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 Gatehouse and Miss Agacy 
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Autumn 1 
Welcome back! I hope you have had a wonderful summer holiday and enjoyed family time! Our topic for this term will be 'Traders and Raiders' which will involve the children learning about the history of the Vikings and Anglo Saxons. In Literacy the children will be writing character profiles, retelling the story of King Arthur and writing stories. This term we will be engaging the children with a morning of creating viking longboats and planning what they will need and what the best resources would be.In Maths we will be working on place value, addition and subtraction, shape and data. In Science our focus this term is 'Animals including Humans' where the children will be looking at the digestive system, teeth and predators and prey. In PSHE we will focus on the golden rules, birth and growth and recycling.The children will be researching the vikings and anglo saxons and looking at Hinduism and the history behind the religion. For music and drama we will be continuing to sing with Mr Manwaring. 
Our P.E. lessons are on a Monday and Friday 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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