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Year 4 Badgers

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, Mrs Malik and Mrs Hester. 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 taught through the theme 'Hunted'. We will be using 'The Brer Rabbit Collection' by Enid Blyton, as our focus folk tale and this will support us to write a narrative based on a folk tale.  For our non-fiction unit, we will be exploring debates with a focus on different real life issues such as school uniform. Throughout this term we will focus our reading on listening to and discussing fiction in different forms such as folk tales.



In Maths we will be looking at:

* Identifying angles.

* Types of triangles.

* Types of quadrilaterals.

We will be working really hard on our times tables this half term so that we are confident in our recall of multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 and therefore it would be very helpful if children could continue to work on their times tables up to 12 x 12 at home. 



In Science we will be learning about animals and habitats. We will look at:

- Food chains.

- Classification of animals.

- Comparing different habitats. 



This half term in DT we are going to be learning about food to support a healthy diet, focusing on:

  • The Eat Well Plate.
  • Food grown in different climates.
  • How foods can be reared/grown/caught.



As part of the wider opportunities programme, year 4 children will be receiving music lessons every Friday.



Children will have P.E. every Thursday when they will be covering Gymnastics.  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.



Useful websites you may want to visit:



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