Year 4

Year 4 are ready to tackle Spring 2 and hope that the sunshine will be with us!

Miss Dennison & Mrs Gough

This term our topic will be Will George ever be the king of England? During this half term we will be finding out about the Monarchy, learning about family trees and carrying out research about the Royal family both past and present. We will create fact files and biographies about important people in British History including our current Queen, Elizabeth and Henry VIII.

In maths fractions will continue to be the focus this half term moving on to adding and subtracting various fractions and then finding fractions of various quantities.

In English we will be reading Firebird during which we will be writing in role, composing poetry and exploring writing in role. We will also be creating information texts and writing biography’s as part of our theme work.

Guided reading takes place 4 mornings a week where children spend two sessions reading with an adult and two sessions completing comprehension activities related to what they have read.

We will have weekly spelling tests and there will also be a focus on extending vocabulary and learning new words and their meanings.

Please encourage your child to read things other than their school reading book- other books, magazines, articles online- anything! We are continuing to inspire all our children to enjoy and to read for pleasure, it is the key to everything in life and has a positive knock affect across all subject areas. Myself and Mrs Gough are continuing to read the second Harry Potter book- The Chamber of Secrets to the children as our class reader which I know they are enjoying. We are always on the hunt for our next class reader, all suggestions welcome! They actively enjoy being read to and it doesn’t matter how old they are, or how good they are at reading being read to is still assisting progress and will develop their readers voice too. Any opportunity for bedtime stories I’m sure all Year 4 children would love!

P.E. will be on Wednesday please make sure that P.E. kits including footwear (pumps or trainers) are at school at all times. This year we are lucky enough to have Premier Sports working with us so there will be extra P.E. sessions that may not be on our set P.E. day. We obviously don’t want anyone to miss out and if they don’t have kit and correct footwear it may mean they can’t join in.

Miss Briers will teach Y4 on a Monday afternoon and will be covering their science topics with them.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to speak to either Mrs Gough or myself.

We are looking forward to a fantastic year of learning, laughter and memory making with all of our class!

Team Y4 2018-19