Welcome to Class 4
Mrs Hartley is the class teacher and Mrs Murphy is the teaching assistant
What are we studying?
This term, our main themes are ‘Sparks Might Fly’ (links to electricity – a science led theme) and ‘The Great Plague’ (a history led theme). The curriculum is designed so that individual subjects such as geography, music, art, DT, computing and history are delivered within the theme. Over the course of the year, all key learning is covered.
In English, we started the term writing explanation texts about different machines that we invented. We had to use a range of subordinating conjuctions to help us order our instructions for how each machine worked.
In mathematics, we will be covering ordering and place value as well as the four number operations of multiplication, division, subtraction and addition. We will also be looking at shape, length, area and data handling including pictograms and charts.
Please remember to learn ALL of your times tables by the end of year 4.
I suggest learning them in this order – 2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 6x, 4x, 8x, 7x, 9x, 11x, 12x.
In RE, the Christianity based units are ‘The Church’ and ‘Proverbs’. ‘Christmas’ will include Christianity and other non-Christian faiths.
I will teach one PE session each week whilst swimming is taking place so your child will need their PE kit in school each Monday. An outdoor and indoor PE kit will be required. Remember to include a waterproof jacket, spare socks and a towel.
Y4 will take part in swimming lessons up to and including Thursday 12th December.
In computing, the children will be working with Mrs.Higgins and looking at ICT and electrical systems such as control and electrical components.
In science, we will be studying electrical circuits and sound. In art, we will be focusing on drawing, printmaking and rotating images. Music will involve creating musical ideas and link to electronic sound sources. Geography, the children will learn about rubbish and recycling and complete an environmental study.
Our website is continually changing, so please feel free to look up Class 4 to see what we have been doing once we get further into the term.
The ‘Bright Sparks Electricity Day’ was on Friday 13th September. The children took part in electrical circuit making sessions including: finding faults in circuits; learning about parallel and series circuits; and following the journey of electricity distribution from power station to home.