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4L

Welcome to 4L's Class Page!

Firstly, we hope that you have all had a great Easter break and are looking forward to the exciting summer term we have ahead of us!

In English we will be studying the themes, settings and characters found in our class book ‘Matilda’. We will also be exploring different styles and imagery within poetry, with a focus on David Walliams, one of our chosen authors for the year.

In Maths, we will continue to focus on number and place value, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and putting them into context through word problems. As well as recapping handling data, shape and measure. There is a particular focus on learning times tables as by the end of Year 4 the children should know all of their tables up to the 12x table! Any help and practice you can do with your children at home with maths related activities e.g. cooking, measuring, telling the time or tables practice would really help them and assist them in class. If pupils are able to use TT Rockstars to practice their times table that would be great.

In Science we continue to look at living things and their habitats. This will include studying different types of animals and sorting them into groups as well as studying and exploring different habitats. We will be visiting Bristol zoo on 26th April 2018 to develop our knowledge on habitats such as the Rain Forest and Antarctica.  

PE is on Tuesday and Friday. Our Tuesday session will be outdoors with Miss Lampitt and Mr Solway, this lesson will be focusing on cricket. Our Friday sessions will be swimming and therefore pupils will need swimming kits that include a swim hat.

Our topic this term is Ancient Egyptians where we will be exploring how they used to live and the differences in life styles. We hope to go on an educational visit to Swansea Museum later this term to look at artefacts from the Egyptian time.

Reading continues to be a very high priority in Year 4 and we would urge you to hear your child read as often as possible.  As well as encouraging your child to become a fluent and expressive reader, talking about what they have read and asking your child questions about their books will also help them to understand.  We will continue to hear your child read in school regularly.   Your child receives homework on Fridays and some spellings and times tables each week to learn.

On the subject of spellings, these are sent home on a Friday and your child will be tested on the following Friday - we will also be working on these spellings through the week. Your child has also had their personalised spellings updated (now on a blue card!) to learn this half term and these are part of the statutory list they should know by the end of year 4. If your child is absent on the day new spellings are given, please remind them that they need to collect a copy on their return.  A few minutes a night spent on these really helps children maintain information for longer.

We hope that your child is enjoying their learning in class 4L. Please feel welcome to discuss your child or any concerns or queries you may have throughout the year. 

 Thank you,

Miss Lampitt and Mrs Preedy