Welcome to Year Four! We are also known as Cobalt Class.
Teacher: Miss Richardson
Student Teacher: Mr. King
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Middleton and Miss Agacy
Thank you for regularly washing your hands and staying in your key stage bubbles at school to improve school hygiene. Here are some of the things we will be learning in Summer 2.
What’s that noise? A bash? A crash? A shake, a rattle, or a low, bass hum? Which do you prefer – an acoustic singer or a booming brass band? A solitary voice singing sweetly and quietly or a magnificent choir lifting the roof? Take out your earplugs as you journey through the valley of sound and find out about instruments, the sounds they make, and how they are produced. Discover how sounds are made and which sounds travel the furthest. Then, sing up and compose a class song for the local talent contest, Class Factor. Can you write a number one hit? Be sure to stand up straight, warm up your voice and sing your heart out. When your performance is done, sit back and listen to calming classical melodies, a soothing lullaby, or your favourite boy band ballad. If you haven't guessed our project this term is 'Playlist'!
This term we will be writing poetry, song, narrative and posters to apply our knowledge of writing and music. We have written in some of these forms before, so we will be using our drafting skills to advance our writing onto a Year 4 level. As a class, we have been working hard to include complex vocabulary, conjunctions, openers and more advanced punctuation to elevate our writing. We'll be sending home our assessment checklist to help us keep our writing consistent.
Over the term, we will be covering; addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals, shape, time & graphs to solidify our mathematical knowledge. We will be learning new methods and recapping previous learning to build on these topics and deepen our understanding to apply them at a Year 4 standard. If you want to practice any of these topics at home, you can find related Maths games on BBC Bitesize as well as TimeTable Rockstars.
P.E is on a Monday and Thursday afternoon. Please come to school dressed in your P.E kit. You will need your green DGFS top, black or blue shorts and plimsolls/trainers. Please leave a bottle of sun cream in your child's bag for days when it is very hot as PE will be taught outside.
Your homework will be submitted online to prevent the transmission of Covid-19. Our homework grid is attached to the bottom of the class page and you can choose a weekly task to complete. Homework is to be uploaded before Friday each week and will be marked online the following week. If you have problems uploading onto your Eschools account please send photos of your homework to the class email.
Thank you for supporting learning at home.
In school we read daily, as a class during guided reading, and when reading our individual reading books to an adult. To help your child's reading progression please read at home for an additional 10- 15 minutes, despite books not coming home. This gives you the flexibility to read anything that interests your child, whether it is their favourite book, something online or magazines etc. While you can't take books home read from here you can find many books here:
Spelling and Cracking Times Tables
Spellings are also on our class page below. Please practice your spellings for tests on Tuesdays. Words come from the national curriculum for Year 4. We appreciate children will have different confidence levels, so we have differentiated them accordingly. Children will now complete their spelling tests on a separate piece of paper due to requests asking for the spellings to come home, now you can see which to continue working on. Spellings will be marked as soon as possible and sent home, thank you for being involved with your child's phonetic progress.
Cracking Timetable tests take place every Tuesday. So, make sure to use the TT Rock Star app at home to practice!
Thank you for your support at home and in school, we know there have been a lot of changes, but the adults and children are adapting fantastically! Any questions or concerns please call or email the school office/class email and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!