Teacher: Miss N Hemmings
Classroom Support: Mrs G Chiazza
“Promise me you’ll remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think”
A.A. Milne From the book Winnie the Pooh.
Our Class Saint
Our class Saint is St John Henry Newman and we will celebrate this in class on Friday 9th October.
Leaning and Growing as People of God
RE is taught on a two year rolling programme in Year 3/4. This year the children are being taught the Year 3 units of work. Belonging: We Gather as God’s Family, Reconciliation, Prayer, Listening to God’s Word at Mass, Eucharist: Thanksgiving to God, as well as the key units in the church’s liturgical year such as Advent, Christmas, Holy week, Easter and Pentecost.
For inspiration for our writing we will be using a class text each term.
Other books that we may read during Guided Reading or when we read for pleasure include:
Maths is taught every day and covers a range of mathematical concepts over the year including: Place Value, Calculations, Measure, Fractions and Shape. We follow the programme ‘Power Maths’ as well as ‘White Rose’. We spend time learning new skills and will take part in many Mathematical challenges to make us masters of Maths! An extensive knowledge of the times tables is required for many areas of Maths and children will have a weekly times table test to monitor their progress. Our Year 4 children will also take their Multiplication Table Check. More information can be found in the documents below.
During the year, we are working hard to develop our scientific skills. We will be learning about: Health and Movement, Rocks and Fossils, What happens to the foods that we eat, Living things and their Habitats and Plants. We will also be investigating, researching, classifying and carrying out enquiries to widen our scientific knowledge.
Our History topics will be taught in Autumn 1, Spring 1 and Summer 1. This year our History topics include; The Stone Age, The Stone age to the Iron Age and The Romans.
Our Geography topics will be taught in Autumn 2, Spring 2 and Summer 2. This year our Geography topics include; Our World, Italy, Earthquakes and Volcanoes.
Our Art topics will be taught in Autumn 1, Spring 1 and Summer 1. This year our ART topics include; Mono and poly block printing, making an Iron Age Pot, working in the style of David Hockney.
Our D&T topics will be taught in Autumn 2, Spring 2 and Summer 2. This year our D&T topic questions are ‘Will our bag for life last that long?’, ‘Can we all go and fly a kite?’ and ‘Where does my seasonal food come from?’.
PE is a very important part of the curriculum and all children are expected to take part in 2 hours of PE each week. Children can come to school in their P.E kit on the day of their lesson. This day may change each half term. Miss Hemmings will let you know the day of your P.E lesson as soon as possible. The units of work covered in PE are: dance, gymnastics, invasion games, athletics, cricket and our Year 4 children will be going swimming.
Computing: We will learn how to code and decode, we will learn how to connect and be safe online and we will practise communicating using applications such as; word and power point.
French: We will practise reading, speaking and writing fluently in French.
PSHE: In PSHE we will think about and explore what it means to ‘be me’, we will think about celebrating our differences, talk about our dreams and goals and what it means to be healthy,
Music: We will describe, transcribe, compose and perform different styles of music. Music will be taught by Mr B!
Please find time to read with your child every day and don’t forget to sign their diary, dojos will be given in class to those that read every day! Your child will receive two pieces of homework each Friday (Math or English plus one foundation subject). Homework needs to be completed by the following Thursday. More information about online homework and the new way of handing homework in will be explained very soon.
"Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.”