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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!

 

 

Staff in Year 4

 

Our class teacher is Mrs Dickinson.

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Hovsepyan,  Mrs Stowell, Ms Orrock and Mrs Tiernan.

A warm welcome from Mrs Dickinson

A warm welcome from Mrs Dickinson 1

Curriculum

 

This term we have started off with a focus on foxes as  our new class name is the Foxes Class. We will be looking at Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl and celebrating Roald Dahl Day as a link with this. We will the move on to read  the book Krindlekrax by Philip Ridley. We will study the characters and setiing in detail and write some non-chronological reports on animals.

 In Maths we will focus on place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication to begin with and we will look at informal and formal methods of calculation. Later in the term we will look at geometry. We aim to make learning practical and include lots of problem-solving .

Science will focus on eating and digestion and we will compare animals and their diets.

In ICT we will explore Purple Mash and think about e-safety and different aspects of digital literacy, including e-mailing.

 

In RE we will look at Judaism and tackle the question : What is important for Jews about being part of God’s family?

 We plan to look at the economy and money in our geographical studies and think about the important issue of spending

Work in Art and DT  will link our work to creatures; we will think about different creature representations in art and design our own. Music will focus on the ‘Carnival of the Animals’ .

 

Key Weekly Information

 

PE will be on a Thursday afternoon this term. The children will study dance with Miss Christina and will be playing invasion games with Mrs Seymour and Mrs Hodson.

 

Our Class Assembly will be on Friday 20th October. We would love to see you there!

 Parents Evenings will be in the first week after half term and there will be an opportunity for you to sign up for these at times which suit you.

 

Homework- This term we will be focusing on reading to begin with and I would be very grateful if I could have all the Reading Records from last year.  I will expect the children to keep a clear and full record of what they read and they will write comments on their books at school. The children will be given spellings and number facts to learn..so again do watch this space!

 

The current weekly timetable is attached below. I have just updated it following our first full week. Please bear in mind that this may change as life at school is always hectic and variable! We will be making sure that the children have some time studying Modern Foreign Languages with Mrs Zarate.

 

 A Heartfelt plea!

If any parents or helpers feel that they can spare some time in the early mornings to help hear readers, I would be extremely grateful!

I thought you might like to see our Sparky Start from this week! I managed to find a magnificent stuffed fox from Saffron Walden Museum and this has inspired some fabulous creative art work, soon to be displayed in the hall.

Fantastic Fox!

Fantastic Fox! 1

 An exciting visit to look forward to!!

Please do see the attached letter below. If you have any queries or concerns do see me.

This week we had a fascinating visit from Richard Parks from Anglia Water who told us all about what goes on in our drains and sewers....We had great fun making what was popularly called "Pooh Soup!"
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