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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 'The Art of Food'. We will be using the story 'The Balaclava Boy' which looks at 'issues and dilemmas' and this will support us to write our own issues and dilemmas story. For our non-fiction unit, we will be exploring persuasion and focusing on how persuasion is used in adverts to support us in writing a persuasive piece of work. Throughout this term we will focus our reading on exploring the meaning of key vocabulary in the context of the text and will also apply our handwriting skills daily.



In Maths we will be looking at:

* Multiplying 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number. 

* Dividing 2 digits by a 1 digit number.

* Comparing Area.

* Subtracting two fractions.

It would be very helpful if children could continue to work on their times tables up to 12 x 12. 



In Science we are learning about ‘Teeth and Digestion’. Within this topic we will learn about:

* The simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans.

* Different teeth and their functions.

* Food chains 

* How to keep teeth and gums healthy. 



In Art we are learning about ‘Still Life’. Within this topic we will learn about:

* Different artists and craftspeople. 

* Creating textures with charcoal, pencil, crayon and pastels. 

* Developing 2-D drawing to 3-D drawing and sculptures.




In Computing we are learning about:

* Data handling using different databases and spreadsheets.

* Images and texts using PowerPoint.



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



Children will have P.E. every Wednesday when they will be covering Dance.  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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