Hello and welcome to Year 4.
This year each class has been named after a Welsh bird or animal. Our class name is Dosbarth Gwennol, this means ‘Swallow Class’ in Welsh.
The people who work in our class are:
Mrs Martin (Wednesday afternoon)
Mr Allman (Tuesday afternoon)
Our week in school and things to remember:
This term we have Wrexham Football Club coming in to teach us football. This is on a Wednesday morning so please ensure your P.E kits are in every week. Some weeks we may be outside so you can provide a tracksuit/joggers instead of shorts if you want to (white P.E shirt though please). The boys are taught dance every Thursday morning and the girls have P.E and will need their kits for Thursday also. It is easier to have P.E kits in school all of the time and we will send them home at the end of a half term.
Friday- Reading and spelling books should be brought back ready to change every Friday.
What are we learning about this term?
This term we are learning all about Ancient Egypt. We are reading a report called Who Killed Tutankhamun? We are going to become detectives and investigate what happened to Tutankhamun and hopefully solve the mystery! We will be writing our own reports with our findings. We will also be writing a set of instructions explaining mummification! In our topic lessons we will be looking at lots of different aspects of Ancient Eqypt with a focus on historical enquiry. We are hoping to learn about hieroglyphics, houses, art, pyramids, Pharaohs and even about the book of spells! We will also develop maths such as area and perimeter of Ancient Egyptian houses, geography including temperature graphs and map work, art, D&T and ICT skills along the way!
Learning at home
Reading- In our class we change reading books on a Friday. Children are encouraged to bring back their completed books on a Friday morning ready to change it for a new book, we understand that as some children will be reading longer books now and may not change their reading books every week. Please write in your child’s yellow reading log to record when you have read with them at home, although we don’t always have chance to write a note back, we do check these books each week and children who have read at least three times receive extra dojos in class. If you child reads a different book to the ones in school, please also write this in their reading record and they will receive dojos for this.
New spelling lists will also be sent home on a Friday for you to practise at home. We practise these daily in school too.
Homework- throughout the Key Stage 2 we all send home take-away homework.
Also when we finish a new maths method a letter will sent home explaining what we have learnt and how we use the method. Please practise this at home.
Important dates this term
Monday 12th March and Tuesday 13th March – Parents evening. Please go onto the school website to book a time slot.