Pine Class (Year 4)

Pine Class are a class of thirty seven children 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 main topic and History focus  is Ancient Egypt. Click on the picture below to find out more about this fascinating civilisation.

In other subjects:

Maths

The first topic is generalised arithmetic with a focus on multiplication. This will be followed by ‘reasoning with measures’ then fractions. 

English

Our class novel is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We will use this book to inspire our writing and book study. There will be plenty of grammar work (both revision and new concepts) and daily spelling sessions.

Science

Our science topic is Animals, Including Humans. This topic involves learning about the human digestive system, the types and function of teeth and will involve an investigation into the causes of tooth decay.

Religious Education

The topic is Jesus the Son of God / Shabbat (linking to Judaism).

Computing

The children will apply their knowledge of coding to program an external device called a ‘crumble’. Time permitting, the next topic will be spreadsheets.

Music

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

Art 

The children’s artwork will be inspired by Ancient Egyptian artifacts with a drawing skills focus. 

Physical Education

Egyptian themed dance is our main focus this term and will take place on a 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 ‘All About Me’.

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

The themes covered will be Emotional Health and Well Being, 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 Tuesday 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.