Welcome to Chestnut Class
Class Teacher: Miss Hartnett
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Kirk
This half term we are looking at Decimals. Within this unit we will learn about tenths and hundredths as decimals, how to divide a one / two digit number by 10 and 100, and how to place decimals on a number line or place value chart.
We will also be continuing with our school wide push towards increasing times tables fluency, so please encourage your child to work on their key instant recall facts alongside their spellings and any other homework they are given. This will be essential for when they sit their times table test. Remember to use TT Rockstars. See further information below.
Our writing stimulus is atext titled Once Upon a Raindrop by James Carter. We will be using this text to write an explanation text about the water cycle. We will use our Writing Rainbow to help enhance our writing by using adjectives, adverbs, metaphors, personification and similes where appropriate. We will focus on our proofreading skills this term, ensuring that we have perfected sentence structure and punctuation.
In Guided Reading, we are using the text, 'Runaway Robot. by Frank Cottrell-Boyce.
Our topic for this term is Rivers. During this topic, we will learn about the major rivers of Yorkshire and the journey of a river from source to sea, and we will learn the names and features of different settlements.
In Science we will be learning about States of Matter.
P.E / Swimming
Our P.E days are Wednesday. Children will need to come to school wearing their full school PE kit:
Plain black jogging bottoms, Plain black hooded jacket, Plain black shorts, Red school PE t-shirt, Plain black trainers
Year 4 will go swimming every Wednesday from 22nd February. Don't forget to bring your towel, swimming costume or trunks. Long hair must be tied back. You can bring a piece of fruit to eat after the lesson.
This year we will learn how to play guitars with Mr Boyes, our lessons take place on Thursday mornings. Singing is on a Tuesday.
Homework is sent out weekly. It will be sent out on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday. Please encourage your child to practise times tables at least four times per week using TT Rockstars.
Our Times Table test will be taking place in June. In class, we have been focusing on times tables practise and the children are learning how knowing your times tables confidently helps them in all aspects of Maths. It is important that children are becoming familiar with the format of the times table test, particularly the timed element. Please ask you child to practise several times a week, ideally every day for 20-25 minutes. Here are some links to websites which have tests similar to the one your child will take in June:
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact any member of the Year 4 team.