Welcome to Class 4
Class 4 is made up of Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 pupils.
Our Class Teachers are:
This section of the website will keep you up to date with what we will be learning in Class 4.
During this term, we will be continuing to improve our reading and spelling skills by using the Read, Write Inc. program. All children will bring home spellings on a daily basis; please help them to learn these.
In lessons, we will be reading books such as Tales from Outer Suburbia by Shaun Tan; Sinbad the Sailor retold by Marcia Williams; Tuesday by David Wiesner; Hetty’s Unicorn by Pie Corbett and UFO Diary by Satoshi Kitamura. We use the method of Talk for Writing where children are given time to memorise a short bit of text and its features before composing a similar text of their own. We will also write reports and journalistic writing as part of our non-fiction unit.
Pupils are expected to read five times a week and have their planner signed by an adult. There are many incentives (reading raffle and treasure map) for those who read regularly.
In the first part of the half term, we will cover multiplication, division and fractions. We will learn how to multiply and divide several digits by using a formal written layout as well as compare fractions and recognise and find equivalent fractions.
In the second half of the term, we will cover decimals and percentages, perimeter and area and ratio for Year 6. These lessons are delivered in a fun and engaging way and include problem solving which gives pupils an opportunity to apply their skills.
Homework will be given out on Fridays to be completed and returned the following Tuesday. Please keep a watch on Class Dojo for homework reminders.
In Science, our learning challenge for the term is: ‘Will we ever send another human to the moon?’ Children will be given a basic overview of Earth and its place in our Solar System; we will describe the movement of the Earth, and other planets, relative to the Sun in the solar system by examining the geocentric and heliocentric theories, and we will Identify scientific evidence that has been used to support theories. Pupils will develop their own investigations and create graphs to support their findings.
During this term in Geography we will be asking: ‘I’m a Class 4 pupil; can you get me out of here?’ We will be learning symbols and grid references, as well and how to use a 6 point compass; we will use lines of longitude and latitude on maps; follow a short route on an OS map, and draw a sketch map using symbols and a key.
In Digital literacy, we will celebrate ‘Safer Internet Day’. The theme this year is ‘Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you’. In IT we will use word processing to support literacy, and create a shared presentation using Google slides. In Computer Science, we will be coding by using espresso.
Our PHSE topic is ‘Going for Goals; children will have the opportunity for their abilities, qualities and strengths to be valued. The theme provides opportunities for the children to reflect on themselves as individuals, particularly their strengths as learners and how they learn most effectively.
In RE lessons, we will begin by exploring Christianity with the question ‘What do we know about the Bible and why is it important to Christians?’ They will find out where Christianity originated, about special places linked to Christianity, and about key festivals in Christian life. The children will also learn about symbols in Christianity, the Christian holy book and the main beliefs held by Christians.
In the second half of the term, we will discover key aspects of the Easter story and will focus on the question ‘Was Jesus’ death part of God’s plan’? The children will work creatively to enhance their learning experience.
In PE, we will be playing a variety of games with a coach from the Stadium of Light and we will be learning gymnastics. We have P.E. on Monday afternoons.
Please be sure your child has their PE kit in school.
In languages, we will be learning Spanish; this is delivered by Lingotot. Our Topic this term is ‘Tapas’.
SAVE THE DATE
On Monday 19th March 2:15 – 3:15 we would like to invite families of children in Class 4 to a special Tapas Tasting afternoon. This will be an opportunity for you to find out more about the terrific work the children have been doing in Spanish lessons and to try a taste of Spain in the form of Tapas!
Please check the calendar on our homepage for any other upcoming dates you may need to be aware of.
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