Welcome to Year 4
Miss Clancy (Class Teacher of 4C)
Mr Lowe (Class Teacher of 4L)
Miss Done (4L), Mrs Makin and Mrs Giblin (4C)
Autumn Term (2) in Year 4:
Welcome to our Year 4's page!
Swimming-Mr Lowe's class will go to Walkden Swimming Baths every Monday afternoon at 12:30pm and will return back to school in time for 3pm.
Miss Clancy's class will be going swimming after Christmas- further information will follow nearer the time.
Swimming Kits- A swimming cap, towel and either a full swimming costume (one piece suits only) or trunks (not shorts).
English:-English lessons will focus on creating atmosphere and detail through engaging language choices, while ensuring good punctuation and exciting sentence variation. Making sure our handwriting is carefully formed in the cursive script and we are applying our grammar skills, which is at the forefront of learning. To create some fantastic writing, we will by solely focusing on a whole school shared text called 'Inside the Villains.' This is a fantastic pop-up book that reveals the secrets of the most famouis fairy-tale villains. We will explore and read about each villain on their character description, personality card and highlight their strengths and weaknesses. We will then by focusing on how to write a character description, instructional writing, a newspaper article and many more features of writing throughout Autumn 2 term.
Key Text:- Inside the Villains by Clotilde Perrin
Reading:-It is very important that each child has an enjoyment of reading. There is a book for everyone! I really hope that the children continue to be encouraged to read as often as possible outside of school and as a result of daily guided sessions, independent reading time and listening to our class story at the end of each day. Remember, comprehension and an appreciation of what you have read is of equal importance to speed and fluency. The children need to bring their books into school each day and their reading record needs to be signed each week by an adult. Thank you for your help with this. Don't forget that those children who have read each week will be entered into our class raffle draw and the winner will receive a prize at the end of each half term- their very own choice of a brand new book!
Reading Celebration:- We are exploring a range of literature throughout lessons everyday and we are celebrating a book to end every school day at 2:45pm. The children have already shared a keen interest in loaning the class library books.
We will also be holding a year group assembly each week to celebrate what we have read in school and at home and share a story time session together. During this assembly, there is a reward certificate for the child who has impressed the class with their impressive reading skills and more importantly their enjoyment of a book.
Mathematics:-Remember to use your TT Rockstar account. If you have difficulty logging on or have lost/forgotten your details please contact Miss Clancy or Mr Lowe.
Each week will consist of daily Mathematics lessons, where we will concentrate on our understanding of the number system and securing formal calculation methods. Learning these methods, alongside the multiplication tables, will be of huge benefit as the children continue through Year 4 and beyond. By the end of Year 4, children should know all of their tables (up to 12X12) off by heart. Some of the objectives we will cover include: counting in multiples of 8s, Roman Numerals, converting between the 12 and 24 hour clock, rounding with decimals and solving problems involving money. Lots to be getting on with!
Autumn 2 (Second Half Term)-
Multiplication and division mixed word problems
Science:-Autumn 2:- Sound
Throughout the autumn term we will be focusing our scientific lessons on sound. We will explore the different sounds we hear, why we hear them and the different levels of pitch each sound will make and how we see them varying in wavelength.
We have already explored how the sound is created with a fantastic science sound day workshop where the scientist (Sam) got all the children actively involved and explored how different pieces of equipment made different levels of sound. It was a very practical day, and all the children had the opportunity to explore these pieces of equipment and show their classmates the varying noise it made. Year 4 loved this workshop and were fully engaged throughout!
All the children in Year 4 as well are experts at how to make a 'straw flute.' Maybe they can show you how to make one as they loved making one during our science lesson last week.
Topic:-During the second half term of Autumn Term we will be focusing on the Vikings. We will explore the topic through cross curricular activities including art, DT, guided reading, English and mathematics.
Computing, Art and PSHEC:-Computing will look at the important aspect of keeping safe online. Art and Design and Design and Technology learning will link with our topic, while PSHEC will help us think about our friendships and different relationships in our lives, thinking about the positive qualities each and every one of us bring into the classroom.
Spellings and Homework:-Each week, a set of spellings will be provided, which the children should create sentences with, ready for an assessment of their learning the following week. Continued practise of the multiplication tables will also be encouraged as well as daily reading.
Our focus this year is to consolidate learning of keywords, spellings, timetables and reading each day from what we have learnt within the week. Thank you for all your support at home.
Spanish, Music and PE:Spanish and P.E is every Thursday afternoon. Please remember to bring the correct kit, ready for this day. This is a white T-Shirt, black shorts and a pair of black pumps. It would be ideal if this kit was clearly labelled and kept securely in a labelled P.E. bag, so that any misplaced items can be returned quickly.
Class Dojo- Each child will have a monster character. When they are seen working hard, trying their best, persevering, being kind, having consistent good behaviour and more they will be rewarded with points. If a child does not follow our school rules and values these points can be taken away.
Reading Raffle- Each time a child reads at home with their reading record signed a raffle ticket with their name will be entered into the reading jar. At the end of the half term one name will be pulled out and that child will have the opportunity to choose their very own book of Amazon to read and KEEP!
Smileys- The children receive green smileys for all the positive things they are seen doing in relation to the school rules. The smileys are celebrated each week and the children have goals to reach. Once the target amounts are met the children are rewarded within the Good News Assembly each Friday. The children are rewarded with certificates with a bronze, silver, gold and platinum reward. The rewards include stationary, books, an out of class activity and even a trip to the local café for a milkshake with Miss Julie and Mrs Watson!
Finally, remember school begins at 8:55 and children need to make sure that they are on time every morning. We want to impress Mrs Watson with our punctuality! We want to see everyone ready in the correct uniform, including the correct black footwear. Also, if your child attends an after-school club, then a signed letter will be required to inform us as to whom they will be collected by. Thank you.
Of course, if you have any questions or queries about your child's learning, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to speak with me via the school office.
Miss Clancy and MrLowe
Remember to add our class twitter page, @ClancyMiss, where all of the letters, school dates and key information is updated regularly.