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!
Our topic this term will be The Ancient Egyptians! We will look at why they had such an impact on the world, their lasting legacy and relate it to the other civilisations we have studied previously - Stone Age Man, The Ancient Greeks, The Romans and The Normans. Our topic will span the curriculum, meaning we will look at Egyptian art, buildings, poetry and write about what we have learnt through fiction and non-fiction writing.
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 the children will be let out on a Wednesday by Mrs Playle/the cover teacher and Week 2 on a Tuesday the children will be let out by Senor Castro/Mrs Howard.
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 four 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. 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 weekly times tables test and they will be made aware of the times table that they need to work on.