Welcome to Year 4
Let me introduce you to the Year 4 teaching team:
Miss Geach (Class Teacher)
Mrs Khanam (Teaching Assistant)
Mrs Miah (SEN support)
In addition, the Year 4's will take part in swimming every Tuesday as well as having PE with Mr Stuart on Wednesday and Spanish with Mrs Sarmiento every Monday. We will also be having violin lessons with music specialists from THAMES once a week on a Wednesday afternoon.
Miss Geach will be in the playground from 8:55am every morning. Please see her then if you would like to book an appointment to talk about your child. The teaching team are REALLY looking forward to working with Year 4!
In Maths this half term we are focusing on fractions and decimals. It is important that every child in Year 4 has learnt his/her times tables by the end of the year. There will be weekly tests on the times tables that have been set for homework. So get practising at home, on the bus,in the shower!
For the first half of the term, we will be studying Cinquains and Kennings poetry. We will be identifying features of poetry, comparing different poetry structures, discussing poet's choice of vocabulary. In the second half of the term, we will be identifying features of a play script. We will be comparing different play script structures, discussing features, being able to change a narrative into a play script using the correct features.
In Science our topic this term is Animals including humans. We will be exploring and investigating the human body and how it works. We will be doing investigating and classifying.
In RE we will be learning about understanding the Christian meaning of Easter and what it means to be compassionate
Our value for this half term is Humility.
Our topic this half term is Fauna the Explora. This is a combined History and Geography topic in which we will be learning all about Wales and Northern Ireland. We will be focusing on map reading skills and learning about the Anglo Saxon period.
In PE this term, Year 4 will be learning how to choreograph a routine by putting parts together one at a time and how to perform our finished piece to the best of our ability. Please note that PE is on Monday and Tuesday and make sure that your child has the correct PE kit (including trainers) on those days.
You can help your child most be being interested in what they are doing at school. Ask him/her about his/her day and what they have enjoyed the most. It is very important that your child is reading for at least 10 minutes a day. The children are encouraged to take a book home from the book corner. Reading records will be checked on a Friday. We are encouraging reading for pleasure in Year 4, so your child should bring in his/her book everyday so we can all read for pleasure during the school day. They will also be able to take out a book from the school library every Friday. Please help your child to take care of these books.
Homework and spellings go home on a Thursday and are expected to be brought back in the following Wednesday. Spelling tests are on a Thursday. If your child has any problems with the homework, please encourage him/her to come and see a member of the teaching team before Wednesday.
If you have any questions about how to support your child, please come and see a member of the teaching team. We want to support your child to achieve the best that he/she can!