In year 4 our teacher is Miss Beresford and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Vass.
I hope you all had a lovely summer break and are ready for the year ahead.
This term in Maths we will be focusing on place value before moving on to mental and written methods for the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). This will include comparing and ordering numbers, learning multiplication and division facts for the times tables and using expanded and compact methods for addition and subtraction. We will also be finding fractions of amounts, telling and writing the time and using decimals when recording measurements. In English we will be looking at stories set in imaginary worlds before moving on to explanation texts and playscripts.
Our Science topics involve finding out about solids, liquids and gases before moving onto sound. In Computing we create a virtual world using 'Toca builder' we then create some blogs as a class. In Music we play and create our own pentatonic scales. In History we study the Vikings; who they were, what they did and why they came to the UK. In Geography we study latitude and longitude, in Art, we design and make a miniature chair for a specific character and in DT we make photo frames. In P.E we begin the year with Hockey and Gymnastics before moving on to Football and Orienteering. In R.E we look at the religion of Islam, our PSHE topics are 'New Beginnings' and 'Getting on and falling out' we also have weekly Philosophy for children (P4C) lessons which involves having an open discussion about a specific question.
Our P.E days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. P.E kits should always be in school on these days. During the colder months we encourage the children to bring tracksuit bottoms and a jumper. Reading books should be handed in every Monday morning along with their Reading Record. The children's books are changed on Mondays and Fridays, times tables and spellings are given out on Thursdays and the children are tested on them the following Thursday.