Year 4 4D 2020 - 2021
Welcome to Class 4D
Hello and welcome to class 4D. In your class Mrs Dixon is your teacher. You will also meet from time to time Mrs Cavanagh and Mrs Chen.
We are looking forward to an exciting year as we are starting our Woodland Learning for the very first time.
There will be Dojo points given out for children displaying our character traits of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience. Your children will love telling you about them.
At Townfield we have high expectations of the children in terms of their behaivour, attendance, uniform and learning attitude. All of these things contribute to your children making good progress in all areas of the curriculum. The children are made aware of the expectations of behaviour and our Code of Conduct. When children follow by being respectful, responsible and resilient, they are awarded with Dojo points and the possiblity of receiving our class Golden Tie which they wear the following week.
We expect each child to carry out any home learning which is given to them to a high standard which reflects the work that they complete in class. If you have any concerns over home learning please let me know and we can work together to solve any problems.
Our curriculum this term
English - We will be looking at the lovely story of Manfish which touches on our world and the environement.
Maths - We have an exciting new way of learning maths called 'Maths No Problem'.
Science - Our topic for the first half term is all about the digestive system. In the second half term we will be looking at states of matter.
History - We will be exploring the fascinating world of Tudors! (Mrs Dixon's favourite!)
Computing - This half term we will be learning about how to stay safe online.
Music - Through the music of ABBA (another of Mrs Dixon's favourite things!) we will be exploring musical concepts such as beat, tempo and dynamics.
PSHE - We will be looking at health and wellbeing.
RE - This term will be all about Journeys in different religions and The Shepherds in the Christmas story.
PE - Basketball is our outdoor lesson and fitness is our indoor lesson.
Art - We will be using the art of Gustav Klimt to inspire our portraits of Tudor kings and queens.
Each Thursday, your child will take part in a Woodland Learning experience. This will take place outdoors in our wonderful wooded area. The children will take part in many exciting activities and will develop many kinds of skills including social and personal skills.
It is imperative that they are dressed appropriately in order for them to be comfortable throughout the session, as they will be out in all kinds of weathers.
The children in 4D will have indoor PE on Monday morning and outdoor PE on Tuesday afternoon. The children will need to come to school in their appropriate PE clothing.
How to help at home
On Friday afternoon, the children will bring home spellings and their home reading book. They will need to return both on the following Tuesday regardless of whether they have finished their book. If they haven't finished their book then they can choose it again to bring home on the Friday.
The children's spellings cover specific spelling patterns that are to learnt in year 4 and also words from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list. The children are encouraged to practise their spellings in a variety of ways to ensure that they stick. We ask the children to complete the sheet to the same standard that we expect in class. When they come to do the section where they put the spelling into a sentence then we ask them to challenge themselves with trying to add in adjectives, fronted adverbials and conjunctions. They are also asked to complete it in their best handwriting using either a pencil or a pen.
Your child is asked to read their book at least 3 times a week and we ask that you sign their diary each time that they read.
At the end of Year 4, the children will be taking part in a multiplication test along with all Year 4 children across the country. They all have log-ins for Times Tables Rock Stars so we ask that they log onto this site at least 3 times a week to practise their times tables.
History - Tudors
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