Welcome to Year 4 Class 10
Helping the children on their learning journey this year are:
Class Teacher: Mrs.Cantello
Teaching Assistants: Mrs.Butterworth and Miss.Fitton
Spring 1 - Misty Mountain Sierra
Our topic for this half term is a Geography based topic, looking at Mountains and Rivers.
In literacy we will be focusing our writing around several nin-fiction books. Oyr class read is 'The Lion, Thw Witch and The Wardrobe.' by C.S,Lewis.
We will be covering the following genres of writing:
- Diary Entries
- Yeti Narrative
- Poetry - Calligrams
- Newspaper Articles
In numeracy this half term we are going to be focusing on the following areas:
- Addition and Subtraction using decimals.
- Fractions and Decimals
- Mental Maths
Telling the time can be an area which children can find quite challenging. We would appreciate your help in encouraging your child to tell the time and to question them on differences of times, for example: how many minutes until it is tea time?
Our Science topic explores the process of the water cycle and then moves on to animals and their habitats.
In Geography we are going to be learning about tourism and then rivers, looking at the following areas:
- The disadvantages and advantages of tourism.
- The effect tourism has on habitats.
- Why cities are located near a river.
- The main features of a river.
- The world's longest rivers.
Spelling and homework
Children are given spellings on Monday every week to learn and their test is on Friday.
For the first term, children who are in the Blue and Green groups for literacy are following the Rising Stars Spelling Programme. This is a Programme tailored to teach the statutory Year 4 spellings. This term the focus is on prefixes and suffixes.
For children in the Yellow and Red groups, they will firstly be focusing on Year 4 high frequency words that are commonly misspelt. They will then move on to the Rising Stars Programme after Christmas.
Maths at home
In Year 4, children are expected to know all their times tables up to 12 by the end of the year. The children are given regular tests and complete times table challenges throughout the week.
A good website to help the children practise their times tables and other number facts is :-
Children can also access Timetable Rockstars.
Thank you for your support. Please feel free to come and speak to a member of the Year 4 Team if you have any queries.