Pine Class (Year 4)

We are a class of 35 children taught by Mrs Jackman and Mrs Moss.

We are looking forward to a full and exciting second half of the Autumn term and continue to work hard to ensure that the curriculum is creative, fully meets the needs of all children and is as up to date as possible.
Please read the Friday Newsletter, which will inform you of all forthcoming events and other important information. 

All children have been given login’s for Purple Mash (an interactive online learning platform) upon which there are various activities and games to support the topics that the children have been learning about in class.  We will let the children know if we have set a specific task for them to complete at home. Please click HERE to access the login page for Purple Mash. Please contact Mrs Jackman or Mrs Moss if your child has any difficulties logging onto the site.

This half term Year 4 will be studying: 

Maths In maths we will continue to develop mental and written addition and subtraction skills. We will then move onto multiplication. The children are being encouraged to learn their times tables and will be tested at their level each Friday. 

Literacy We are writing a newspaper report as we round up our study of ‘The Iron Man’. We will be linking our topic on Anglo-Saxons and Vikings with literacy and will be looking at the story behind the Anglo-Saxon poem ‘Beowulf’ 

History We are continuing to learn about the Vikings but we are also looking at ways of using what we have learnt. We will be using the TASC wheel (‘Thinking Actively in a Social Context’) to work together to carry out problem solving activities related to our Viking work. 

RE In RE we will look at the symbolism of light in music and art, thinking about Jesus as the Light of the world, and exploring how those practising Judaism celebrate Hanukkah.  

Science In science this half term we will be exploring a number of investigations centred around the topic of State of Matter (learning about solids, liquids and gases). As part of this topic we will make slime and learn about its properties. 

ICT In ICT we will be presenting our newspaper reports using ‘Purple Mash’, as well as using this program to supplement other curriculum areas. We will be continuing to look at Web Research and always referring back to e-Safety. 

Art In art we are being inspired by the works of artist Andy Goldsworthy. There will be activities linked to our Christmas display and we will make Christmas cards too.  

Music We are continuing to learn the recorder and associated skills and will possibly be working towards a performance at the Christmas concert! 

PE We will continue to swim on a Thursday this half term. We will be using the running track as often as possible to keep up our fitness levels too. 

French We are continuing to learning how to talk about the pets we have and would like to have!