Mrs Williams - Year 4 class teacher
Mrs Milner - Year 4 class teacher
Welcome back to a new term and a new year. We are happy to have all the children back and ready for another exciting term, and as a class we have already made an excellent start to our learning. The children have come back to school focused and excited about the learning opportunities we have in store for them.
This term Mrs Williams and Mrs Milner will share the curriculum, making links where possible and of course constantly sharing the achievements and progress of your children. As we share the class, we have different working days: Mrs Williams will teach every Monday and Tuesday, Mrs Milner will teach every Thursday and Friday, while Wednesday will be shared between us.
Please see the attached topic webs for an overview of this half term’s activities.
In handwriting we will continue to use the cursive style to practise the correct letter formation to ensure that children correctly join their letters when writing.
In order to support your child’s learning we ask that your child is heard to read by someone at least 3 times a week and a note made in their reading record books. Each Friday, Mrs Milner will look at the reading diaries and those who have read 3 times or more will recieve a golden ticket! This ticket will be placed in the basket and we will pick 6 winners each half term to recieve a prize. The more tickets that are in the basket, the more chances there are of winning! We will change books whenever the children put their book bags in the basket.
Maths: This term our main focus for mathematics will be Place Value. Children will understand how to find 1,000 more or less than a given number, recognise the place value of each digit in a four-digit number, and order and compare numbers beyond 1,000. They will learn how to round any number to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000 and solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers before learning how to count backwards through zero to include negative numbers.
Children need to know their times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of year so these will be practised daily. However, any additional support with this which you can provide to your child at home will be hugely beneficial to them.
P.E: Our PE lessons are on a Tuesday and Friday, please ensure children come dressed in their PE kits on these days.
Spellings: These will be practised as part of the school day.
Homework: Please focus on daily reading and Timestables Rockstars.
If you have any questions, please call in to speak to any member of the year 4 teaching staff and we will do our best to help.
Mrs Williams and Mrs Milner