welcome to class 4
Class Teacher: Mrs Porter
Class Support: Miss Ashton
Welcome back for the Spring term. Please read over this update class page for new information about what we will be learning, as well as for days and dates for PE and Forest School.
During the first half of the Spring term, Class 4 will explore the perimeter of rectilinear shapes - shapes with straight sides that meet at right angles. Then we will explore the relationship between multiplication and division and develop written methods.
English and History
This half term, we will continue learning about the Ancient Romans in Britain. Topics to be investigated include Roman baths, religion, gods and goddesses, and food and daily life. The children will present some of their learning in a class assembly later in the term.
In science this term, we will be learning about animals, including humans. We will learn about teeth, the digestive system and food chains.
For the first half of the Spring term, Year 4 will be doing gymnastics for PE. This will involve developing control, tension and extension in bodies and limbs.
You can learn at home too. Click on the buttons below to practice skills and have fun!
Forest School **update**update**
Forest school is now on Monday afternoons.
Class 4 have been asked to change their day for outdoor learning. We apologise for any inconvenience or confusion. Class 4 will now have Forest School on alternate Monday afternoons. The dates for the first half of the Spring term are:
This term, Year 4 PE has changed days.
Our PE is now on Tuesday 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.
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.