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 Italy. This topic will be primarily a geography based approach, with a small element focussing on the historical aspect of Italy. There has been a homework project based on our topic: Italy, sent home for the children to complete. Please help your child to complete their project.

 

In English we will be writing recounts, focussing on newspaper reports. We will follow this up with the final two weeks of the half term on performance poetry.

 

The main focus of our maths lessons this half term will be multiplication and division and will include one week on perimeter. We will continue to have daily CLIC sessions, where we will practise our mental maths skills. We will continue to focus on improving the children’s knowledge, understanding and rapid recall of their times tables, up and including 12x12, so please help your child to practise their times tables, daily.

 

Our science unit this half term is States of Matter. During these lessons we will be consolidating the children’s knowledge and understanding of solids, liquids and gases. We will also be investigating and conducting experiments in condensation, evaporation, freezing and melting.

 

In music lessons, the children will continue to improve their fingering skills on the recorder. 39 of our children will be accompanying their teachers and TAs to the Young Voices event in February, where the pupils will be invited to sing along with pupils from many different schools across Manchester. More information will follow.

In computing the children will be learning and improving their skills on the computer through the unit on Graphical Modelling.

 

Reading

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