Welcome To Otter Class
Dear Otters class and parents,
We are in our last term! We have nearly made it. I hope you have had a great year with me and are looking forward to starting year 5 in September.
In English this term, we will be looking at poetry and balanced arguments. We are going to be learning the skills needed to write balanced arguments and participating in debates. The book this term is 'The Village that Vanished' by Ann Grifalconi. This book is an interesting and informative read with helpful illustrations. We are also going to be looking at the poem 'Snow Leopard' by Philip Gross.
In PE lessons this summer, we will be working on our athletics in preparation for our sports day on 13TH July. PE is on a Tuesday and the children should come to school in PE uniform on that day.
In Science, we will be learning about life in our oceans and environmental factors that are affecting it such as micro-plastics, pollution, and coral reef degradation.
In Geography, we will be learning about coasts.
- Please come to school wearing your PE kits – PE is every Tuesday
- Please practice your times tables regularly and complete MyMaths activities
- Reading records must be in school every day so we can see your reading journey. Please try to read at least three times a week at home. Parents and carers, please sign the reading record so we can see they have read to you.
Year 4 - Multiplication test
In June, the new Year 4 Multiplication test will become statutory. Your child will need to take a short online test to make sure their times tables knowledge is at the expected level, answering questions up to 12x12. As well as practicing times tables and Rockstars at school, please ensure your child is recalling multiplication facts at home too. You can find further information about the test at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/multiplication-tables-check-development-process
Below I have attached a link to what the Year 4 times tables test will look like, this will be very useful for children to use at home: https://www.timestables.co.uk/multiplication-tables-check/