Year 4 - Cobalt

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

 

It has been wonderful saying hello to you all again after our long absence. Thank you for regularly washing your hands and staying in your key stage bubbles at school to improve our school hygiene. Here are some of the things we will be learning in Autumn Term 1.


Project 

Our project this term is 'Burps, Bottoms and Bile', which focuses on science! We will be discovering the organs in the body that contribute to our digestive system and discovering how it works when we consume foods and liquids. Not only are we looking inside our chest and tummies but also inside our mouths, discussing the importance of dental hygiene. We will be comparing teeth to animals and highlighting the importance of good health and practice. Our science project will easily carry cross curricular as we compare and read nutritional information in numeracy and complete science investigations in literacy. 

 

Literacy

In Autumn Term Cobalt’s will be using their learning on Burps, Bottoms and Bile to inspire and produce different forms of writing. The forms we cover this term are fact files, idioms fantasy narrative, slogans and persuasive texts. We build on the skills required to write in each of these forms accurately during the week to then master in our fortnightly Big Write assessments to measure individual progress. From this we can focus on targets to improve children's writing. 

 

Maths

Over the term we will be covering place value, addition, subtraction, shape, data, multiplication and division. We will be recapping previous knowledge and building on topics to deepen our understanding and application to a Year 4 standard. 

 

 

P.E.

Is on a Monday and Friday 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. I would advise wearing black or blue tracksuit bottoms and tops/school jumpers, as P.E will be taught outside unless it is raining. 

 

Homework

Your homework will be submitted online to prevent contamination by bringing books from school to home. The homework grid is attached to our page and you can choose a weekly task to complete. Please title your homework so I know what task you have chosen. Homework is to be uploaded every Thursday and marked/given feedback online. 

 

Reading

Reading books will not be sent home so it is particularly important to read daily for 10 -15 minutes using any material from home. Please return any books that you've had at home to be clean and replaced in school. Thank you! 



Spelling and Cracking Times Tables 

Spellings are also on our class page below. Please practice your spellings for tests on a Thursday. Words come from the national curriculum for Year 4. We appreciate children will have different confidence levels so we are sending home spellings asking you to learn a minimum required amount. Children will complete their spelling tests in their spellings books which will remain in school. Spellings will be marked after the books have been left to decontaminate for 24 hours and results will follow. 

Cracking Times Table 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 their have been a lot of changes but the adults and children are adapting fantastically well! 

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