Welcome to Year 4 - The Giant Peach

Welcome to year 4 - a time for you to really establish yourself in Key Stage 2! This year will be filled with exciting challenges and chances to push yourself and learn new things. From swimming lessons to the times tables test, school trips, visitors in, play leaders and school council there's a place for everyone to shine this year. As well as participating in the academic side of school you'll also have the opportunity to have a role in the classroom where you will feel like you're really contributing to the class. We look forward to working hard with you in Year 4! During the Spring term, we will be learning about Rainforests and our local communities, which will cover a variety of the geography, history, art and literacy curriculum. We'll be looking at the Amazon rainforest and use it as a stimulus to write story settings, newspaper reports and non-chronological reports. Our focus for this half term in numeracy is multiplication and division, with a focus on written methods, fractions and decimals. We will be working exceptionally hard on our arithmetic and especially on our quick recall of times tables. Guided reading takes place in our classroom every day where we explore Michael Morpugo's The Dancing Bear, Butterfly lion, Rainforests secrets and the terrors of Captain Crow's teeth. There are two teachers in our class: Mrs Whelpdale on Monday - Wednesday and Mrs Varley on Thursday and Friday. There are 29 pupils in our class! We are a unique bunch and we have fun learning every day!

Y4 The Giant Peach Information

Our PE day is Wednesday - you will require your PE kit on this day. Please remember to bring suitable shoes and your full PE kit. Reading books should be returned to School each day. You will receive a stamp for each day you have read. Make sure you reach Glasgow before December 13th to be in for a prize. You will also have TT Rockstars homework set on a weekly basis. This can be accessed on a computer or using the TT Rockstars app on a tablet. Spellings go home on a Monday and tested the following Monday. Please make sure that you practise your spellings every week! You can also practise your spellings using Spelling Shed online. In science this half term we will be exploring the wonders of sound, how it travels, how we can create it, and even how we can block it. In Autumn term 1 we will be exploring the wonders of the Ancient Greeks. Our focus for this half term in numeracy is place value: rounding, partitioning, number lines, comparing numbers and ordering. We will be working exceptionally hard on our arithmetic skills and our quick recall of times tables in preparation for our assessment in the summer term. Guided reading takes place in our classroom every morning where we take part in a whole class text. Our whole class text for this half term is George's marvellous medecine by Roald Dahl. In literacy, we'll be looking at Ancient Greek stories to write our own myths and plays as well as looking at the Ancient Greek Olympics.

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