Year 4 - Cobalt

Welcome to Year Four! We are also known as 'Cobalt Class' or 'Top of the School!'
Teacher: Mrs Barry
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Ball 
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Summer 1
Welcome back! I hope you have had a wonderful Easter break.  Our topic for this term will be '1066' which will involve the children learning about the Battle of Hastings and the history since then. In Literacy the children will be creating job applications for the king, writing kennings poems and writing diary entries in role. This term we will be engaging the children with a visit to Warwick Castle where the children will learn all about the Battle as well as watch shows. The children will then go on to design a castle as well as character descriptions. In Maths we will be working on place value, addition and subtraction as well as area, perimeter and co-ordinates. In Science our focus this term is 'Living things and their habitats' where the children will be looking at the habitats of insects as well as climate change and the impact. In PSHE we will focus on conflict and how we resolve this as well as pollution and bullying. Our RE topic is 'Hinduism' and we will look at the history of the faith as well as the importance of prayer and our own beliefs. The children will also be using laptops and ipads to research and create files based upon our topic.
Our P.E. lessons are on a Wednesday afternoon and a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that P.E. kits are in on both of these days. Most P.E. kits will not need washing weekly and plimsolls are sometimes needed at other points during the week, so please leave all P.E. kits at school for the term.
Your child’s homework will be given out on a Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday when the homework will be marked. A spellings and times table test will be on a Friday morning. Please encourage your child to learn their spellings by using the read-cover-write-check system.
Your child will be given a reading book and reading diary. They will need to keep their reading diary and book in their book bags to bring to school every day so that we can read. If your child's reading book is not in school regularly, I will keep the book at school. I would encourage you to read with your child as often as possible as this also helps to improve your child’s spelling and writing. Please sign your child’s reading diary as we award house points for every time your child reads at home.

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