Welcome to Barnardo Class!
Our topic for this term is entitled:
We are Global Citizens
Hello and welcome to Year 4!
We cannot wait to get started with our learning in Year 4. The autumn term is jam-packed with exciting new things to learn! Our main topic focus for this term will be Geography, where we will be learning what it takes to become a 'Global Citizen!' Do you know what that means? In Science, we will learn about materials and their properties and find out where our water comes from and our first Art and Design focus is 3D sketching and Power Prints!
For the first half term, we will be working hard to revise and learn lots of new grammar and punctuation skills (GPS) for Year 4. Our Active Read text takes us to Narnia with the classic story of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Our writing will also be linked to this and other quality stories taken from our Monty Reads List for Year 4.
In Maths, we will be consolidating our knowledge of place value, learning different methods to add and subtract larger number and of course continuing to work towards passing our Multiplication Check Assessment in June next year. In order to do this, we must regularly practise our times tables on TTRS and our Key Instant Recall Facts which this term is to fluently learn the 6 and 12 X tables alongside their corresponding division facts. Our R.E lessons will focus on the teachings of Buddhism and Christianity. In ICT, we will be furthering our understanding of e-safety when using devices in and out of school and our PSHE lessons will look at becoming a 'team' and what it takes to be us in our world. For the autumn term our P.E will be every Tuesday and Friday. On these days, please come dressed in your Montgomerie P.E kit with an earrings removed and long hair tied back. We will be having Hockey and Fitness sessions each week and both sessions will be held outside.
Year 4 Monty Reads list:
This term we are reading The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Planet in a Pickle Jar and Odd and the Frost Giants
Year 4 will be taking the Government Multiplication Checker Assessment in June next year - click below for more information
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS:
Please ensure ALL items of uniform including coats, shoes, water bottles and lunch boxes are clearly named
Children must come to school wearing their P.E kit on their P.E days (Remember children need to remove earrings and have suitable clothing for the colder days as we will be going outside in all weathers)
If you wish to speak to a teacher please come and see us at the door or email into the school office on email@example.com
Extended Learning Expectations:
Read as much as possible and record in your new orange Reading Journal - You can read both AR books and your Reading for Pleasure book from home or our classroom reading area. You can write your own reading comments in your planner and parents/carers can make comments too.
GPS - Weekly and half termly spelling lists to practise in your homework book
Lucky Listeners - Please make sure you read the text as much as possible and collect your signatures from your 'Lucky Listeners!'
Maths/Times Tables - You are expected to log on to Times Table Rockstars at least twice a week and you will have a weekly Maths task linked to our class learning. KIRF (Key Instant Recall Facts) to practise
Here's to an exciting new term with lots of fantastic new learning!
Mrs. Hughes, Mrs. Morgan and Mrs. Drewer - The Year 4 Team!