Welcome to year 4 and Lime class! I know all of you already which is a super start to the year. We're going to have lots of fun...and hard work too! :)
Any problems or questions please catch me at the junior door!
Remember, reading is the key to success so read all you can and let me know what you have read. See if the book is on Accelerated Reader and use the link either on this page, or on the joint learning page, to complete a quiz.
Remember to go on ttrockstars as often as you can. If you have problems with your password, please let me know.
PE days are Thursday and Friday, please wear your PE kit on these days. Remember, we have a PE uniform and children must wear royal blue polo shirts, black joggers, leggings or shorts, and a black jumper (not hoody). Children also need black or white trainers, not football trainers with any type of stud as these are dangerous and can mark the floor.
The children now have a ttrockstars account and have been shown how to use the programme in school. Using the programme is now part of the weekly homework.
Go to ttrockstars.com/login/54780 and enter the school name and the username and password that the children put in their diaries.
It is important that all children have some undisturbed time to do this and they must do it independently.
Certificates for the top three scores in the class will be given out on a Friday afternoon.
Autumn 1 Class Curriculum:
Literacy: The term will start with reading and writing fables followed by diary writing and non-chronological reports. In addition to reading and writing in these genre the children will also have spelling, handwriting and grammar lessons.
Children will receive guided reading, spelling, grammar, handwriting and reading comprehension lessons at least once per week.
Mathematics: The term starts with place value, decimals and fractions followed by addition and subtraction. The learning will then move on to shape, time, division and multiplication and statistics You can help your child be making sure they learn the multiplication tables up to 12 x 12.
Science: Living things and their habitats, including those found in our locality.
Geography: The children will study the human and physical geography of the UK, focussing on Whitworth and complete some local fieldwork.
Art: Drawing and 3D, looking in depth at the work of LS Lowry and Constable. The focus will then shift to studying printing and textiles with a focus on the works of Mackintosh and Orla Kiely.
RE: Diwali and Hinduism.
PSHE: Healthy lifestyles.
Computing: Connecting computers.
Homework and Spellings
Spellings will be tested on a Friday and new ones will be given out afterwards.
Learning log homework will be given out at the beginning of each half term.
Children are also expected to read their home reading books every night. These will be changed when they have done a quiz. If they have read their books they can read any other books at home and take part in their READING CHALLENGE!
Can I please ask that you sign your child's reading diary so I know they have completed their reading homework.
Please make sure your contact details are up to date in case of emergency. We will try all numbers given in the case of an emergency if we cannot reach the first contact.
If you have any problems please don't hesitate to contact me.