Welcome to Year 4! It was lovely to meet so many of you at “Meet the Teacher” this week. As you may have heard from your children, we have had a very busy start to the year, getting to know each other, establishing new routines and learning to be increasing independent and responsible. Although taking a bit of time, we can already notice the children becoming familiar with the expectations in their new class.I have been so impressed by the children’s positive attitude to learning. They are thoughtful, supportive of each other and work very hard to do their best.
In Maths, we are consolidating our understanding of place value and will soon be exploring the negative number system. We have been revising and securing our times tables learnt in year 3 and we will continue to do so most of this term. Please do practise with your children as rapid recall of both multiplication and division facts enables the children to apply these in many other areas of maths, with greater confidence and accuracy.
We have been reading Carol Ann Duffy’s “The Tear Thief” to support us in our grammar learning and we will soon be ceating our own stories based on the book having an opportunity to apply all the new writing techniques.
We have begun to learn about rIvers and we will be undertaking our river study in a few weeks at Horton Kirby. We will learn about the water cycle; investigating condensation and evaporation and applying this knowledge to understanding the river system.
Please ensure PE kit is in school daily and that all items are clearly labelled.
Our spelling and times tables tests are on Wednesdays and as always we are grateful for any help you provide in supporting your children to learn these at home.
You should have received an information sheet detailing our class routines whether by hand or by book bag. Should you not have received this, I have included a link below for your information.
Thank you for your support.