In year 4 we have three classes.
Mr Goodman teaches 4G, Miss Baal teaches 4B and Mr Thomas teaches 4T. Throughout the year, our classes will also be taught by Mrs Wayne, Mrs Lock and Mrs Bennett. Our wonderful TLAs are Miss Hooper and Miss Starkey.
This year we have some fantastic learning themes.
Autumn term consists of two areas of history: the Victorians and World War 2. So far, the children have enjoyed an interactive workshop with Rainbow Theatre to explore Victorian life and this has resulted in them writing some wonderfully imaginative story settings, inspired by our class text Fair's fair. This half term, we have begun our exciting learning journey all about WW2; exploring how it felt to be evacuated. We will be writing some amazing newspaper reports on historic events and are very excited about being 'evacuated' to Tilford by coach on Thursday 29th November.
All Year 4 classes will have PE lessons on Mondays and Wednesdays and will need full PE kits (preferably named!). A gentle reminder that long hair should be tied back, and that no jewellery should be worn, including earrings. When the weather turns colder, the children are allowed to wear tracksuits as we will still be completing lessons outside.
This year the children will be learning to play the guitar! They will need to have their guitar (loaned from the school, or their own if they already have one) every Thursday. After their lesson, the children should take their guitars home to practise, bringing them in again the following week.
Homework will consist of reading, spellings, timestables, Maths and Home Learning Journal tasks.
Reading expectations: 3 x a week to an adult, signed each time in their reading diaries due every Monday.
Spellings: individual word lists to practise at home with a test every Friday.
Timestables: the children should be becoming more confident with their timestables and learning associated division facts at speed.
Maths: activities will be set on Mathletics and/or Purple Mash, with each child having their own individual log in to access at home.
Home Learning Journals: activities will be set regularly with clear hand-in dates on each task.