Welcome to Year 4 Cedar Class!
Class Teacher – Miss S Jackson
Class Teaching Assistant – Mrs Hignett
Class Governor – Elaine Speakman-Davies
We are on our final half term in Year 4 and we are getting ready to go up to Year 5 and we are making the most of the time we have left.
In English we will start off by writing our own shape poems linked to water following this we will be focusing on journey tale. All of our writing will link to our topic of water. We will be using the talk 4 writing process to explore our next book – Manfish. We will be focusing on using paragraphs in our writing as well as using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause. We will be extending the range of sentences we use with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although.
During this half term we will be exploring geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes.This will then lead into revisiting multiplication and any gaps in learning.
We will also tackle a wide range of problem solving and reasoning questions throughout all aspects of math through challenges.
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.
Our focus in science will be looking at the Water Cycle. We will looking at the various stages of the water cycle and how this effects different countries around the world in relation to seasonal changes.
Our class topic for this half term is Cities. We will be investigating the big question ‘Why are rivers so important?’ The lessons will be planned around the children’s questions and interests. We will compare different rivers around the world and we also have a river cruise planned during our residential in York.
We will be exploring Christianity during RE lessons in Summer term.
During Spanish we will be learning more about the Spanish culture, we will look at which countries speak Spanish and we will start to learn our Spanish numerals and colours.
Reminders and other important information
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 Tuesday and is due back the following Monday. This will consist of times tables practise and children will complete a times tables test each Tuesday. Handwriting practise or spellings 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.
All children have login details for two fantastic maths resources and should seek to regularly access these at home.
Some other useful websites you may wish to visit are:
Thank you very much for visiting our page and please do not hesitate to come and see me with if you have any questions or concerns.
Many thanks, Miss S Jackson