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.