Teacher: Mrs N Pettitt
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 4 units of work. Creation and the story of Abraham and Joseph, Jesus teaches us how to pray, Advent, Christmas, Jesus: The light of the world and Beloved son, Old testament: Moses – King David, Lent: Living as followers of Jesus today, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost, Sharing in the life of Christ, Special roles and responsibilities.
For inspiration for our writing we will be using a class text each term.
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: Electricity, Sound, Forces, States of Matter and Light. 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; A local study about the history of our canals, the achievements of the Ancient Egyptians, the achievements of the ancient Greeks,
Our Geography topics will be taught in Autumn 2, Spring 2 and Summer 2. This year our Geography topics include; Investigating rivers, The Water Cycle, What and Where are the Tropics.
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, working in the style of Monet and Seurat, Making a Grecian vase using pinch, slab and coil techniques.
Our D&T topics will be taught in Autumn 2, Spring 2 and Summer 2. This year our D&T topic questions are ‘How will we bridge that gap?’ ‘Can we make an egg box for life?’ and ‘Why might our monsters or dinosaurs bite you?’
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 homework each Friday. Homework needs to be completed by the following Thursday. Times tables and spellings are also part of our homework and must be practised regularly at home too.
"Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.”