welcome to class 4
Class Teacher: Mrs Small
Welcome to year 4. Please read on for information about our learning, as well as for days and dates for PE and Forest School.
This term, we will be multiplying and dividing by 0, 1, 10 and 100 and learning multiplication and division facts for six, seven and nine. We will also investigate the perimeter of rectilinear shapes.
English, Geography and History
Britain from the Air will be our theme for the second half of the autumn term. The focus will be to develop the geographical skills of map reading and understanding how landscapes and settlements develop. Our English lessons will be based on the story of The Snow Dragon by by Abi Elphinstone and Fiona Woodcock who also takes flight over the countryside and sees the world from above.
All matter is either a solid, liquid or gas. We will learn how and why materials change between these states by setting up our own experiments involving heating and cooling.
Invasion games such as football and rugby will be the focus of our PE lessons this term. PE will be on Wednesday afternoons. Please send children to school in their PE kits and suitable outdoor trainers.
You can learn at home too. Click on the buttons below to practice skills and have fun!
Forest school is on alternate Monday afternoons. The dates up to Christmas 2019 are:
Please ensure your child brings in appropriate clothing if the weather is wet or cold - coat, gloves, scarf, hat, boots.
PE is on Wednesday afternoons.
For one term only, starting on Friday 8 November until Christmas, there will be an extra PE lesson on Friday. This will focus on dance and will be led by a dedicated PE specialist from Worcestershire Sports Partnership.
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 on PE days. 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.
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.
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 Thursday 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 children are going to need these facts on the tip of their tongues to complete more formal calculations in class and the new national times table tests we will be taking part in at the end of the year. We recommend that you spend 5-10 minutes each morning or evening 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.