Class 13 Year 4 2017 - 2018

Mrs Ayre




                             Welcome back to the second half of the Spring Term!

I hope that you have had a wonderful break and are feeling refreshed and ready for all of the learning that we have ahead of us, over the next few weeks. 

Our English work this term will be focusing on two different types of text. The first will be Aesops Fables. We will then move on to looking at persuasive writing through reading 'The Rainbow Bear' by Michael Morpurgo.  For both text types, we will be continuing to follow our Talk 4 Writing approach by creating text maps and rehearsing the story orally to learn from its structure. We will plan, draft, write and edit our work to ensure that it is the best it can be! We will continue to try our best with legibly joined handwriting too - please keep practising this. There will be a focus on learning how to use powerful descriptive language, fronted adverbials and direct speech. 

In maths there will still be a BIG focus on times tables - by the end of the year, all year 4 children should be able to recall their timestables up to 12x12. We ask that you practise them, both in school and at home. Times tables really will help you with ALL areas of your maths work. We now have times tables books in order for us to complete regular practise questions and tests. For the rest of our maths work, we will begin by learnig about measuring the area of shapes. We will then move on to learning all about fractions! - Plenty to keep us busy up until Easter break! 

Our R.E topic this term is 'Jesus the Saviour'. In this topic, we will be thinking about the driver question of 'What makes Jesus special?', this topic will also link nicely with the events and teachings of 'Holy Week'.  

Our Geography topic is 'Rivers and Mountains'. We will be finding out how Rivers and Mountains are formed, the differnces between certain Rivers and Mountains across the world. We will also consider how Rivers and used across the world and the link between mountains and volcanoes! 

Useful information:

- Spelling tests will be held on a Monday and new weekly spellings will be given out in order for you to practise them, ready for the test the following Monday. It is SO important that you continue to learn these. 

-Swimming will be held every Wednesday, all children are expected to participate and bring a towel, swimming trunks/costume and  a hairbrush. Further information and specific dates can be found on the curriculum map, attached at the bottom of this page. 

- Homework has chanegd slightly this year. Children will now be given an English and Maths homework workbook that they will complete their homework from each week. In year 4 homework is given out every Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. It is really important that you are completing and bringing your homework in on time!

- Our P.E day is Thursday, however it is expected that P.E kits are to be available in school every single day! 

Any further information on what we will be learning in Class 13 over the next half term, calendar dates and other useful information can be found on the curriculum map attached to the bottom of this page. 


I hope you are looking forward to all of the exciting learning that we have ahead, just as much as I am!

Thank you for all of your support!

Mrs Ayresmiley

"The worst thing about making a mistake, is being afraid to make one." 



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