Welcome to Year 4 Cedar Class!

Class Teacher – Mrs Walker

Class Teaching Assistant – Mrs Sutherland

Class Governor – Julie Parry

Literacy

In literacy we will be focusing on poetry, adventure tales and letter writing. All of our writing will link to our topic of water. We will be using the talk 4 writing process to explore our first book of the summer term ‘Queen of the Falls’. We will use drama to explore features and characters.

SPAG: Figurative language (including similes, onomatopoeia and expanded noun phrases), possessive apostrophe (with singular and plural nouns), using and punctuating direct speech, suffixes and prefixes.

Maths

During this term we will be introducing decimals, including within money. We will also work on telling the time accurately to the minute and also converting between 12 and 24 hours clocks. The second half of the term will have a focus on statistics and geometry (properties of shape, position and direction). Learning will be practical, with lots of interactive activities. We will also tackle a wide range of problem solving and reasoning questions throughout all aspects of math.

We will be working on our times tables during daily focused sessions. We will do this through a range of games and songs. Times tables will also be sent home to practise each week.

Science

Our focus in science will be looking into grouping living things. This includes classifying by type of living thing as well as creating our own classification keys. We will also enjoy a school trip to the Blue Planet Aquarium where we will explore different species.

Topic

Our class topic for summer term is ‘water, water everywhere’. Through this topic we will explore the water cycle, how we use water in our homes and identifying different parts of rivers. We will develop our mapping skills to locate rivers, seas and oceans.

R.E

This term we will focus on parables. We will explore this by researching and we will use drama activities to support our understanding.

Spanish

During Spanish we will be learning colours, counting to 20 and about us and our families.

Music

In Cedar class we are very lucky to be learning two instruments this term. On Wednesday afternoons we will be learning how to play the ukulele and on Thursday afternoons we will develop our drum skills.

Reminders

P.E will take place on Tuesdays, however please ensure that P.E kits are in school all week as we will also have a second lesson which will vary week to week.

Homework will be given out every Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. This will consist of times tables practise and children will complete a times tables test each Tuesday. Handwriting practise may also be given.

Reading at home will form the other part of homework. We are encouraging children to read at home as much as possible and will be checking their reading records daily, so please make sure these are in school every day and are signed each time your child reads at home. These will then be counted and contribute towards their 100 Reads.

Thank you very much for visiting our page and please do not hesitate to come and see me with if you have any questions.

Many thanks, Mrs Walker.