictional and Non fictional writing based on our class novel ‘One Dog and his Boy’.

Maths – Place value, Addition and subtraction, Properties of shapes, Multiplication and division, Fractions, and Position and direction.

In the afternoon sessions:

History – The Romans

Geography – Extreme Earth

Science – Animals Including Humans, with a focus on nutrition.

Computing – Internet Safety

PE – Dance

Spanish- Greetings and Introducuctions

RE – Judaism

Art – Autumn Artwork

PSHE – Aiming High

Thank you

Miss Campbell