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 the fairytale ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Like all text types we will begin by identifying the features of the text and then create our own fairy tale by implementing these. For our non-fiction we will continue with this theme and explore letter-writing by taking the role of a character.
Throughout this term we will focus our reading on identify how meaning is enhanced through choice of words and will also 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:
* charts and graphs
* multiplication by partitioning and the grid method
* division by ten and hundred
* area and perimeter
It would be very helpful if children could continue to be asked what time it is in 12 hour and 24 hour analogue and digital times
In Science we are learning about ‘Animals and Habitats’. Within this topic we will learn about:
* To classify animals starting with vertebrates and invertebrates.
* To identify invertebrates with a simple key.
* To recognise that environments change.
* To understand some of the human impacts on specific habitats.
In History we are learning about ‘Children’s lives now and in the past’. Within this topic we will learn:
* To place some of the details of childhood on a timeline.
* To compare aspects of children’s lives in the past with the present.
* To compare the lives of children across different periods.
* To contrast different leisure activities across two or more periods of history.
* To identify some of the main changes affecting children over time.
As part of the wider opportunities program, year 4 children will continue receiving music lessons every Friday.
Children will have P.E. every Monday when they will be learning ‘striking and fielding’. 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.
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 Friday and will be tested on these the following Friday.
In addition to spellings and reading, your children will be given both English and maths homework every week. This will be handed out every Friday and is due the following Friday. 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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