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 2
Welcome back! I hope you have had a wonderful half term.  Our topic for this term will be 'Playlist' which will involve the children learning about music and dance and the history behind this. In Literacy the children will be writing poetry, creating song lyrics and writing narratives with the class book being 'Why Beethoven threw the stew' This term we will be engaging the children with a visit from Mr Manwaring and the big band as well as allowing the children to use a variety of instruments.The children will then go on to design a castle as well as character In Maths we will be working on place value, geometry including shapes and measures. In Science our focus this term is 'Sound' where the children will be looking at how the ear works as well as how sounds are made. In PSHE we will focus on budgeting our money as well as important people in the community who help us. The children will also be using laptops and ipads to research and create files based upon our topic. For music and drama we will be continuing to practice for our upcoming production 'The X Factory' 
Our P.E. lessons are on a Thursday 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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