Welcome to Year 4 Class 9
Helping the children on their learning journey this year are:
Class Teacher: Mrs.Hession
Teaching Assistants: Mrs.Butterworth and Miss.Fitton
Autumn 2 - Potions.
Our topic for this half term is a Science based topic, looking at States of Matter.
In literacy we will be focusing our writing around the book 'Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone,' by J.K.Rowling. We will be covering the following genres of writing:
- Labels and Instructions
- Fantasy Narrative
- Spells and Poetry
- Letter writing
- Non Chronological Report
In numeracy this half term we are going to be focusing on the following areas:
- Place Value - including Decimals
- Area and Perimeter
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 topic is Science based, and we will be exploring the following areas:
- Identifying solids, liquids and gases.
- Describing the particles in solids, liquids and gases.
- The effects of heating and cooling.
- Temperatures of boiling and freezing substances.
In Geography we are going to be map reading and looking at the physical and human characteristics of the cities in the UK.
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.