Mrs Harris and Mrs Dunn - Class Teachers
Miss A - HLTA
Mrs Clarke -LSA
Our class is made up of enthusiastic, creative and considerate year 4 children. In class, we respect each other and are proud of everyone's achievements. We never give up and value a growth mindset (I don't know how to do this 'yet'!). We work together to create a warm and welcome atmosphere, where every class member feels valued, safe and listened to.
Things to remember
Daily: water bottle, reading book and reading record.
Monday - Spelling test
Wednesday - PE
|Thursday - Tuition (various pupils will be invited at different times of the year)|
Autumn Term 2020
This half term, we are reading the text 'Way Home'. We are using this as our stimulus to write our own story of a young homeless boy. At Cherry Tree, we use the Talk for Writing process, where we follow three stages: imitation, innovation and invention.
We love and value reading in year 4. All children read every morning as soon as they come into class and once they have finished their book , they quiz. Also, every child is heard read at least twice a week, with a short discussion about what they have read. We read a class story at the end of every day (our current book is 'The boy at the back of the class') and our guided reading lessons are taught daily. During guided reading, we practise and apply key comprehension skills. Year 4 uses reading VIPERS to help us remember these important skills.
In Maths, our focus is place value of numbers beyond 1000. Children will be learning about what each digit represents, rounding, counting in multiples and comparing and ordering numbers. We have introduced 'Snappy Maths', which is fun, practical, outdoor Maths games. Our focus for this is times tables. We are trying to develop our speed and fluency. Year 4s will take part in a national times table test next year, where they need to be able to answer a times table question within 6 seconds! Please encourage your child to learn all of their times tables on a daily basis. Times Tables Rockstars is one way to get in lots of practice. See the link below to access this.
Science - Animals including humans
This unit focuses on the digestive system in humans and animals and the functions of teeth. Children will learn more about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores in the context of teeth, digestion and the food chain. In addition, they will extend their understanding of food chains to more complex chains and food webs.
In our Connected Curriculum, we make links between the subjects, where possible. PSHE, Art and D & T are the main subjects for this term. Our focus in art is to draw the effect of light, draw accurate drawings of people and draw small scale scenes. In D & T, we are following step by step plans and applying cutting, shaping and joining techniques. Our connected curriculum follows three stages: Stage 1, Teacher directed. Stage 2, Teacher led and Stage 3, Pupil led.
Spellings are set weekly and will be stuck in home reading records. Children need to practise these at home as well as school. After the test, their score is recorded in their home reading record books. You will notice that the spelling words are colour coded. The purple words are their spelling words from No Nonsense. The green words are year 3/4 statutory words and the orange words are linked to different subjects.
We are committed to our pupils' learning during any period of closure. Each day during the closure of a class bubble, we will provide focused activities linked to the National Curriculum. Remote learning will be accessible through our school website and Purple Mash.
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