Hello to everyone in Pine Class,
Welcome to our class page and the Spring term! In Year 4 your class teacher is Mrs Hathaway. We are supported by Mrs Johnstone through the week and Mr Hartley on a Tuesday afternoon. On a Thursday afternoon Mrs Towers will be teaching RE, FRENCH and ICT through the year.
Spellings & Handwriting
We will continue to work on our spelling patterns, sounds and handwriting each day. Spellings will be uploaded to Google classroom on a Friday and the test will always take place on the following Friday. We will have special sounds to focus on and investigate each week, a spelling pattern to practice as well as learning our spellings for that week. Throughout all of these activities we will have opportunities to focus on our handwriting and thinking about how we can make it even better.
KS2-Spelling-Menu Click this link to find some great ideas for working on your spellings.
The children are provided with a rich reading curriculum through our English work, our daily reading comprehensions, our class novel and independent reading.
Please try and read at home as often as you can, and we will also try and listen to your child in school as much as we can. Please also make sure your child has their reading book in school everyday.
In English this term we are as our class readers are two Viking themed books that look to be packed with lots of fun and adventure!
Lots of comprehension study will be done with these and then we will doing Talk4Writing projects based on the grizzly tale of Sigurd and the Dragon.
More work will be done with multiplying and dividing numbers as well as beginning to look further at fractions!
Times Table Rock Stars
We will continue to use Times Table Rock Stars as a fantastic way of learning times tables. Children can log in at home with their personal username and password. Please click the link below to visit the site.
Mrs Towers will be teaching RE this term. She will be teaching of how Jesus had power and authority.
This term we are looking something the Vikings would know nothing about -ELECTRICITY!
This term we are looking at the topic of Anglo-Saxons and Viking settlers.
During our studies of the Vikings we will make close observations of artefacts and motifs to create our own art work using pencil, paint and clay!
This half term we will be looking at how to take care of ourselves and those around us as well as studying our VALUES for this half term – JUSTICE and FREEDOM
Physical Education will often (weather permitting) take place outside. We will take regular exercise by using the outdoor track as often as possible. However this term we will also have access to the hall as we are studying the DANCE unit of Myths and Legends.
Please ensure that warm/waterproof jackets or coats are sent to school with your child. In line with guidance (regarding changing of clothes in school environment) and to limit the spread of infection, PE kits will not currently be kept in school. Our PE day will be on Tuesday and on this day children will come to school wearing their PE Kit – this will consist of shorts, t-shirt, leggings/jogging pants (if chosen), their school sweatshirt/cardigan and either school shoes or trainers.
A pair of trainers should also be kept at school permanently for outdoor/track use for other activities.
Working Online and ICT
Remember that if you are completing any searches online to use ‘children’, ‘child’ or ‘kids’ in your search to ensure any adult or unsuitable content is filtered out.
Always remember what KS says: If you have ‘yukky feelings’, then Say NO, Walk Away and Tell a Trusted Adult. The same rules apply online as in real life. Ask an adult if you are unsure about ANYTHING online. Make good, sensible choices and ask for help if something goes wrong.
We would always urge parents to carefully monitor what their child is accessing online. All links and videos provided are checked by staff to ensure their suitability, however links and suggestions will not have been. Please ensure your child is safe when accessing online material.
In ICT this term we are looking at coding and spreadsheets. We will be using Purple Mash to support our ICT lessons. The children can also access this at home so they can continue to work on their skills.
SO HERE IS TO 2022!
BEST WISHES TO ALL
AND ALL THE BEST PINE CLASS!