Welcome to Year 4

4B                                                                       4Y                        

Teacher- Miss S Mallon                                      Teacher - Ms G Selkridge

Teaching Assistant – Ms C McNicholls               Teaching Assistant - Mrs L Bamford

                                      

Important days

  • Homework will be given out on a Thursday and must be returned by Wednesday. If your child needs help with their homework, please speak with their class teacher before the return day.
  • We recommend that PE kit is brought in each Monday and that it stays in school until Friday, in case PE day changes for any reason. 
  • Children will have weekly swimming lessons (Tuesday - 4Y, Wednesday - 4B). Girls will need a swimming costume and a hat, and boys will need swimming trunks. No goggles, bikinis or swimming shorts are allowed.

Topic

This half term our topic is Ancient Greece, and most of our learning will be linked to this theme. In art, we will be learning sketching and shading techniques, then designing, making and evaluating ancient Greek style pots out of clay. Our English work also links to our topic as we will be reading and writing Greek myths.

 

The main focus of our maths lessons this half term will be place value and written addition and subtraction methods. We will continue to have daily CLIC sessions, where we will practise our mental maths skills. We will also be focussing on improving the children’s knowledge, understanding and rapid recall of their times tables, up to and including 12x12, so please help your child to practise their times tables daily.

 

Our science unit this term is Living Things and their Habitats, which will include an outing to Cringle Park (weather permitting).

 

In music lessons, we will be learning to play the recorder. We are also hoping to attend the Young Voices event, where the pupils are invited to sing along with pupils from many different schools across Manchester. More information will follow.

 

Our outdoor games sport is basketball. 4Y will be going swimming every Tuesday morning and 4B will be going swimming every Wednesday morning. Our indoor PE will be gymnastics.

 

In computing, the children will be learning how to stay safe online.

 

Reading

Please see the attached document on how to support your child/children with reading: