Welcome to Year 4 Cedar Class!

Class Teacher – Miss S Jackson

Class Teaching Assistant – Mrs Hignett

Class Governor – Elaine Speakman-Davies

 

I hope that you have had a wonderful Christmas break and you are excited to start the Spring Term with myself. I have a lot planned for the term and can not wait to get started! 

English

In English we will start off by writing our own Kenning poems then following this we will be focusing on meeting tales. All of our writing will link to our topic of The Victorians. We will be using the talk 4 writing process to explore our next book – Oliver Twist. We will use also use our drama lessons with Mrs Tudor to explore our emotions and link this to our writing. 

Maths

During this half term we will be exploring fractions, within this we will look at solving problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number. Then we will move onto time, reading analogue and digital clocks as well as solving time problems. 

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.

Science

Our focus in science will be looking at states of matter. We will discuss the properties of each state as well as the how to change the state of a material. This will also link to the water cycle. 

Topic

Our class topic for this half term is The Victorians. We will be investigating the big question ‘Would i have liked being a child in the Victorian times?’ The lessons will be planned around the children’s questions and interests. We will also enjoy a Victorian day in school, where the children are invited to come to school dressed up ready to take part in a Victorian school day. 

R.E.

We will be exploring Islam and comparing this to Christianity during RE lessons in spring term.

Spanish

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 Wednesdays, 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.

We also have swimming this term on a Friday afternoon. Please can you make sure your child brings in their swimming costume and a towel each Friday. This will also result in us getting back to school at 3:30pm on a Friday. 

Homework will be given out every Friday 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 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: 

BBC Bitesize

Mathletics

ttrockstar

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