Welcome To Year 4!
With Mr Purewal, Mrs Harvey and Mrs Newitt
A huge welcome from myself, Mrs Harvey and Mrs Newitt. We are so delighted to have the opportunity to each your wonderful children this academic year. Our aims for this year are to not only improve your children's learning but to help them grow as human being by giving them the tools they need to succeed.
English and Topic
In the upcoming half-term we will be exploring the book ‘Charlie and The Chocolate Factory’, the children will be writing narratives, character and setting descriptions, diary entries and learning about poetry. Through our topic work we will be learning about London and comparing it to Leamington Spa. We will be using atlases to learn about map work. The children will be able to describe where they live in comparison to London and learn about what makes London and Leamington Spa different but also to recognise that there are similarities.
This half-term, we will be learning about the prayer life of Jesus as he grew up in the Jewish fair. Children will be introduced to some prayers from the Old Testament and they will consider the importance Jesus attached to prayer. The children will study the Our Father, the prayer of the Rosary and some other forms of prayer as part of this unit. We will also be learning about the build up to Christmas with Advent.
In Maths we will be looking at the following:
A very useful link here is http://www.timestables.me.uk. This tests children on their times tables up to 12 but can also generate divisional calculations. In Year 4, I cannot stress how important it is for your child to learn their tables on a continuing basis.
In Science we will be learning more about the human body, bones, teeth and a practical science session which will look at how the digestive system works. This will build on from out unit last half-term where we learned about living things, habitats and ecosystems.
Reading and Spellings
Please continue to keep reading with your child daily. Building vocabulary, confidence and understanding in what they read is crucial. Spellings are given out weekly for children to practise at home. Whilst every few weeks a book review shall be set for your child to see how much they understand from what they are reading. Your child will be given a Maths homework booklet for the whole year, they will be given homework weekly.
Thank you so much for supporting our class fund every single Friday. Children are allowed to wear odd socks by contributing £1.00 each. We have raised £176 this half-term which means we can purchase invaluable resources for the classroom to help the children.
Mr Bromley does P.E on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so please ensure your child always has their kit in school. If you have any questions regarding anything at all, please do not hesitate to come and see me at the end of the school day. Otherwise you can book an appointment with me via Mrs Brown.