Class Four Newsletter – Autumn Term
Year 4 Autumn Newsletter
We hope you all had a fantastic summer break. We are very much looking forward to teaching Class 4 and are sure that it will be a great year for all of us.
Here is an overview of the plan for the coming term.
English – we will begin by looking at fables; retelling stories, role play (listening and performing), character analysis. Handwriting and spelling will continue to be a focus. Spellings will be given to the children on Monday, they will complete spelling activities during the week and then have a test on Friday. A copy of the spellings will be written in spelling journals for you to support at home. Children will continue to participate in guided reading sessions and will have their own reading book. Please listen to your child read as often as possible – thank you.
Maths – we will begin by focusing on place value and mental maths activities to further develop quick recall of number facts, including times tables. Please encourage your child to practise their tables as often as possible at home.
Science – We will be learning about the digestive system and electricity (circuits and switches).
History/Geography – Class 4 will be learning about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. This will include a trip to Colchester Castle and lots of exciting art activities (mosaics, shields, weapons).
Computing – we will be using computers to support other subjects and continue to focus on the importance of E-safety. We will be editing text, further developing word processing skills and extracting information from websites.
PSHE – We will be looking at relationships, feelings and making positive contributions.
Music – the children will be learning to play a selection of instruments.
RE – Class 4 will be finding out about journeys and the Old Testament stories about Abraham.
PE – There will be two PE lesson each week; this term will be cross country,Invasion Games and Gym. Sometimes there may be opportunities for extra PE lessons, so please ensure that children have their full kits in school every day. PE will be on Monday or Tuesday with Miss Crosby and Thursday with Mr Snelling.
Art/DT – The children will be drawing from still life observations. They will also be designing Celtic clothing and making Roman shields and busts of their own faces.
French –We will be learning how to order food in a cafe, revising animal names and describing people.
Homework will be given each week on Thursday/Friday. Please return to school for marking on Monday (Tuesday at the latest). Spelling and reading will continue to be on-going .Children will bring spellings home with them on Mondays and will be tested on Fridays.
We hope that our newsletter has given you a general overview for the coming term. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your support.
Miss Crosby, Mrs Abusham and Mrs Sullivan