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Year 4 - Falcons Class
The Year 4 class is led by Mr Jackson-Hinds. The Teaching Assistants supporting in the Year 4 class will be Ms Bandin and Ms Zorlakkis.
We will practise reading and spelling in our reading lessons and will write in a variety of genres in our Literacy lessons. We will focus on some interesting stories and information books too.
In Maths, we will be thinking carefully about place value and practicing our addition and subtraction skills.
In History, we will learning about the Ancient Greeks and thinking about Greek myths and legends. In Geography, we will be learning about earthquakes and volcanoes and how they affect people. In Art, we look and learn about Ancient Greek pottery and printing based on the images used and in Design and Technology, we will look at mechanical systems, specifically gears and cams. In Science, we will be learning about animals including humans.
Our PE and Performing Arts lessons will be on Monday and Wednesday. Please make sure you have your PE kit in school on these days and remember to write your name in all of the items.
Our Meet the Teacher Session will be held on Thursday 26th September at 2.45pm, to discuss more about the curriculum and upcoming events for Year 4.
This half-term Year 4 have been very busy. In English we have been exploring a range of different texts and have used this as inspiration to create, our own stories, non-chronological reports and a letter. Vocabulary and reading have been a key focus this term and as a class we have really enjoyed reading and listening to our class novel Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone.
In Maths we have been netuning our use of mental and written methods, particularly with multiplication. Learning our times tables has been a very fun and interactive journey with lots of music as motivation.
In PSHE we have been exploring the topics of Kindness and what its means to be healthy. Science this term has been all about the 3 states of matter and conducting experiments to explore their properties. Using technology has been a key focus this term and in addition to using laptops and Ipads for research we have used them to create our own newspaper report and publish pieces of work. In our foundation subjects we have been learning about Italy and many of its landmarks and geographical features, Christianity and what it means to belong to the Christian faith, as well as Rome and the Roman civilisation.
We have had a very busy half term of learning. In English we have had a clear focus on developing our presentation, proof reading and editing skills. As a class we see the importance of redrafting as a means to become better writers. Reading goes hand in hand with writing and as such we have all been working on our reading for pleasure. I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to you read over the phone, it reminded me of how much progress you have made since September and it makes me incredibly proud to be your teacher!
In PSHE our key focus has been learning about the rights of children. As a class we have developed our empathy towards others and learnt what it truly means to be a kind person.
In Computing we have been developing our ICT skills and have become very pro cient at logging in and using a computer independently. We have enjoyed using technology as a means to share ideas, this was particularly enjoyable when we created a campaign to develop a school playground.
As the school closes for Easter I would like you all to continue to engage with your learning packs and regularly use Purple Mash. Stay safe.