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Sandhurst, Berkshire

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Year 4

Class Teacher: Mrs C Bales

Support Staff: Mrs H McComish and Mrs L Black

 

A very warm welcome to Year 4! We are delighted to welcome the children back and have so much to look forward to this year. 

 

Year 4 Topics

Year Four will start this academic year with our exciting ‘Home & Away’ topic, studying the geography, language and culture of Poland. The children will then research a country of their own choice, in detail, which they will present to the class. During the Spring term, we will move on to make a detailed study of the history of Sandhurst from 1812 onwards, to investigate how the people of the town once lived (and thrived) and how our local landscape has developed and changed. There will be lots of outdoor learning taking place in and around the Sandhurst community to bring this topic to life. Lastly, but certainly not least, we finish the year with our epic Romans topic, studying the impact of the Roman invasion of Britain, culminating in an enriching trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace and Museum.

 

English

We will be exploring non-fiction recounts, instructional texts and stories in familiar settings this term, before moving on to study narrative and performance poetry, and autobiographical works. The children will also be writing imaginative stories with an emphasis on myths and legends, as well as drafting play-scripts. Our grammar focus will include expanding noun-phrases and adverbial phrases, using fronted adverbials, and ensuring sentence cohesion with determiners and pronouns.  

 

Maths

We will start the year by looking at place value before moving on to consolidating our knowledge of the four operations. The children will then move on to study statistics, area and perimeter, fractions, decimals and percentages, shape, position and direction and the conversion of standard and non-standard units and volumes.

 

For a more detailed overview of this year's work, please see the 'Curriculum Overview' document attached to this page. 

 

Homework

Alternating Maths and English homework will be sent home every Monday, and marked the following Monday. All children will be expected to complete their homework by the deadline. Please remind your child to bring in their homework book every Monday so that homework can be marked and new homework can be issued. 

 

Children will also benefit from support in learning their times-tables, and more information about this can be found in the 'Information for Year 4 Parents and Carers' document attached below.

 

In addition to the above, please ensure that your child reads aloud every day if possible, and that their reading records are signed by an adult as confirmation.

 

Class Routines

PE will take place on a Tuesday AM with Mr Boardman and Friday PM with the class teacher. Both PE sessions will take place outdoors during the Autumn term. Children should come into school dressed in their PE kit on these days.  Please ensure your child is dressed in the correct school PE kit. No earrings or watches are allowed during PE. 

 

Useful websites

 

Writing Inspiration

Spelling Help

Times Tables

Mathsbot

Mathaids

Pobble 

Readtheory

BBC Skillswise - advice for parents who want to help with homework

BBC Bitesize

Interactive teaching programmes (maths)

Interactive teaching clock

Times tables games

Once upon a picture

 

Useful Information

Class Photos
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