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 (Thursday afternoon)
Mr Allman (Tuesday afternoon)
Our week in school and things to remember:
This term we will be going to Forest school in a Friday afternoon. Please ensure the children have old clothes and wellies with them. If you leave them in school we will send them home if they are really muddy or at the end of the half term. As it is getting sunnier (hopefully!) we are looking forward to starting athletics in preparation for sports day. Our P.E day may change dependent on the weather therefore 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. Please remember that our P.E kits are white top, black shorts and pumps or trainers.
Thursday- Reading and spelling books should be brought back ready to change every Friday.
What are we learning about this term?
This term we will be covering two topics. We will be investigating hot and cold countries. We will be looking at differences and similarities, wildlife that live there, map work, temperature and also we will be looking at the effect we have on the planet. We will be looking at the life of a polar bear using different stories and investigating why their lives are changing and what we can do to help. As well as this we will be looking at the Romans. We will be learning about how they changed Britain. As well as this we will be completing a D&T project creating Roman shields and looking closely at Roman soldiers. We will also hopefully be going on our summer trip to Chester to learn more about the Romans.
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 Thursday 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- when we finish a new maths method in school a letter will be sent home explaining what we have learnt and how we use the method. Please practise this at home.
Important dates this term
Numeracy – Procedural test Wednesday 2nd May
Numeracy – Reasoning test Thursday 3rd May
Reading – English test Friday 4th May
Sports Day – Friday 15th June
Year 4 Class Assembly – Friday 13th July