Class 4

Welcome to Class 4

We hope that you have had a wonderful and restful half term and for those that went to Min-Y-Don we hope that you have recovered!  Make sure you check out the gallery of glory on the class webpage to see all the fantastic things that we did!  Class 4 have some wonderful things planned for the first half term and we cannot wait to get started!

Class 4 Weekly Timetable

Class 4 Curriculum Maps

Class 4 Curriculum Newsletters

Class 4 Gallery of Glory!

ENGLISH

In English, we will be looking at writing Instructional and Explanation texts for non-fiction and narrative writing to entertain our audience.  We will be working on our key skills in grammar and punctuation as well as our spelling and handwriting.  In reading, we will be working on our comprehension skills and the different types of questions that we will encounter.

Our Class Readers

As a class we will read the story ‘The Queen of Darkness’ by Philip Pullman and ‘What the Romans Did for Us’.

MATHS

In mathematics, we will continue to work on our calculation skills for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  We will also continue to work on our recall of times-table facts up to 12 x 12.   It would be great if you could encourage the children to continue to work on these at home using Times Table Rockstars.  Please check out our class page for games and activities to support the learning in class.

It’s time for BARVEMBER!

Following discussions at parents’ evening, to support the children with their problem solving skills why not take a look at the daily challenges for BARVEMBER!

Week 1:

1st November 2022

2nd November 2022

3rd November 2022

4th November 2022

More to follow!

TOPIC

Our topic for this term is the ‘Gladiators Ready’ which a brilliant topic that the children will love!  We will be learning all about what the Romans did for us and their invasion of Britain!

In Science, the children will start their first topic on Animals and Humans! This will include learning all about healthy eating, the skeleton and muscles, teeth and looking after ourselves.  In our DT sessions, we will be cooking up a storm of spaghetti Bolognese – this will include beef, vegetarian and meat options.  At the end of the term, we would love for the children to compete in a ‘Rocky Roman Road off!’ in the style of The Great British Bake Off.  Miss Evans may even dress up as Mary Berry!

Our PE sessions will be on a Wednesday afternoon with Miss Evans Thursday afternoon with our P.E. coach.  All of our lessons this half term will be focused on Gymnastic and preparation for forthcoming sporting events at Wreake Valley.

Please continue to encourage your children to read on a regular basis at home and we will send some further information about homework projects that you can take part in if you choose.

If you have any questions or worries, please do not hesitate to speak to us – we are more than happy to help.

Recommended Reads!

The following titles are related to our Extreme Earth Topic!

For more ideas, click here!

Homework

Homework this term is designed to:

  • support your child’s learning in class;
  • give them the opportunities to go over and revisit passed taught topics;
  • improve their speed of processing skills and quick mental recall;
  • increase their opportunities to read for pleasure, which improves speed of reading, sight vocabulary, spelling recall and help enhances creative writing and knowledge of the world.

Homework to be completed weekly:

  • Reading 5 times a week and complete reading diary
  • Spellings
  • Times Tables using TT Rock Stars
  • Maths consolidation activity
  • Grammar and Punctuation consolidation activity

Our topic for the next term is Extreme Earth which is Geography based and will look at layers of the Earth, volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and extreme weather.  Here are some examples of some creative work to support your child’s learning:

  • Create a Top Trumps Game on Natural Disasters
  • Volcano artwork
  • Design an earthquake proof building

Maths Games to support learning:

Place Value

In class, we have been learning all about place value in class and these are some great games to support your learning.

Comparing Numbers up to 500

Ordering Numbers

Numbers up to 1000

Compare Numbers on a Number Line

Rocket Rounding

Addition and Subtraction

In class, we have been learning to use the formal column method for addition and subtraction as well as developing our knowledge about the inverse.  Try out some of these games to help with rapid recall of facts:

Subtraction Grids

Funky Mummy

Arithmagons

N-Rich

Key Objectives for Year 4 and Year 5