Welcome to Year 4
Our Teacher is Mrs Dean and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Williams.
In English we will be reading ‘Charlotte’s Web’. We will explore various spelling patterns including suffixes. We will consolidate our knowledge and use of the apostrophe. We will read stories from different cultures, identifying how we know. We will develop our writing skills by writing balanced and persuasive texts, supporting our topic and Science work.
In Maths we will be consolidating knowledge and understanding of place value and developing our understand of Roman numerals. We will use < and > symbols and solve calculations using negative numbers. We will build on our addition and subtraction knowledge by using the inverse to check answers. We will start to draw angles and identify nets of shapes. We will use formal methods for multiplication and division and problem solve using information from graphs .
Our Science topic is ‘Healthy Lifestyles’. We will explore the effects on the human body of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, and how these relate to their personal health. We will also learn the importance of exercise for good health.
‘We are Meteorologists’ is our Computing topic. We will describe, measure and record the weather using different software.
In Geography will be looking at ‘Europe’, which countries make up this continent, their capital cities, similarities and differences, customs and traditions.
In Design and Technology will make pizza at Pizza Express in Hale. This will involve food preparation using a recipe to measure and mix ingredients. The children will use a range of techniques. This will support our work in Science
In R.E. the children will explore ‘Following a Christian Way of life’. The children will focus on how Christians lead their life and how they worship Jesus.
Our theme in P.S.H.E. is ‘Changes’. We will explore what it feels like to belong to a group, unwanted changes and feelings brought on by change.
Homework, usually Maths, English and any spelling and multiplication tables will be given out on a Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please read with your child regularly and record this in their reading record as it is part of their weekly homework. Times tables and spelling test take place every Friday.
The outdoor games lessons will be on Tuesdays. An outdoor kit is needed for these lessons. Please ensure that your child has something suitable for all weathers. Children who have earrings must remove them and leave them at home on P.E. days or remove them and keep them safe themselves at school. If ears have been pierced recently the children are responsible covering their own earrings with tape.
Please can you also ensure your child has the correct equipment required for school. Your child will need a blue fibre tip pen with spares, pencil, sharpener, ruler and eraser. They also require a named water bottle.