Goldfinches 2023 - 2024
Welcome to Goldfinches Class
Our class teacher is Miss Charlton and our teaching assistants are Mrs Taylor and Miss Clewes.
We can't wait to go on an exciting adventure together this year!
What we learn in Year 4:
Phase 1 2023 (September-February Half Term)
This term we will be focusing on two lovely texts to inspire our writing. Firstly, we will be focusing on writing a narrative based on the book 'Gorilla' by Anthony Browne. During this unit of work we will be using expanded noun phrases and using fronted adverbials.
We will then be reading 'Leon and the place between' by Angela McAllister. We will be using this exciting adventure book to write a diary entry. We will be focusing on using a range of conjunctions to extend a range of sentences and using the possessive apostrophe to indicate possession.
During the Autumn Term we will be working to consolidate our maths learning from Year 3 and introduce new Year 4 concepts. We will be focusing on Place Value of numbers within 1000, the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and measure (perimeter).
Year 4 is a key year for times tables with the Government expectation being that children will know all of their times tables to 12x12 and the related division facts by the end of Year 4 when they will sit the online National Multiplication Tables Assessment. We will use the time first thing in the morning to practise and learn our times tables and will have mini tests each week to work through our times tables. This term we will begin with a recap of the 2x, 10x, 5x, 4x and 8x. We will regulalry send home times table activities and games for your child to practise at home. Look out on the weekly blog for links to online times table games.
History and Geography
This is our class theme for the year. We will consider the Legacy left behind by the people of Ancient Greece and Rome and the Legacy we would like to leave to our future ancestors through our impact on the world and people around us.
We will learn about who and where the first ancient civilisations in the world were and understand the changes and developments since the people of the Stone, Bronze and Iron age. We will move on to a more in-depth study of the Ancient Greek civilisations and the Legacies they have left. Look out for details about the Ancient Greek workshop which will visit Goldfinches for a day.
Our Science focus this half term begins with sound and understanding how sounds are made and travel. After half term we learn about teeth and the digestive system, food and making healthy choices.
This half term we will learn about the Holy Spirit. After half term we will learn about Incarnation.
PE will be on Monday and Wednesday this term.
On PE days your child will come to school wearing their PE uniform and remain in it all day. If the ground is wet, please send your child in to school with spare socks and shoes/trainers for them to change in to after PE.
Please remember all long hair must be tied back and earrings either covered with tape or removed at home.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact.
Miss Charlton x
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