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.
Mrs Milner will be reading the book a Winter's Child which is linked to our Science topic this term. we will write a fantasy sequel, write setting descriptions as well as writing a recount. We will focus on past tense, using a range of conjunctions as well as learning how to include dialogue in stories.
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 measurement as well as multiplication and division. In our measurement lessons we will finding equivalent measurements, convert measurements, add and subtract lengths as well as finding the perimeter.
In our multiplication and division lessons we learn how:
- to multiply and divide by 10 and 100
- Multiply and divide by 3, 6, 9 and 7
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.
History and DT: This term we will be finding out about how the Ancient Greeks influence our society. We will look at where Greece is, timeline of the historic period, using a range of sources to find out about the Olympics, Greek religion, democracy as well as finding out about famous buildings. This will then lead into our Design and Technology lessons, where we will build our own Greek temple!
Science: In Science, we are focusing on States of matter. We will develop and showcase an understanding of all areas of states of matter, including:
- comparing and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
- observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
- identifying the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature
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