Welcome to the Year 4 Class pages for 4M&4H
Here you will find all you need to know about the classes and what we are up to! Make sure you follow us on Twitter (website above) and Seesaw (log ins sent home) to see regular updates on what we have been doing in school and in lessons!
We will have two PE lessons per week so children need to have their kits in school at all times. PE kits will need to be in school on a Monday, to go home on a Friday for washing. If you would prefer your child's kit to stay in school throughout the half term, then that is fine. Due to the ongoing situation, we are unable to lend children kits and they will be unable to share kits too.
Our planning time is on a two week cycle: Week 1 (e.g. w/c 7.9.20) is on a Wednesday, so Mrs Lodder or Mrs Bulley will be seeing your child's class out. On Week 2 (e.g. w/c 14.9.20) is on a Tuesday and only Miss Marshall's class will be seen out by Senor Castro.
Our spelling tests will be every Friday. New spellings will be given on Friday to be learnt for the following Friday. The children will have five spelling lessons a week before their spelling test on Friday afternoon so there are plenty of opportunities for lots of practise inside and out of school.
It is vital your child reads as much as possible at home as well in school. We will be resuming normal guided reading in week 2 and we have spent the first week of school assessing where the children are. Do not worry if your child has brought home a different level to normal, as we want to build confidence before Year 4 objectives. Remember, we have fantastic resources like Bug Club and Reading Eggs which all the children have log ins for and can use at home and will be using in school.
This will go home every Friday on the Homework letter and will consist of spelling words to learn for the following Friday, as well as Maths homework. This could be on MyMaths (the children have log ins) or to continue to learn their target times tables at home and on TTRockstars if they wish. The children will take part in a Monday times tables test and they will be made aware of the times table that they need to work on.
Our History and Geography focus is the Romans! We will be studying them up until Christmas, learning about their impact locally and globally. As well as this, we will be learning about Roman Emperors and their contribution to the Empire, the expansion of the empire and what the Romans did for us! We'll look at what the Romans have left behind in our city and why York was a good place to settle! It will be great to build on our prior knowledge of Pompeii when we looked at volcanoes!
In Science we will be learning about Electricity! What it is and how it works, making circuits and thinking about how we use electricity in every day life.