Year 4 Shrews
Welcome to Year 4 Shrews and welcome back to school! I am very excited to be teaching you all and helping you learn this year.
Things you need to know
The adults in our class are: Miss Sugden (Class Teacher) and Mr Khan (Learning Support Assistant).
PE will be on Thursdays every week. You will need to wear your PE kit on this day and remember to bring a water bottle.
Homework will be set weekly and consists of tasks set in homework booklets, spellings, TTRockstars and PurpleMash. I will be checking homework completion every week with the class. I will send a list home with all the usernames and passwords just in case anyone may have forgotten theirs.
Year 4 is an important year for times tables as we need to learn them all up to 12 x 12. In class, we will be practising times tables daily using our times tables booklets, TTRockstars and Hit the Button.
You also need to be reading every day! Don’t forget reading does not have to just be your library book. As well as fiction stories, you could read comics, magazines and newspapers. https://www.booksfortopics.com and https://toppsta.com/ are fantastic websites for books. Toppsta is a children’s book review website where children can write reviews and win books. A parent will need to sign the child up to the website first. Reading records will be sent home to monitor reading.
This term at a glance - click the crayons below to see what we are learning
In maths we will be focusing on developing our fluency and reasoning skills in number and place value.
In English we are reading the Roman myth ‘Romulus and Remus’. The text tells the events that led to the founding of the city of Rome and explores the themes of adversity and resilience.
This term we are learning about ‘sound’. We will explore and identify the way sound is made through vibration in a range of different musical instruments from around the world; and find out how the pitch and volume of sounds can be changed in a variety of ways.
Our curriculum topic this term is ‘Rocking Romans’. Throughout this topic we will look at the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain from an historical and geographical context. We will also explore Roman artefacts which we will be recreating in our art and design lessons.