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Welcome to Year 4

The teachers in Year 4 are:
Mrs Ali (4A)
and
Mr Cantelo (4C)

 

Also working in Year 4 are:

 Mrs Dudzinski and Mrs Pinto

 

Welcome to Year 4’s class page!

We have had a fantastic start to Year 4. The children are learning about many topics in history and science, such as The Vikings in history, exploring the lives and traditions of the Vikings and electricity in science, where the children are beginning to understand the way in which circuits work. They have made a great start in becoming role models for the new Year 3 classes and are adapting well to the challenges in Year 4.

Religious Education

Our Autumn topic in R.E. is ‘Beginning with the Church’ where the children will learn how to recognise, describe and give reasons for some religious symbols, words and phrases related to the Sacraments of Initiation and be able to describe and explain the meaning and purpose of a variety of forms of worship. The comprehensive lessons will aim to help the children to build reflectiveness in prayer.

English

In English, we are reading ‘Krindlekrax’ and learning about the trials an unassuming eleven year old boy faces as strives for the lead role in the school play as a hero. The children will explore the characters in detail and will have the opportunity to use drama to embed their understanding of the text. We will also be reading ‘The village that vanished’. In this story the children will be exploring the challenges of a young girl looking to protect her village. This book links in well with the Black history month celebrated in October.

Children will be exploring descriptive language and use of imagery within text.

Maths

In maths, we are working to consolidate our knowledge within numbers up to 1 million, understanding place value, number bonds and apply these within problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

It is important that the children are able to apply this knowledge into every day and relevant problems and can recognise the key mathematical vocabulary within word problems.

History

The children are developing their knowledge of the Vikings. In this topic we will be exploring the lives and traditions of the Vikings:

-Who the Vikings were.

-Where the Vikings fit on the timeline of history.

-How the Vikings lived: Structure of society

-Daily routines and diets.

-Archaeological evidence of Vikings

Science

In science, Year 4 are studying ‘electricity’. The children will have the opportunity to recognise electrical appliances and understand how circuits work. We will also be learning about ‘All living things and their habitats’. Throughout this topic the children will be identifying similarities and differences between different organisms. As well as this the children will be able to identify changes to their habitats and the effects these have on the species.

Expectations

We encourage all children to demonstrate a high standard of behaviour at all times in order to create a safe, respectful and happy learning environment.

Each class has participated in the process of making a set of ‘Golden Rules.’ The children have agreed to follow the rules as they understand that this will help their learning.

Respecting each other and all members of staff is expected and reflects the ethos of our school.

The children are required to listen carefully and to develop their self-control and concentration in class and in the playground.

Working together with parents and guardians plays a big part in establishing good relationships and standards of behaviour.

 

Homework

Subject

Day given

Day due

RE

Monday

Monday

Spellings & Sentences

Thursday

Wednesday

Maths (Topic related questions)

Friday

Monday

English (Reading comprehension)

Friday

Monday

  • Reading daily (30mins minimum)
  • Times tables (x1 –x12)
  • Diary check & signed (Friday)

 

There may also be additional topic homework sent home through the year to extend the children’s learning.

 

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to term ahead!

Oh, how precious time is! Blessed are those who know how to make good use of it. Oh, if only all could understand how precious time is, undoubtedly everyone would do his best to spend it in a praiseworthy manner!

~Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
 

As Headteacher and on behalf of all the members of St Michael & St Martin School community, I would like to welcome you to our school website. Within our school, we seek to create a supportive and friendly environment, where each child has the opportunity to develop spiritually, intellectually and socially.
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