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 Autumn term, we will be learning about Ancient Greece and our local communities, which will cover a variety of the geography, history, art and literacy curriculum. We'll also be looking at the Vikings and Volcanoes and use these as a stimulus to write story settings, newspaper reports and non-chronological reports. Our focus for this half term in numeracy is Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, with a focus on developing mastery of written methods. 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 Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, Butterfly lion, The Firework Makers Daughter, Beowolf and the Animals of Farthing Wood. We will also be enjoy a mixture of classic and new authors in storytime with The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, A boy and his Dog, Five go on an Adventure and The Boy at the Back of the Class. There are 28 pupils in our class, together with Mrs Illingsworth and Mr Schofield! We are a unique bunch and we have fun learning every day!