Pine Class (Year 4)

Pine Class are taught by Mrs Moss (Mon-Wed) and Miss Taylor (Thur and Fri). Mrs Hathaway teaches on Tuesday afternoon during Mrs Moss’s planning time. Mrs Lakin and Mrs Durant  are our teaching assistants.

What’s happening this half term?

Our History topic during the Autumn Term is The Vikings. It’s a fascinating topic, not least because the Vikings actually sailed up the river Lune to Halton! We will visit the ancient Viking cross in the local graveyard which tells the story of Sigurd the Dragonslayer.

Click on the picture below to learn more about the Vikings.

(BBC Bitesize website)

In other subjects:

Maths

There will be lots of work on place value to start with and daily times-table sessions.

English

We will write stories inspired by Sigurd the Dragonslayer. There will be plenty of grammar work (both revision and new concepts) and daily spelling sessions.

Science

Our science topic is electricity. Later in the term, this will link to Design Technology and coding too.

Religious Education

The topic is David and the Psalms.

Computing

We will use Purple Mash to learn coding skills. We’ll apply these skills to our special electricity/DT project later in the term.

Music

The children will learn to play the recorder with Mrs Pilkington.

Art 

The children’s artwork will be inspired by British sculptor Barbara Hepworth.

Physical Education

Swimming is our main focus this term and takes place on Thursday afternoon. A further PE session is scheduled for Wednesday afternoons. We will also use the running track to develop our fitness

French

The topic is birthdays.

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

The children will learn about making a positive contribution, British Values and good mental health.

Please read the Friday Newsletter, which will inform you of all forthcoming events and other important information. 

Homework

Spelling and Reading

Year 4 receive spelling homework each Friday to be handed in the following Friday. There is a reading challenge too, with all children encouraged to read five pages five times a week in order to move up a square on our challenge chart. There are prizes! We check all reading records each Wednesday morning.

Times-tables

Each child has a login to RockStar Times-tables, a brilliant, fun times-table app, to help them to learn their times-tables both at home and at school.

Purple Mash

All children have logins 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 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.