Welcome to Year 4!
Hello! My name is Mr Wymer and I will be teaching your child this year. On this page, you will find information about what we will be focusing on in class. Furthermore, important notices and dates can also be found so do keep an eye open!
In maths the children are currently working hard on learning their times tables. Please ensure that your child practises their target times tables at home regularly. Next, they will be learning how to multiply 2-digit numbers using the grid method, before learning to use the chunking method of division. We will also be introducing fractions and decimals during the autumn term. We will learn how to add fractions together and begin to identify fractions of a whole and of different quantities. Finally, we will be looking at telling the time using both analogue and digital clocks.
This week we will reading 'Gregory Cool', a story set in the Caribbean. We will then be creating holiday brochures advertising holidays to the Caribbean using persuasive language. After that, the children will have a chance to get creative and write their own superhero stories, practising planning their own stories and starting sentences in lots of different ways. Finally, we will be learning to write instructions to make our own medicines based on the Roald Dahl classic 'George's Marvellous Medicine'.
In year 4, children have the exciting opportunity of learning the guitar. Sessions will take place every Monday and children will be issued with their own guitar to take home sometime during the Autumn term.
Our next IPC topic is ‘Different People similar Lives’. As well as thinking about the communities we belong to, we will learn how to use maps to explore our local area, beginning to use grid references to identify positions on a map. We will even be creating our own maps which will include a range of symbols and our very own key.
This half term, our science topic will be ‘States of Matter’. We will be learning about the different features of the three states (solids, liquids and gases) as well as conducting our own investigations into state changes.
In RE we will be learning about The Beatitudes of Christ, before moving on to a topic based on the theme ‘Peace’.
Other important information
Year have regular PE sessions throughout the week. Please ensure that your child brings in their PE kit on Monday and takes it home to be washed on Friday.
In addition to this Year 4 will also have guitar lessons every Monday morning. Please ensure that your child brings their guitar to school every Monday.
Homework and spellings
Homework and spellings will be given out every Friday. Homework needs to be handed in to the class teacher by the following Wednesday at the latest, so it can be marked.
In year 4, your child will start to choose their own books to take home. With our supervision, they will sign out each new reading book and inform us when they have finished the book. We will hear each child read at least once every week, but please help your child by reading with them at home every day.
Saint Martin de Porres will have their class assembly on Wednesday 6th November 2019.