Hello and welcome to Year 4!
We have a very exciting year ahead with lots of fun learning to do.
Our teachers in year 4 are Miss Adams, Mr Paton and Mrs Willshire.
Working with our teachers are Miss Tayor who works as a learning support assistant in Mrs Willshire’s class and Mrs Milton works alongside Mr Paton as a learning support assistant.
As part of out imaginary worlds topic in English, we were visited by author
Cat Weatherill . We had an immersive experience in the immersion room where we used our imagination to transport ourselves to another world.
In science we have been learning about teeth.
Why do we need our teeth? What do they do?
Very importantly we have been learning how to care for our teeth. Year 4 have started the Colgate challenge.
The Colgate challenge is a 30 day challenge where the children have to brush their teeth twice a day and then record it on their Colgate chart!
Some important information:
English and maths homework will be given out on a Wednesday and collected the following Wednesday.
Spellings will be given out on Thursdays for a test the following Thursday.
PE is on a Wednesday, please ensure you have a white t.shirt, black short and pumps.
Can we remind parents that football kits are not allowed for PE lessons.
Reading books will be changed regularly. Children will read on a regular basis with the teacher or learning support assistant on a 1:1 basis, please ensure your child’s book is in school every day.
We started year 4 using “Voices in the Park” by Anthony Browne. By using just the pictures of the text we have created exciting adjectives to describe what is happening in the pictures. Through the text we have used role play to create speech and develop a further understanding of the text. We wrote in 1st person from the viewpoint of one of the dogs to create a wow write.
Following on from “Voices in the Park”, we studied The Ghost thief. This was a spooky story that gave us lots of opportunities to develop our reading skills.
This week, we are developing the skills and vocabulary to write a setting description of an imaginary world.
We have started the year looking at counting in multiples and place value of 4 digit numbers.
The children have used a range of resources to help them to understand how to count in multiples securely.
Each child has log on details and a password for times tables rock stars. Please encourage your child to complete these as often as possible as times tables knowledge is incredibly important. Times tables rock stars is a free APP that can be downloaded unto any mobile device. Throughout the year competitions are held using times tables rock stars.
WEBSITES TO HELP IN MATHS.
In history we have started to research The Anglo Saxons.
Our music for the Autumn term we will be working with Miss White to create a performance that you are all invited to in December.
Science work has involved the classification of animals.
Do you know what a herbivore is? A carnivore?
We then moved onto looking at teeth and their functions. Can you name them all?
Websites to help:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yrikH2QEFA