Welcome to Year 4, our adults in our classroom are, Mrs Leggett,
Mrs Whybrow, Mr Thomas. Here you will see all our fun learning for this year! This term our topic is all about the Exciting Environments or Perilous Places .
Our homework and reading homework is given out on a Friday, to be returned on the following Thursday. We will need our P.E. kits on a Tuesday and Thursday.
We will be starting Times Tables Rockstars this term, which is a program to help your children practise their times tables.
English - Take a look at what we will be learning this year!
READING in YEAR 4
Reading at Home
Every child chooses* a book to bring home each week from the classroom book bank.
This book is changed on a weekly basis. To qualify for Friday Banquet children have to read at home three times a week and get an adult to write this in their reading record.
*Chosen according to the "I PICK" rules so that it is a "good fit" for them.
Individual reading in school
All children keep a book in school to read that is appropriate for them.
Children participate in several Reading Rainbow sessions each week. During these sessions books are shared with classmates and children are given questions designed to further their wider reading skills.
As part of their English lessons all children have English comprehension work to complete both independently and in smaller groups led by a teacher.
Exciting Environments or Perilous Places?
To start our new enquiry topic we used sand to replicate the action of tectonic plates when they form mountains. This activity got us to visualise the process which helped us to understand how mountains and mountain ranges are formed. We found that using paper and foil was a good way of representing what actually happens.
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