Welcome to Year 4’s Class Page!
Your class teachers are Miss Brown (Hawthorn Class) and Mrs Pillay (Maple Class)
Maple’s PE lessons are on Mondays (Indoor) and Thursdays (Outdoor)
Hawthorn’s PE lessons are on Tuesdays (Indoor) and Thursdays (Outdoor)
This term in English we will be developing our creative story writing. We will be linking our English lessons to our current History topic by reading the story ‘Anglo Saxon Boy’ to learn all about the life of an Anglo-Saxon child. We will discover more about the feud that led to one of the most famous battle in history.
The story Anglo Saxon Boy can be found on YouTube if you would like to listen at home.
This term, we will be focusing on number and place value. We will be working with numbers up to 10,000 and we will begin using negative numbers.
We will continue to secure our knowledge of addition and subtraction working with 4-digit numbers.
At the end of Year 4, the children will be sitting a times tables screening. Therefore, throughout the year we will continue to develop the children’s multiplication fluency. We will be practising all their times tables up to 12 x 12 and their inverse, for example if 12 x 3 = 36 then 36 ÷ 12 = 3
In science this term we will be learning about sound. We will identify and describe sound sources, explore how sound travels and different ways to change the pitch and volume of sound.
We will carry out investigations to find out how distance affects sound and will end this half term with our very own musical instrument project.
Reading is an extremely important part of the curriculum. At Whitehall, we encourage all children to read for pleasure. Each class will have a whole class guided reading session as well as an independent reading session for half an hour. We also ask children to read with an adult at home for a minimum of three times a week.