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Year 4

Hello and welcome to Classes 9 and 10

Class 9 is taught by Miss Booth / Mrs Walker-Jones and Class 10 is taught by Mr Goff.  Miss Foote supports in both classes.

 

Key information

  • Mr Goff’s class is situated on the playground and Miss Booth’s class is next to the computing suite.
  • Our P.E. days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that P.E. kits remain in school and are only taken home for the half-term holidays. Anyone with ears pierced will either need to take their earrings out for the lesson or cover these with plasters/micropore tape, which are provided for by their family. 
  • Please send your child with a water bottle each day which is filled with water and ideally labelled. 
  • To support your child with their reading, please read with them at least 4 times per week for about 10 to 15 minutes. All children have a book in school at their reading level. We encourage them to bring these books home. Please ensure they are returned each day so they can also be read in school.

 

In maths during this half-term, the children have been learning about number and place value in maths. We have investigated numbers to 1,000 learning about the value of the hundreds and thousands digits and learned how to partition these using part-whole models and place value grids. We have also learned about Roman Numerals and negative numbers. Next half term we will learn about the formal written methods for addition and subtraction (column addition and subtraction) as well as improving our mental strategies for addition and subtraction.

In English, we have read the text Ma’ats feather (a story set in Egypt) and examined many aspects of it. For example, we looked at the emotional journey the main character went on in the story. We examined the authors word choices and how these showed how the character was feeling as well as the impact upon the reader. We improved our inference skills, again looking at character emotions. We used this text as inspiration for our writing. Toward the end of the half term we wrote a setting description of a tomb like the one the main character robbed in the story! Next half term we will continue to use Ma’ats feather as our inspiration to look at dialogue and the rules of speech. We will also retell a portion of the story.