Welcome to Class 4!
Our classroom is full of hard-working, polite and caring individuals who want to learn and develop their skills through the memorable and interesting work that we do.
Staff in Class 4
Mrs Poole is the class teacher in Class 4, she is very dedicated to the profession and enjoys working with the children in all subject areas. Mrs Morrell (our PPA cover teacher) currently teaches French within Year 4, as well as the R.E. Mrs Morrell has an interest in music and so will also be delivering the Year 4 music curriculum this year too.
MATHS : In Year 4, we build on maths skills gained in Year 3, as well as learning some new concepts too. We look at different ways of solving mathematical problems and learn that we can write our sums in various ways. The National Curriculum now states that we should know all of our times tables and division facts by the time we move to Year 5, so times tables are a whole class target. We also take part in mathematical investigations, learn about Roman numerals and generally learn through practical activities linked to real-life situations.
Each week the children take part in mental maths test as well as a times table test. A key focus this year will be looking at real-life word problems and identifying what operation needs to be performed to solve that problem, with a big push on division.
ENGLISH : Both writing and reading are very important in Year 4, but so is developing our speaking and listening skills. This year, we will be learning about how to write with various text types, learning how to answer particular question types based on what we have read as well as improving our performance and presentation skills, this enhancing our confidence to speak in front of others - a key life skill. Year 4 will be doing a lot of improving and up-levelling of their own work as well as their peers. This includes improving the vocabulary, the grammar and the punctuation within our work.
Each half term we will work towards producing a couple of pieces of extended written work that has been put together over a few days. We will then do one piece of sustained writing based on this text type. There will also be a weekly spelling test.
TOPICS : Where possible, a lot of our topic work is linked in a cross-curricular way, and the topics change either half-termly or on a termly basis. Where possible, the English and Maths will link into this topic as will other subject areas such as Science, Geography, History and Art, Mrs Poole will regularly inform the class of different topic changes and the variety of activities that can be done at home through Fronter.
Autumn : Romans
Spring : Planet Earth
Summer 1 : Marvellous Machines
Summer 2 : Keeping Healthy
Parents are always welcome and are encouraged to come and speak to Mrs Poole after school, but please book an appointment via the school office to ensure the time is convenient.