Welcome to Year 4. Our class teachers are Mrs Ferrell, Miss Clarke and Mrs Lees.
In year 4 we will be starting off the term with an exciting visit to the National Space Centre in Leicestershire. Children will get the chance to visit the planetarium and spend time in the galleries where they will see amazing exhibits from space.
In maths this term, our skills focus will be the 9x, 11x and 2x tables, halves of multiples of 10, doubles of multiples of 5, adding and subtracting 9 and 11 mentally. This will form the basis of maths homework. We will continue to consolidate our understanding of the four operations of number within maths lessons as well as covering fractions, decimals and area. In English we will be covering various text types and developing our skills as writers. The children will be writing space reports, scripts and stories. Reading continues to play an important role in our learning and we hope to broaden the children's experience of authors and genres.
Our science this term is our main topic and we will be learning about space and Earth and the various planets.
*Year 4 will have PE every Monday and Wednesday (please make sure kit is named).
*Year 4 will bring homework home on a Friday that will be due back by Wednesday.
*Spelling tests will take place on Wednesdays.
*In Year 4 children are expected to read every day and record this in their planners. Children of this age may well be fluent and competent readers, but still need to read aloud to others regularly. Children will move round the reading reward chart, which will work towards a reward at the end of the year.