Welcome to Cedar Class!

Year 4

 

Class Teacher: Miss I Batool

Teaching Assistant:  Miss Hutton (AM only) 

Happy New Year! Welcome back!

 Important dates:

Class Assembly: Wednesday 28th March 2018 @ 9:00am

Spellings 08.01.18

they, weigh, eight, grey, sleigh, 

young, touch, blood, trouble, country, does 

chef, brochure, parachute, machine.  

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Maths

This term we will be focusing on Multiplication and Division. We will be looking at the multiplication and division facts for numbers up to 12. It would be useful if the children are practicing their timetables at home to become more fluent with their multiplication and division facts. This then lends itself to fact families. The children will be looking at the relationship between numbers in more detail to produce fact families. 

We will also be continuing with our schoolwide push towards increasing times tables fluency, so please encourage your child to work on their maths passports alongside their spellings and any other homework they are given.     

 

English

Our class text this term is The Iron Man which is already proving to be a popular choice!

We will be using the book to explore a wide range of writing styles, including writing a newspaper report, a diary entry and a narrative alongside various grammar and spelling concepts. 

 

Spellings remain a key focus in school, and as such the weekly test has changed slightly. They will now consist of 6 spellings from the weekly spelling concept and some 'buzz words' from our lessons, alongside two bonus spellings (with meanings) that children can learn for extra credit. 

 

 

Topic

Our Topic for the Spring term is geography based about the United Kingdom. We will be exploring world maps to locate the UK, and then using atlases to locate different cities and counties in the UK. We will be exploring land marks, capital cities and the importance of the UK to the people who live there. We will also be discussing current issues that arise in the news.  

 

 

Science

Our Science topic this term is Electricity. We will be learning about electricity in detail, where it is generated, how it is produced and how it gets to homes and schools. We will also explore all the essential elements that are required for a circuit to work and then look at more complex circuits. This will then lead to the learning of the symbols used to represent different parts of the circuit. The knowledge the children will acquire will enable the children to complete their science homework project. 

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P.E

Our P.E days are Monday and Thursday. This half term is a range of different ball games. We will be doing P.E. inside and outside this half term. 

Please make sure your child has the correct P.E kit, both indoor and outdoor and that all kit is clearly labelled.

 

Music

This year Cedar class are lucky to be learning the guitar with Mr Boyes.  

Our lessons take place on Thursday mornings. 

 

Homework

Homework is science based. Your child will be given 4 weeks to complete their project. If you require any extra resources for their homework, please do not hesitate to ask. 

 

 Please check planners regularly as notes and weekly spellings will be sent home in them. 

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Miss I Batool