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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 Straczek and Mrs Pinto

Spring Term

English

We have been learning about Tutankhamun’s life and the children have been investigating his mysterious death. In this exciting cross-curricular topic, the children have been able to immerse themselves and will be encouraged to use their imagination and investigative skills to solve the case. We will also be reading ‘The Egyptian Princess’ and ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’ as our Power of Reading texts which will provide the children with opportunities to develop their drama, speaking and listening and creative writing skills.

The children will be using their reading skills to predict and deduct key information from the text whilst also creating their own versions and outcomes of events from the story.

 

Handwriting- Pupils will be following the Penpals Handwriting programme and focussing on joining letters in all written work.

 

Comprehension- Pupils will be completing multiple comprehension tasks in order to improve their understanding and inference of texts.

 

Editing and evaluating work- After ‘Big Writes’ pupils are now beginning to use a green pen to check and edit their work to improve accuracy and spelling. This also re-enforces children to edit their work prior to it’s completion.

 

Guided Reading Reading skills will be explicitly taught to the children as well as developing inference of a carefully chosen text

 

 

Maths

We have been continuing children’s understanding on the topic of Time. Particularly converting between analogue and digital in addition to minutes and seconds.

We are also focusing on topics such as Fractions, Money, Decimal Places and also consolidating children’s knowledge in Division and Multiplcation. This involves doing weekly timed tests to improve upon existing knowledge.

 

Science

In science this term we will be exploring States of Matter.

The children will learn to:

  • Spellings takes place on Thursday morning.

  • Italian lessons have commenced this term. Year 4 have lessons on a Tuesday

  • PE Tuesday Afternoon with Mr Bell. Kits are to be brought in on a Monday and to be taken home on a Friday.

Homework

English and Maths Homework: Will be given out on Fridays to be returned on a Monday.

Homework includes:

  • Grammar

  • English (Comprehension based)

  • Maths

     

    RE Homework: To be handed out Mondays and due in the following Monday.

     

    Reading: Children should be reading for approximately 30mins per night. 15 mins independently and 15 mins aloud to a parents or guardian.

     

    Italian Homework: Children are given a small homework task, which is given on a Tuesday. This is due to be returned Wednesday.

     

    Spelling: Pupils receive weekly spelling homework n a Thursday. Pupils have a to learn these for a test the following week.

    Pupils have also been given a list in the Autumn Term with key vocabulary associated with each term from which they should learn and understand the meaning of these words.

     

    Pen Licenses: If your child is awarded a pen license, the class teacher will provide your child with a pen and his/her pen license. Once this pen has run out, it is then the children’s responsibility to then bring in their own blue pen to use. Berol/ Pilot Friction pens are very child friendly.

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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