Year 4 (Crispin) 2019 - 2020
Year 4 Class Teacher
Happy New Year Crispin Class children and parents!
This term is set to be action packed, exploring new topics and getting our swim practice in at Egham Leisure Centre. Additionally, we have Science Week to look forward to and lots of fun activities booked in with teachers around the school.
We are starting off English with a bang, looking at nonsense poems by the fabulous Spike Milligan. The children will be introduced to a range of his work and by the end of the unit we will have created their own wacky poems. We will also be looking at a Roald Dahl book and unpicking his use of made up words to add detail and fill our imaginations with incredible ideas. Introducing great poets and authors helps children to build their love of reading and in turn writing. We encourage the children to read daily, to help build their fluency and vocabulary throughout the year.
In maths, we will be practicing our timestables in preparation for the statutory times table test in the summer term along with looking at area, fractions and decimals. Please keep supporting your children in learning and recalling their timestables with games or songs. If you need any ideas, the children are always happy to explain Kaboom!
In science, we will be finishing off our electricity unit before moving on to sound. As well as having fun building circuits, we will be discussing the importance of electricity and the ways that we can keep safe when using it. In the second half term, we are all looking forward to Science Week. The children always have a great time and I can’t wait to introduce the new topic!
We are starting out in geography looking at mountains. We will be finding out how they are formed, where they are around the world and why people enjoy them so much. After half-term, I am looking forward to diving into the world of Pharohs with the children and finding out all about ancient Egypt.
Our Computing lessons will be filled with animation this term as the children get creative on Scratch. Alongside this, we use Sumdog, Times Tables Rockstars and Education City to help keep our learning interactive and engaging.
Swimming will be taking place on Tuesdays which always leads to a fabulous afternoon out for all and on Thursdays we will be covering gymnastics, dodgeball and tag rugby. As always, we ask that children have their PE kits in school at all times as with our busy timetable we sometimes have to move afternoon lessons around. Additionally, all jewellery must be removed for both PE and swimming, with the exception of religious items that can be covered with a sweat band.
I can’t wait to get started this term and I know that the children will continue to grow and develop as we move towards the Summer Term.
If you have any questions please feel free to drop by at the end of the school day, or alternatively book and appointment with our lovely office ladies.
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