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Year 4 - Larch Class

Welcome to the Larch Class Page

I hope that everyone has had a lovely half term and are feeling well rested for a busy half term up until Christmas.

Dates for Your Diary

  • Tuesday 1st November - Autumn 2 begins. 
  • Tuesday 15th November - Flu vaccinations 
  • Friday 18th November - Children in need 
  • Monday 21st November - Class trip to Jorvik Centre
  • Wednesday 7th December - Lion King show at Opera House, Manchester
  • Friday 9th December - Christmas jumper day 
  • Wednesday 21st December - Autumn 2 finishes.

A reminder about online safety:

If you are working online, don’t forget to be safe and savvy! 

Never give personal information to anyone! Think about the safety of what you are sharing or posting if you are online or on your phone.

Do not share your school log-ins or change your log-in details. We won’t ask you to do that.

Make sure you are accessing online material that is relevant for your age and tell an adult at home if you come across something that is not suitable for you, or if someone is trying to contact/talk to you that is not someone you know.

You can contact your teacher through Seesaw if you feel vulnerable or worried, or contact Childline 0800 1111.

Useful reminders about Online Safety are at Thinkuknow.co.uk 

Please find below some information which you will hopefully find useful during the first half of the autumn term: please look at the curriculum section of our website to view more information about our curriculum.

Year 4 - Larch Class Curriculum

Maths  

We will start this half term continuing our multiplication and division topic. We will be multiplying by multiples of 10 and 100, multiplying 3 numbers together before moving on to multiplying and dividing 3-digit numbers using a formal method. 

English 

We will be continuing our book 'The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane', we will be writing in roles, an informal letter, a recount devising our own playscript. We then be focusing on a book called 'One Plastic Bag', this will inspire us to create a range of persuasive pieces of writing as well as creating fact files and letters.

Spellings

As last half term, there will be a focus on teaching and learning the words on the weekly spelling list in class, rather than sending lists of spellings home. A new list will be given to the children each Monday and they will be tested every Friday. Please look below for each week’s spelling rule and list.

Reading

It is essential that children in Year 4 continue to practise their reading skills every day. Reading books are being sent home and to be changed every Tuesday.

Children take part in Guided Reading sessions three times a week in which whole class strategies are used, using different forms of media including pictures, films and whole class texts and written comprehensions. The children also have time to read independently for pleasure after dinner every day. In addition, children are able to choose a book from the class book corner, which is to stay in school.

Cross-Curricular Topic  

The children have loved our topic on Anglo-Saxons and Vikings so far this year and we will be continuing with this topic up until Christmas. We will be building on information that we have already learned and extending our knowledge further. We will be looking at Viking raids, Viking life and the struggle of power between the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. We will study some Anglo-Saxon kings and focus on the battle of Hastings, the children will have the opportunity to create their own Bayeux Tapestry.

Science

This half term our Science topic is ‘Teeth and Digestion’. The children will be able to identify different teeth and their purpose, this knowledge will be extended further as the children will have the opportunity to create their own teeth sculptures out of clay. We will also be looking at the teeth of different animals and why they are different, investigating the effect of different drinks on our teeth and how to keep our teeth healthy. We will then be looking at the digestive system.

P.E.

P.E. lessons will take place on a Monday afternoons, with the Larch teaching team and Tuesday morning with the sports coach. Pupils will be playing a range of invasion games with the Larch teaching team and there will be a Gymnastics focus with the coach.

Please ensure their kit is weather dependent i.e. tracksuit bottoms/jogging bottoms when the weather is colder.