Category Archives: Class 4 Blog

Welcome to Term 1 in Class 4

Welcome to Class 4, both to the new Year 4s and those returning into Year 5. I hope that you all enjoyed your summer breaks. All the staff in class 4 had a lovely relaxing time and we are feeling ready and excited for a great year.

The first topic for this year is ‘Habitats’. We will be focusing on the book, ‘Voices in the Park’ by Anthony Browne, during our English lessons. We will be exploring the themes of the book and should produce some excellent pieces of writing which we will hopefully be able to share with you over the course of the term.

In Maths we will be focusing on place value and the four operations. We will be improving our knowledge in these areas. As some of you may be aware, as of this year, Year 4 children will now be tested nationally on their times tables. Therefore, it is vital that children are practising their times tables regularly at home and your support with this would be greatly appreciated.

In Science we will be covering both the Year 4 and 5 curriculum on ‘Living things and their habitats’. Children will be learning about life processes of plants and animals, getting a chance to use classification keys and exploring the animals living in the local environment.

PE will be taught on a Tuesday, but, once again, please could all children have their PE kits in school every day with long hair tied back and earrings taken out.

In terms of homework, I will be sending out a homework sheet with a variety of tasks for year 4 children to complete over the term. All the activities will be linked to our class topic. For the year 5s, they will receive weekly SPaG and Maths homework in their brand-new homework books. I hope that this system will suit all the children and give the Year 5s an opportunity to begin to prepare themselves for the increasing demands as they progress into Year 6.

Each week, children will be given a set of spellings which they will need to learn for their weekly spelling test which will take place on Fridays.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to me at the end of the school day.

Miss Glover

100 Years of the RAF

On Monday the 16th April, I woke up to a fantastic day ahead of me. Firstly, I had breakfast and then I got ready for school. I arrived at school and got ready for the start of the fantastic day. I sat down at my table and Miss Glover did the register. Just the thought… Continue Reading

India

Today, we spent the day celebrating India. We were so excited to learn more about the country and even had the chance to participate in an Indian dance workshop- which was brilliant (although it tired us all out). The children were really keen to try some Indian food; the Naans were a definite hit. The… Continue Reading

WWT

Last Monday, we took a trip to the WWT. The focus of the trip was ‘Animals and their habitats’. We started the day by watching a video in the cinema which was about the past year and everything that has been happening in the centre. Then, we were set a task to label the different… Continue Reading

Y5/6 Knex Challenge

Last Monday our Year 5 and 6 children took part in an amazing STEM Challenge. The challenge was set by Gloucestershire Stemworks to design and build a piece of multi-use play equipment for a children’s playground. Our children worked in pairs or threes to put their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths skills to the challenge.… Continue Reading

Exciting visitors

Last Friday, we were very lucky in class 4, we had a special visitor! Elsie’s great Nan came in to tell us all about what is was like for her growing up during World War Two. We all learnt so much and loved listening to her stories! Elsie’s Nan also came in to help her… Continue Reading