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Class 4

Class Teacher – Mr W. Tisdale and Mrs H. Spreadborough 

Teaching Assistants - Mrs K. Knott (HLTA)

                                 Mrs G Flynn 

Intervention Groups – Mrs A. Flynn

What are we learning about in Class 4?

Autumn 1 - 2016

Welcome Back! I’m looking forward to getting to know the new Class 4 and share stories of our summer holidays, even though it seems like a distant memory!

Our topic this half term is Britain Since 1930/and The Impact of the Second World War. There will be lots of opportunities to link our learning through other curriculum areas, such as maths, DT, Art, Literacy, Science and Dance. As it’s the start of a new school year, we will also focus on ‘New Beginnings’ in PSHE and share our hopes and aspirations for the year ahead.

In Maths we will be counting and calculating numbers including mental addition and subtraction. We will continue to learn times tables (x6, x7, x8). We value your support in helping your children to embed these table facts. We will also revise the properties of 2D and 3D shapes (especially pyramids!), and use data handling and measure to help with our Science topic which is all about solids, liquids and gases.

In Literacy we will write stories with familiar settings, explore biographies, letter writing and historical texts and revise features of information texts.

On Monday afternoons year 4 will be taught French by Mrs Knott. PE days will be on Friday afternoons with Miss Lee. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school.

We will not be completing Learning Log tasks this term. We will be setting weekly homework tasks which will be given to children on a Monday. The homework will then be due in the following Monday which will be marked and returned. Children will be expected to complete maths and literacy tasks, learn their spellings and read at least three times a week. Spelling lists will be given out on Fridays in preparation for a spelling test the following Friday. Home-School contact books will need to be handed in on a Friday for us to sign.

We really value your parental support and would welcome any early awareness of any issues that you feel you would like to discuss with us.

Mr W. Tisdale and Mrs H. Spreadborough