welcome to class 4
Class Teacher: Mrs Porter
Hello! Welcome to Class 4. We work really hard, but we have loads of fun too! Children in Class 4 make lots of decisions, for themselves, about how they learn and what they learn. Hopefully, they will be inspired to become life-long learners.
During the first half of the Autumn term, Class 4 will focus on place value and investigating how our number system works. This will involve:
This term, Class 4's book is "I Was a Rat!" by Philip Pullman. This is an entertaining and funny book! As well as reading and discussing the text, the children will have opportunities for drama, and writing letters, diaries and newspaper articles.
Our theme for the Autumn term is Ancient Rome. We will learn about how the Romans invaded Britain, as well as thinking about the impact their way of life had on our civilisation and culture. Making links to maths and art, will will investigate the patterns in mosaics, and design our own symmetrical mosaics.
In science, we will be learning all about living things and their habitats, making use of our rich and diverse local area to explore habitats and engage in learning outside the classroom. See our Blog for some photos of the "stick" insects we made!
Year 4 are really lucky to have a Sports Plus coach helping in our PE lessons this term. We have been learning hockey this half term; after half term, we will try out some dance based on the Haka, and another outdoor invasion game.
You can learn at home too. Click on the buttons below to practice skills and have fun!
How you can help your child
We value the work parents do to support their child's learning through homework. In Class 4, the children are given both maths and English homework every week. The homework will be set on a Friday and should be handed in on the next Tuesday.
Children are also expected to read at least three times a week, and to record this in their reading records. The books they read can be from school, home or the library. In Class 4, it is really important to spend time talking to your child about their reading, asking questions and giving them the opportunity to explain their understanding. In addition, it is an expectation that children bring their reading diaries to school every day so that reading done within school can be recorded and any comments or reminders can be written within them.
Daily practice of multiplication and division facts is also very important in Class 4 as you're going to need these facts on the tip of your tongue to help you to complete more formal calculations in class. We recommend that you spend 5-10 minutes each morning, possibly after breakfast, practising. There are lots of ways that you can practise: singing; matching cards; writing the multiplication and division facts down; using a timer to beat your score; or using an app on a tablet.
Class 4 have Forest School on alternate Wednesday afternoons. The dates for the end half of the Autumn term are:
PE is on Friday afternoons. Please help your child remember that long hair must be tied back, and earrings must be removed. If your child cannot take their earrings out, please provide tape or plasters to put over the earrings, to reduce the risk of any injuries during the lesson.
If you have purchased a CC logo tracksuit top and bottoms then your child will be able to wear their PE kit underneath this and come to school in their tracksuit. If you do not wish to purchase the tracksuit and bottoms then your child must wear their school uniform to school as usual and keep their PE kit in school.