Welcome to Mrs Foster's Year 4 Class Page
Autumn Term 2018
What a fantastic first term! Everyone has worked so hard and the learning has been amazing. The children have had a super time learning about the Roman invasion, and Roman Day was a real highlight for everyone. What would you do if the Romans invade - Accept rule or fight?
The children have also been working on their writing skills and have produced informative newspaper reports along with some terrifying 'Dracula' descriptions. In maths we have been focusing on place value as well as addition and subtraction - and the children have been using sentence stems to help them with their reasoning about numbers.
After the holiday, we will be discovering how the eruption of Pompeii affected everyday citizens and develop our understanding of the geology of mountains and volcanoes – It will prove to be an explosive term!
Enjoy your rest - but remember to read every day and rock out to TTRS!
This term we will be developing our writing skills, through newspaper writing and using historical facts to create historical stories. While we will be learning new grammar and writing techniques, it is vitally important that we focus on handwriting and presentation – I wonder who will be first to get their Pen Licence!
We will focus this term on Place Value and written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. As all pupils are required to know their multiplication facts up to 12x12 by the end of year 4, we will keep this as a focus for the whole of the year. As a school we use TTRS and we will be celebrating the children’s success in class – please practise at home – as this is the key to knowing these facts inside and out. It is truly amazing how much easier the children find maths when these key facts are learnt.
PS – Parents – Don’t be afraid – you too can learn these facts with your children!
Homework will be set each week on a Tuesday ( to be handed in on the following Monday) and will mostly consist of an English or Maths activity lasting no longer than about 20 minutes, in addition to reading, spelling practice and numberwork on most days. Once or twice a term, we will also embrace opportunities to set more creative homework tasks – so get your glue and paint at the ready!
Please read – Every day!
While I would love all children to read daily - what is most important is that children develop a love of reading and choose to read for pleasure, as a school we encourage children to read for 10-20 minutes on most days. We continue to use AR and I would like pupils to aim to take at least one book quiz per week. Please come and have a chat if you have any questions linked to the AR scheme or would like to know ways to engage your child with reading at home.
We will be learning spellings daily in school with a test once a week on a Friday. These words will be linked to the year 4 spelling patterns as well as the year 3/4 NC required word lists. See links below.
We will have PE twice a week on a Wednesday and Thursday. Please ensure that PE kit is in school at the start of each term.