Welcome to the Badgers class page!
Hello and welcome to the Badgers webpage. This year Miss Priestley will be teaching the Badgers, supported by Miss Valimulla. Although the children will be working very hard this year, they will also be learning many fun and interesting facts and skills which will stay with them forever.
This webpage is here to help you find out all the information you need to know about what the children in Year 4 Badgers will be learning this term. A good idea is to use this as a reference point to make discussions with your child about what they have been learning at school.
This term our English will be based on poems by Allan Ahlberg. Like all text types we will begin by identifying the features of the poems and then create our own poem by implementing these. For our non-fiction we will continue to research Allan Ahlberg and other popular authors to write our own biographies.
Throughout this term we will focus our reading summarising all or parts of texts and apply our handwriting skills daily.
In maths we will be looking closely at how maths is used in our daily lives. As well as this the topics we will cover this term are:
* Place value of 4 digit numbers.
* Measurement and capacity
* Multiplication and division
It would be very helpful if children could regularly be asked what time it is in 12 hour and 24 hour too.
In Science we are learning about ‘States of matter’. Within this topic we will learn about:
* group solids, liquids and gases
* identify materials as solid, liquid or gas.
* investigate changes between materials
* understand why the water cycle is so important.
In Geography we are learning about ‘America’. Within this topic we will learn:
* about American regions
* read directions using an eight point compass
* maps popular areas of North America
* use maps, atlases and globes to locate places.
Children will have P.E. every Monday when they will be learning athletics. Please ensure children have their full P.E. kits in school on this day and that jewellery is removed in order for them to participate safely.
As part of the wider opportunities program, year 4 children will continue receiving brass instrument lessons every Friday. The children will use their skills in a class performance for the school on Friday 24th November
Over the course of the year your child will receive weekly spellings based on different spelling strings and rules. Children will receive a new set of spellings based on our spelling lessons every Thursday and will be tested on these the following Thursday.
In addition to spellings and reading, your children will be given both English and maths homework every week. This will be handed out every Thursday and is due the following Monday. Children not handing in all homework on time, will be sent to the homework drop in - during lunch time.
Finally, if you have any questions at all please feel free to speak to me after school or call the office to arrange an appointment.
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