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Class 4

Welcome to class 4! Our class is taught by Miss Hargreaves, with support from Mrs Nichols and Mrs Garnham assisting with our daily learning. To complete our fantastic team Mrs Gallagher will be teaching our class every Thursday afternoon and all day Friday. 

This term

This term our project is called 'Did a dinosaur drink this water?'. For this project, we will be looking at the water cycle exploring through Science, Art, Geography and DT. Our project lessons are shared with Class 3 through a carousel of activities every Wednesday afternoon. We will focusing on solids, liquids and gases and the changes in state, as well as the four main stages in the water cycle, evaporation, condensation, precipitation and collection. We will be describing the continuous movement of water on, above and below the surface of the Earth.

 Keep a look out for updates on what we've been up to on our class Twitter page where we will be sharing photos of our work. 

Reading and Literacy

In class 4 we are developing our comprehension and writing skills through our Literacy lessons each morning. We will also be developing our literacy skills through our termly project that will link with our themes of writing. Homework is given every other week and will link to previous learning covered in class. In addition, children have the opportunity to select and read from a wide range of exciting books with our Accelerated Reader programme, which is specifically targeted at each childs reading age. We encourage children to read a wide variety of texts and genres to enable them to progress their reading abilitity and comprehension skills. Accelerated reader quizzes are taken in school to support us in assisting children with their reading comprehension. It is important to ensure that children take their reading books home each day so that they are ready for afternoon reading time. However, most importantly, we endeavor to foster a love of reading and hope that you will be able to support your child in their reading development by reading with them at home as much as you can. 

Maths

In Class 4 we continue to build our Mathematical skills in arithmetic, reasoning and problem solving every morning through each objective. To begin this term, we will be building on our decimals and fractions to solve problems and calculations. Next, we will be putting our timestable knowledge to practice; learning multiplication and division facts in Multiplication and Division lessons.  In addition, we will also continue to develop our understanding of shape and Geometry. Maths homework will be sent home every other week and will always link to previous learning covered in class. If your child is struggling to complete their homework it is important that they come and speak to an adult in class on the Monday or Tuesday so that we can support them in the completion of their homework at school. 

By the end of Year 4, your child is expected to have learnt and be able to recall their times tables up to 12 x 12-  You can help your child by practising with them at home little and often to ensure they are confident for this term and are ready for Year 5. If you would like any resources or times table challenges to support you with this, please feel free to ask and we will make these available for you.

General Reminders

The children will have PE every Tuesday so please ensure PE kits (black shorts and a white t-shirt, with pumps or trainers) are brought to school on this day. This year we will have swimming lessons every Friday morning at Spenborough Pool and Fitness Complex, children should bring appropriate swimwear on this day to school.

Spellings will be handed out every Thursday, to prepare children for their spelling test on the following Thursday. Homework will be given out every Friday and should be handed in the following Wednesday. If your child is struggling with their homework or needs any further help they should come and speak to an adult before the hand in date. Your child can also attend homework club every lunchtime if they struggle to find the time at home. 

 

If you have any questions or would like to speak to us please come see myself or another member of staff at our door. Alternatively, please ring or e-mail school and I will be happy to contact you as soon as possible.  Thank you very much for your cooperation.

Miss Hargreaves

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