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A big welcome to year 4, we are really looking forward to working with your child and you throughout the year. We are really excited that school feels like it is beginning to return to normal (Pre COVID) but we will continue to cautious as the safety of the children is still paramount. We will be updating the class pages with photos and the exciting things we have been doing as often as possible.
In year 4 we work as a team, we help and support each other as we become more independent learners. We have the St Peters & Clifton Spirit at the heart of what we do and we are proud of our achievements big and small.
Our Theme this half term is ‘I am more than a name’ and in English our focus books will be The One and Only Ivan and The Firework Makers Daughter We will learn how to write expanded noun phrases and describe characters and settings.
In History are topic is Coal Mining; we will be looking at how coal mining has changed throughout history. The children are already very keen on learning about how children and animals were used in mines, as well as learning about local coal mines. If you have any relatives that worked in the coal mines or have visited the coal mining museum these are good things to be talking to your child about.
In Art, we will be looking at the work of local artist Henry Moore. The children will be looking at his famous abstract sculptures some of which can be found at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. They will also practise different techniques with clay to create their own sculptures exploring form and movement.
Our Maths focus will be numbers and the number system introducing number work to include numerals over 1000. By the end of year 4 the children will be expected to know all of the times table and in June they will take a short times table test. The children can practise their times tables by using the Times Table Rock Star website, this helps to improves the pace as well as the table skills. The children can even challenge Mrs Stevens and Mrs Shires to a times table battle!
PE days are and Please send your child in their PE kit on PE days and they will stay in it all day. All items should be named. Outdoor kit is required at the moment.
Spellings are been done in school every morning so your child will not be bringing home a spelling book. Children should use spelling shed to practise their spellings and they will be given out on Wednesday and then tested the following Wednesday.
Reading is a very important skill that the children need to access all areas of the curriculum, you can support us with your child’s reading journey by listening to your child read for 10 minutes every night. This can then be recorded in the reading record.
Mathletics activities will be set for homework on a weekly basis.
We have had a great start to the year and can’t wait to learn and grow together as a class over the next academic year.