Welcome to 4M and 4L
Our teachers are Mrs Moon and Miss Long. Our teaching assistant are Mrs Foote and Mrs Pedley. Our P.E. days are a Monday and Tuesday (Year 4 PPA). Please make sure your child's P.E. kit is in school every day. This should include warm clothes and suitable outdoor footwear. Please make sure all items are labelled.
Your child will still bring home a library book and there is still the expectation that they read at home five times a week. It is very important that your child has their reading record in school everyday, as they might be using these more often than just their reading day.
Our science for Term 1 is focussed on Electrical Circuits. Our Science for Term 2 is focussed on Sound.
These are the objectives we will cover over the next two terms;
- Construct a simple circuit and identify the circuit basic parts.
- Recognise that a switch opens and closes in a circuit and the impact of this.
- Recognise some of the common conductors and insulators.
- Identify whether a lamp will light in a series circuit.
- Identify how sound is made associating some of the sounds with something vibrating
- Find patterns between the pitch and volume of sounds and distance
Our current Power of Reading book is 'Electrigirl' by Jo Cotterill and illustrated by Cathy Brett.
Using this book we will be exploring fiction writing. We will be using this book to learn how to add detail using noun phrases and to start our sentences with fronted adverbials. We are also looking forward to experimenting with figurative devices (similes, metaphors, hyperbole etc). The children will be using their prediction skills and making inferences using the text for evidence.
Reading: We ask that you read with your child 5 times a week. This only needs to be a 10 minute session and you don’t have to finish a whole book every time. We will be continuing with our ‘Reading Challenge’, so make sure you record each read in their log book as this will contribute.
Your child will have free choice with their library book and they will be given opportunities to change this during the week.
Reading does not have to be limited to the books children bring home from school. It can include any books they have at home, reads with siblings or reading books from the local library.
Spelling: Children will be given a list of spellings each week. These will be included in a weekly dictation. These spellings and the dictation will be in their homework book. Spellings will be set and the dictation completed every Friday.
The children will be continuing with maths planets. There are sample papers on the maths page on the website to give you an idea of what each stage will look like. Please practise your child’s maths facts at least 3 times a week. If your child is stuck on a level for more than 4 weeks then we will intervene at school.
Alongside these please continue to practise times table facts. Each Friday we will complete a times table challenge in class, so that by the end of Year 4 the children are able to recall all their times table facts up to 12 x 12.
In Year 4, children need to be able to read digital and analogue 24 hour time. Continual practice of this at home will hugely support their learning in class.