Hello and welcome to our Year 4 class page.
Mr Wilson and Miss Robinson are our teachers and we have Mrs Woodward, Mrs Smith and Miss Denton working with us.
In Maths this term, we are learning about place value, rounding and basic number skills to name but a few. We are encouraging the children to learn their times tables facts and play lots of times tables games in school including aerobics!
In English, we are incorporating Speaking and Listening into lessons where children are given opportunities to perform to their peers. We will be doing weekly comprehension activities building on the children’s skills and confidence in this area. Our Reading for Meaning book this term is The Iron Man and we will be integrating this book into our English lessons. Our topic work is Location, Location, Location. We will be looking at where Hereford is on a map and will be investigating the meaning of different symbols on a map. We will focus on landmarks in Hereford and we hope to spend some time walking around and exploring the local area as part of this study. Our Science for this term is Living Things and Their Habitats. This topic looks particularly at classifying a variety of living things, and using a variety of methods to group them. We will be looking at the characteristics of living things to help us to understand how they are adapted to their environment. We have really enjoyed exploring our forest school looking for a variety of invertebrates. Here is just a few of the living things we found!
The children are learning how to play the clarinet in Music, which is noisy but lots of fun! In SMSC (Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural) Education we are thinking about how unique and special we are and how we fit into our world. In R.E. we are exploring what it means to be a Hindu in Britain today .
Both classes need their P.E kits on a Wednesday and Friday - as the weather is prone to be rather cold, children might want to bring in tracksuit bottoms and warm tops. We will be learning how to play netball and basketball this half term which will be lots of fun! We have English and Maths homework handed out on a Friday and this needs to be returned completed by the following Wednesday.
New spellings are handed out each Friday and they are tested on these on the following Friday. Please come and see us if children are not bringing their spellings home. Parents should also be aware that children should be bringing home a reading book and their reading records. We would hope and expect that families take these opportunities to read and to share books with their children. If there are any problems with this please come and see any of the friendly Year 4 staff.
For the benefit of the children, we are very keen to have open and positive relations between the school and families at home. Please come in and see us if you have any questions or concerns and we will do our best to help.
With best wishes from the Year 4 team!