Welcome to Class 4 with Mr Allen.
Our Learning Support Assistants are Mr Blakemore and Mr Smith
This half term, we can’t wait to learn about The Iron Man by author Ted Hughes. We have lots of exciting things planned to make this a memorable learning experience, beginning the term by constructing our own iron man based on the description in the book and engaging in an immersive novel study where we hone our literacy skills.
Please read the attached Curriculum Letter, (under the relevant learning journey) to give you a taster of the exciting elements we will be studying this half term.
Times tables are incredibly important and I would encourage you to help your child with these. We are currently working on the 4, 6, 7 and 8 times tables but the children are expected to know their tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4!
Just a reminder that our PE days are Mondays and Wednesdays, so can you please make sure that all children have appropriate PE kit in school on these days. It would be useful if PE kit was left in school all week in case we have to change our PE lessons for any reason. We are very lucky at the minute to have Mr Smith leading one of our PE sessions and sharing his expertise. We aim to get outside for PE where possible so if children could make sure they have appropriate kit and footwear. Also, can we please remind you to make sure that children have suitable indoor slippers or pumps to keep our school looking nice.
Year 4 children will be swimming in the summer term and need to make sure they have a single piece costume for the girls and trunks or above the knee shorts for the boys. All children also need to wear a swimming cap.
Spelling investigations are given out monthly. Please can you make sure you practise spellings, accompanied by the appropriate rules, with your children throughout the week. They should also practise writing the spellings in a sentence so that they are able to apply and understand the meaning. If possible, please could you listen to your children reading for about 10 minutes each evening and write this in your child’s reading diary and return to school on a Friday to be checked by myself, Mrs. Leitch or Mrs. Langley.
If you have any questions about how you can support your child’s learning in Class 4 please come in and ask.