Welcome to Year 4
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Phoenix Class Curriculum News for the first half of the Autumn Term
Welcome to Year 4!
A big welcome to the children and their families to year 4.
I hope that everyone has had a great summer and are looking forward to the new school year ahead
Our first topic this year is...
'Danny, the Champion of the World!'
Within this topic we have a focus on 1950s Britain (which is when the story was set).
Useful Websites (adult supervision is recommended when using the internet)
Children may click ‘my class log in’ then:
Maths (times tables):
Staff in Phoenix Class
Class Teacher: Mr C Holt
Teaching Assistant: Mrs G Stone (Mondays)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs H Twigg (Thursdays and PPA Tuesday afternoons)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs S Mason (Fridays)
Parent Volunteer: Sue Swift (Thursdays)
*We are always looking for parent / grandparent volunteers to help with reading and classroom jobs, even a couple of hours a week is a huge help, with the promise of tea, coffe and biscuits! Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in helping us in class.*
This year we will be studying the following five topics:
Danny, the Champion of the World (and the 1950s)
Once Upon a Time / Beauty and the Beast
Shiver me Timbers! (all of Summer)
Table Places and Targets
The Year 4 children have been assigned table places for general work, English work and maths work and have maths and writing targets (which are in the back of their relevant books). Please ask your child their current targets as they should know them.
Spelling homework will be given out on a Friday and children must learn the spellings for the following Tuesday. Homework will also include using TTRockstars, Mathletics and Reading on a weekly basis.
Reading Books / Library Books
Reading journals will be given out on a Tuesday and a Friday and they should be brought back in on a Monday and a Thursday in order for us to read with the children and change the books.
At school your child will have the opportunity to read to a member of staff at least three times a week (including our guided reading sessions).
The children will also be able to change their library books once a week during our library slot on a Wednesday afternoon. The children may keep their library books for as long as they like but if it is not in class on Wednesday we will not be able to change it.
Before and After School
At the beginning of the school day, before registration (8.40 – 8.55) the children will have different maths, reading and writing activities to complete throughout the year. During our first half term we will have a push on times tables, the children will be able to play games and activities to improve their times tables fluency.
At the end of each school day (3.15 pm) the children will wait in the area outside the top of the KS1 corridor (with all of the other KS2 children). The children will wait in this area until they see who is collecting them, and strictly must not leave through the black gate until they do so.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me, either after school when collecting your child, on Class Dojo or by arranging an appointment with Mrs Lawrenson if it is something you would like to discuss further. Also, my door is always open and I'm always happy to chat.
Our Topic is this half term is...
Danny, the Champion of the World!
(and a closer look at the 1950s)
Our curriculum plans for this half term:
Addition and Subtraction
Issues and Dilemmas of Roald Dahl's Stories.
Poems with a Structure - linked to the poems of Roald Dahl.
Teeth - Why are they different sizes and shapes and how should we look after them?
1950s Britain (classrooms, clothes and hobbies of children in this era).
Not taught this half term but we will be comparing the setting of Danny, the Champion of the World with our local setting.
Art & Design:
Textiles - Creating clothes for 1950s dolls and teddies.
Called by God
Swimming and 'Healthy Heads'
Revision from last year
Class Charter / Nice to meet you.
The illustrations of Quentin Blake
Reading, Writing and Reflection Areas:
We have a dedicated reading area in class (please see Class Dojo for photos of our classroom). The reading area has a wide selection of new books and comfy 'blue banana' beanbags.
There is a writing area for two children to work at for extra work on things such as sentence structure, handwriting and SPAG.
We also have a reflection area where the children are allowed to spend time reflecting upon anything that has happened in class or at home that week.
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