Year 4 - Cobalt

Welcome to Year Four! We are also known as Cobalt Class.
 

Teacher: Mrs Barry

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Gatehouse 

 

I hope you had a wonderful Summer break and were able to enjoy family time! 

Here are some of the things we will be learning in Autumn 1.

 

Topic 

Our topic this term is Traders and Raiders. During this topic we will be learning about the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons and their timelines. We will also be completing topic webs and researching key facts such as homes, clothes and food. 

 

Literacy

This term we will be writing reports, character profiles, narratives and looking at myths and legends. 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 will be working hard to include complex vocabulary, conjunctions, openers and more advanced punctuation to elevate our writing. 

 

Maths

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.

P.E is on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Please come to school dressed in your P.E kit. You will need your green DGFS top, black or blue shorts or tracksuit bottoms and plimsolls/trainers. Your child can also wear the DGFS hoodie. 

 

Homework

Your homework will be handed out at the beginning of each term as well as spellings. 2-3 pieces of home work need to be completed and handed in by Wednesday in books. Homework will be marked on Friday each week books handed back out ready for the next week.  

 

Reading

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 20- 30 minutes. We are also introducing reading buddies (class teddies) who will go home each week with the children to help support reading. 


Spelling and Cracking Times Tables 

Spellings are also on our class page below. Please practice your spellings for tests on Fridays. We appreciate children will have different confidence levels, so we have differentiated them accordingly. 

Cracking Timetable tests take place every week So, make sure to use the TT Rock Star app at home to practice!  

 


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