Class 14 Year 4 2017 - 2018

Miss Broad

Welcome to Class 14!

Welcome back! I hope that you have had a restful and relaxing break. We have many exciting things planned for our final half term together in year 4!

 

Our English work this term will focus mainly on 'The Great Kapok Tree' by Lynne Cherry. We will continue to follow our Talk 4 Writing structure starting with creating a text map and learning the model text orally. We will spend time discussing different aspects of the storing whilst forming opinions through 'book talk'. We will create writers toolkits for 'persuasion' in the build up to writing our own persuasive letter at the end of the unit. We will spend time gathering thoughts and facts about deforestation and rainforests in order to plan, draft and write our letter.

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In maths there will still 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.

 We will begin the term by revising some of the four main written operations, in order to prepare for our final year 4 tests. Then, we will move on to  estimateing, comparing and calculating different measures, including money in pounds and pence.  We will solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places. Leading up to the end of the school year, we will be focusing on shape, geometry and statistics. Through all our maths work we will be continuing to build our reasoning and greater depth thinking skills.

Our R.E topic this term is 'The Church'. In this topic we will learn about what it means to belong to the Church community. They will explore the nature of community, the importance of identity and commitment, and relate this to the Sacrament of Baptism and the Creed. Our topic for this term 'Our Living World'. We will be focusing on a mixture of learning objectives based on Animals and their Habitats, Food chains, Climates, Adaptation, Rainforest settlements and much more. We also have lots of sporting events to look forward to, including Sports Day and Interhouse competitions. 

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. 

-Swimming we have now finished our swimming lessons for Year 4. The year 3 children will now take over our previous swimming slots for the remainder of the term therefore the Year 4 children will no longer need to bring their swimming kit to school. 

- Homework has chanegd slightly this year. Children will now 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!

- Our P.E day is Tuesday and Thursday however it is expected that P.E kits are to be available in school every single day (especially now that we are in the summer term!)

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. 

 

 

 I hope you are looking forward to all of the exciting learning that we have ahead, just as much as I am!

Let's make our final half 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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Crewe
Cheshire
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