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Welcome to 4T's Class Page!

Firstly, we hope that you have all had a great Easter break and are looking forward to the Summer term and the holidays!

In English, our chosen novel this term is Matilda by Roald Dahl. We will be looking at how the speech is portrayed in the book, and then writing our own stories, learning from some of Roald Dahl’s techniques.

In Maths, we will be focusing on number including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and putting them into context through word problems.  We will also look at measures, shapes and co-ordinates. We will continue to focus on times tables to support progress through our Really Rapid Recall Maths. There is a particular focus on learning times tables as by the end of Year 4 the children should know all of their tables upto 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.

In Science, we are continuing to study living things and their habitats and will be learning all about sound later in the term. We will investigate pitch & vibration and how sound travels. We will incorporate music into this—seeing how different instruments make different sounds. 

PE is on a Tuesday for 4T and we will be learning about cricket and athletics, starting with cricket, focusing on the skills of throwing, catching, batting & bowling. In athletics, . We will start with running and how it links with being fit and healthy. Swimming is for the whole term on a Friday afternoon and 4T have their slot first so we take an early lunch and break.

In History, we are looking at the civilization of the Ancient Egyptians, and how people in ancient times lived and we have booked a trip to the Egyptian Museum in Swansea for the 24th May and a letter will be out about this on the 15th May 2018. 

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 4T. Please feel welcome to discuss your child or any concerns or queries you may have throughout the year. 

Thank you,

Mr Thomas, Mrs Perrie & Mrs Burton