Class 14 Year 4 2018 - 2019

Miss Broad

 

Welcome to Class 14's page!

Welcome to our second half term together in Year 4! I hope that you have had a fun-filled yet restful break and are feeling refreshed and ready for the remainder of the Autumn term. We have many exciting things to look forward to leading up to the Christmas Break, I hope that you are as excited as I am!

Our English work this term will begin by focussing  on the beautifully descriptive text, 'The Lost Happy Endings by Carol Ann Duffy and Jane Ray.'We will be writing settings and character descriptions. Then, we will be rewriting the story from an alternative perspective. We will be examining the language and structure of the text and use those ideas to help us develop the quality of our own writing. We will be working hard to write consistently with neat, legible and joined handwriting. As always we will practise writing in full sentences that make good sense, with correct punctuation. We will also be polishing our use of direct speech and punctauting it correctly.

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We will also be learning to write explanations. We will use the text, 'Until I met Dudley by Roger McGough,' to inspire us and other explanations, such as the Teacher Pleasing Machine !

We will also be studying poetry, looking at creating images through using similes and metaphors

In maths there will be a BIG focus on times tables - by the end of the year, all year 4 children should be able to recall their timestables up to 12x12. We ask that you practise them, both in school and at home. Times tables really will help you with ALL areas of your maths work. We now have times tables books in order for us to complete regular practise questions and tests. For our main maths topics, we will be looking at addition and subraction using both written and mental methods. We will then move on to multiplication, division and area and perimeter. 

Our R.E topic this term is 'Trust in God'.  In this topic the children will learn Jesus’ teaching on the importance of trusting in him. They will explore the importance of trusting in God as well as the difficulties it brings through the stories of Zechariah, Mary and Joseph. Our science  topic for this term is 'Sparks and Waves'. We will be investigating electricty: safety, circuits, switches, conductors and insulators. We will also be investigating how sound is made and how it travels. For Art, we will look at the work of Walter DeLa Mare- The lightening Field.

Useful information:

- Spelling tests will be held on a Monday and new weekly spellings will be given out in order for you to practise them, ready for the test the following Monday. It is SO important that you continue to learn these. Each week someone will be awarded 'star speller' and recieve some special star speller privilidges, (keep practising and this could be you)! 

-Swimming This year, the year 4 classes will swim at different times of the year. Class 14 will begin their swimming lessons later on in the year. Letters will be given out in due course, to inform you of the specific dates and transport cost. Class 14 will start their swimming lessons on Wednesday 12th December. 

- Homework The children will be given an English and Maths homework workbook that they will complete their homework from each week. In year 4 homework is given out every Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. It is really important that you are completing and bringing your homework in on time - this will be monitored. 

- Our P.E days are Monday and Thursday however it is expected that P.E kits are to be available in school every single day. 

Any further information on what we will be learning in Class 14 over the next half term, calendar dates and other useful information can be found on the curriculum map attached to the bottom of this page. 

 

Let's start as we mean to go on and make our first term together in Year 4 one to remember!

Thank you for all of your support!

Miss Broad smiley

"The worst thing about making a mistake, is being afraid to make one." 

       

 

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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Danebank Avenue
Crewe
Cheshire
CW2 8AD

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Tel: 01270 685174
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