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!