Year 4

Welcome to Class 4
 
Your class teacher is Mr Mackenzie.
 
The TA in our class is Mr Foster.
 
 
Click on the link  to look in detail at what we are doing this term.
 
English
During the first part of Summer 1, we will be immersed in composing and performing sonnets. Following on from this we will create our very own narrative fables. Finally, we will finish the half term looking at newspaper articles to inform others about living things and their habitats. 
Maths
We will spend time recapping our knowledge of decimals, including: adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator and recognising and writing decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths. 
 
We will be learning about money. In particular, solving simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places. We will be learning how to estimate, compare and calculate different measurements, including money in pounds and pence. 
 
Finally, we will be learning about time, converting between different units of measure (hour to minute). 
Important Spring Dates
 
 
 
Monday 25th April- School Returns
 
Friday 27th May- Last Day
 
Tuesday 7th June- School Returns
 
Friday 21st July- Last Day of the school year
Home learning
 
Each week children will have spelling; the spellings will be handed out on Tuesday and set on Spelling Frame.   TTRS and reading, as well as some IXL activities to complete. Any extra support you can provide for your children is much appreciated.
Please could you help your child learn their times tables.
For example, singing times tables songs, quickfire times tables questions or fun times tables games. 
 
Thank you for your continued support. 
 
PE
On days that we have PE, children should wear their PE kit coming into school and stay in it all day. Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. PE kit is a plain white t-shirt, navy shorts and/or navy tracksuit bottoms/ jogging pants with either plimsolls or trainers. The children should wear their school jumper as normal. 
Reading
 
The children have completed their 'Star Reading Assessment' and now have reading books matched to their individual comprehension level. 
Please encourage your child to read everyday  and those on Accelerated Reader to quiz as we will be tracking their reading success.
RE
Our first unit this term is 'Pentecost - New Life'. In this unit pupils must consider 'What's so important about new life?' We will discuss how we can hear and live the Easter message of new life. 
Then we will move on to 'Reconciliation'. Throughout this unit we consider 'Why are bridge-builders important in life?' reflecting on admitting when we are wrong and reconciling with God and each other. 
 
Handwriting practice can be found on letter join. Link below. 
 
 
Username: gt1054
Password: home
 
On a tablet the username is the same and the swipe code is the shape of a capital ‘L.’