This year we are continuing to adopt an exciting, thematic approach to teaching. This allows children to make connections between areas of learning and consolidate skills. All the themes chosen deliver the programmes of study for the National Curriculum. MFL, R.E and Science will continue to be taught discretely.
In Class 4 this term, we will be developing our understanding of place value, including ordering, comparing, rounding numbers and Roman numerals. The four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) will be at the heart of our maths learning with more formal methods then being used and then applied through problems. There will be a strong focus on times tables, rapidly recalling them in preparation for the National Multiplication Test.
This term, in English, will focus on a suspense unit, followed by Newspaper writing linked to our topic of Fanta’SEA’ World. The children will be encouraged to use a variety of vocabulary, conjunctions, fronted adverbials and punctuation in order to engage the reader and make their writing exciting. We will continue to work on spelling, grammar and punctuation (SPaG) throughout the year during daily starter activities.
In Science, we will be learning about ‘States of Matter’. They will be exploring solids, liquids and gases and the processes of heating, cooling, freezing and melting as well as the water cycle. The children will have the opportunity to design and carry out a variety of experiments, selecting the most appropriate ways to record their work.
Our PE sessions during Autumn Term 1 : Tuesday and Thursday.
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. In the interests of safety, no jewellery, including earrings, should be worn on PE days.
Children in Class 4 receive regular homework. Spellings will be given out on Monday and tested on the following Monday. Children are still expected to complete a reading journal activity of their choice after every book. Children should aim to complete at least one reading journal activity per week (examples of reading journals activities will be stuck inside their Reading Journal Book). Additional creative homework (purple book) will also be given out throughout the year.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me, I will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you for your continued support.
As well as raising money for Children In Need we also enjoyed a visit from Tettenhall Firefighters and couldn't help dressing them up!
Class 4 had a fantastic day at the Sealife Centre. We learned all about the ways we can protect our oceans, ready to do our podcasts next week!
Class 4 have produced some fantastic leaflets all about life aboard the Titanic. We looked at the differences between the upper and lower classes using a range of sources.
Super titanic timelines!
Super titanic timelines!
Class 4 had a fantastic time exploring under the sea using virtual reality (VR) googles. We saw the different layers of the ocean and the animals that had adapted to live in each zone.
Class 4 were very excited to meet our new friends in class today. We have decided to call them Bubble and Squeak.
Class 4 had a fantastic day today at Longnor Farm learning about where our food comes from and why it is important to stay healthy. We had a tour of the farm and learned about how cheese was produced, then we prepared a delicious healthy meal with the help of Idris Caldora, a chef for the England women's football team!
Class 4 had a fantastic time learning about stranger danger with the help of Trudy, a Police Community Support Officer. We learned about how to protect ourselves from strangers in everyday life and online.
Class four had an exciting history lesson, finding out about the role of an archaeologist. We looked at a variety of artefacts and discussed what they might tell us about the past.
In Science club this week, we have been looking at chemical reactions. We combined vinegar and baking powder to create a foamy fountain!
Class 4 really enjoyed their Asia Day! We dressed up in traditional clothing, painted Chinese fans and made some delicious chapatis with the help of our parents!
Class 4 had a fantastic time joining in with Armistice Day activities. We created some super newspaper articles about the end of the war and made poppy sun-catchers.
In R.E. this week, Class 4 have been learning about the Torah. We made our own Torah scrolls and demonstrated the ways that it is shown respect.
This week, Class 4 have been text detectives! We have been spotting the features of newspaper articles and explaining their purpose.
Photos from 2017/2018
Some members of Class 4 took part in a Bikeability workshop. They received their level 1 certificates, which meant they were able to do things like control a bike with one hand, start and stop with control and ride alongside other cyclists and pedestrians.
Year 4 had an exciting visit from Severn Trent to learn about water use and sewage treatment. We found out how water travels around the water cycle and, in groups, we measured out the water use of different families to identify water savers and water wasters.
Supporting Children In Need