Welcome to Otter class in Year 4! I hope you all had a lovely break and are excited to start the school year. We have been reading and analysing the book “The Fox and the Star” by Coralie Bickford Smith.
We even wrote our own versions of the story based on our own characters. We worked so hard planning, drafting and editing our stories. On Tuesday 22nd September, we were able to share our stories with all of Year 4! (See pictures at the bottom of the page) Here are some of our stories...
In Maths, we will be starting our unit on place value. In year 4, we learn thousands, hundreds, tens and ones and this will be applied throughout the year. The children will be ordering, partitioning and rounding numbers. We will also be practising our times tables every day so that the children know all the way up to 12x12 by the end of the year. Continue to practise these at home!
In guided reading, we will be reading a book called “Varjak Paw” by S.F Said. This is a book about a Mesopotamian Blue cat who has to use martial arts to save his family.
In Geography, we learnt about “our place in Europe” as well as looking at maps of both Europe and the United Kingdom. You can support your child’s learning at home by having conversations about where you live (continent, country, city and town) as well as different friends and family members that may live elsewhere. The children really enjoyed trying food from Italy, Spain and France.
In science, we will be learning all about electricity and making electrical circuits. This will lead into our DT unit where we will be making our very own lighthouses that light up! You might want to start saving material that you would like to use in your project (toilet paper rolls, cardboard boxes, yogurt pots, etc.)
I look forward to getting to know each one of you and having a great first term! Continue to check back on the class page, as I will continue to post pictures and share information about what we are up to!
- PE will be on Tuesdays, so make sure that your child comes to school in their PE kit
- Independent Reading will be on Fridays and children can bring their own books from home
- Start gathering some supplies for our DT Lighthouse project. Please keep this at home until the day that we make them.