Hello and welcome to Year 4.
Hello and welcome to Year 4.
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 morning)
Mrs Martin (Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday)
TA’s in Class – Mrs Brown (all week)
Our week in school and things to remember:
Tuesday- please come to school in forest school clothes. Could forest school wellies be kept in school please. Children can come to school in trainers and we will change into our wellies.
Wednesday- Children will have their new spellings on a Wednesday please check seesaw to find them. On each page there is 4 weeks of spellings, please learn one column a week. The date is on the top of each column.
Friday- Please come to school in P.E kits. White top, school jumper/cardigan and shorts or jogging bottoms.
Reading books – I have sent home all of the children’s levels for you to access the books on oxford owl.
What are we learning about this term?
This term we are learning about the topic ‘Healthy body, healthy mind, healthy me’. We are starting the term off reading ‘Where happiness begins’ and completing lots of work about how we are feeling and how to cope with our emotions. We will then be moving onto ‘Ruby’s Worry’ where we will be looking at our own worries. We will be using talk for writing to perform the story in groups before writing our own version of the story. In our afternoons we will be looking at different snacks that we all enjoy and looking to see how healthy they are. The children wanted to find out what chocolate everyone likes to eat in school and then try to find out which one was the best for us to eat. We will also be looking at foods which are advertised as healthy and finding out if they are as healthy as they look! After this we will be looking at persuasive writing in English and we will be creating our own tv adverts advertising the healthiest chocolate bar that we can find. In forest school we will be designing and creating photo frames for our self-portraits that we have drawn. The children will be using a variety of tools and materials to make these. We will also be creating some bug houses and creating a persuasive advert to sell it!
This term in Maths, we shall be undertaking outdoor mathematical treasure hunts, completing healthy eating code breakers, learning more about place value, addition and subtraction whilst continuing work on our times tables. In Science we will be focusing on diet and exercise and how our bodies work. We shall be looking at how to plan and prepare a programme for athletes or performers with clear instructions relating to their diet, exercise and rest.
In PSE lots of work will be carried out to ensure the children feel happy and secure back in the school environment after a long time away. We shall also look at being thankful for the little
things in our lives and strategies to use when feeling anxious or worried. In RE we will be looking at the Jewish faith and how special the relationship is between Jews and God. In PE we will be focusing on footwork skills as well as throwing and catching, mainly related to netball. We shall be learning how to listen and appraise music as well as learning new songs.