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Hello and welcome to Year 4.

 

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:

Miss Heard (Monday,Tuesday and Wednesday)

Mrs Owens (Thursday and Friday)

TA’s in Class – Mrs Brown (all week)

Miss Dillon (Mornings)

 

Our week in school and things to remember:

Monday- times table test

Wednesday– Drama with Claire

Friday– PE day; we suggest that the children keep their PE kits in school at all times.

Friday– Reading and spelling books should be brought back ready to change each Friday.

 

What are we learning about this term?

 

This year in school every child in the juniors will be learning about the Sustainable Development Goals. We will be focusing on the goal ‘Plant a tree and help the environment’. In this cross-curricular topic we will develop maths, geography, art, DT and ICT skills, focusing on rainforests and deforestation. We will have a special visit from Chester Zoo who will discuss the effects of this on our planet. In geography we will be looking at where the rainforests are in the World, the layers and the animals that live there. We will create continent maps using salt dough and a rainforest diaroma. After this we will be using our numeracy and Google Earth ICT skill to measure our school grounds to be enable us to decide the best place to plant our own Acrefair rainforest, and work towards achieving the green tree schools award.

 

We always welcome volunteers who would like to come into class to help with some of our more practical topic lessons or to help listen to the children reading. If you do have any time to spare then please see Mrs Owens or Miss Heard.

 

Homework- this term the children will be sent home with a blue book every Friday. This will contain weekly spelling practise sheets. We would be grateful if the children could practise these every night and bring the book back the following Friday. On a Monday Miss Heard will be completing a times table test with all children, after this they will bring home a sheet with the times tables they need to practise for the following Monday’s test.

 

Reading– In our class we change reading books on a Thursday. Children are encouraged to bring back their completed books on a Thursday morning ready to change it for a new one. Please write in your child’s 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.