Cedar

Welcome to Year 4 Cedar Class!

Class Teacher – Mrs Walker

Class Teaching Assistant – Mrs Sutherland

Class Governor – Julie Parry

Literacy

In literacy we will be continuing with our Talk 4 Writing process. We will be reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. The story tells a tale of a gentle giant who faces conflict for his appearance. We will also be exploring the closely linked poem – The Coming of the Iron Man.

Through these texts we will be focusing on descriptive techniques including onomatopoeia, expanded noun phrases and similes. We will also be furthering our application of speech punctuation.

In Reading we will be looking at making inferences about character’s moods and feelings. We will also analyse the language used by the author.

Maths

During this term we will be looking at multiplication and division, measurement (area) followed by fractions. Knowledge and fluent recall of times tables facts will support in all areas of our learning this term so we will continue to have a daily focused sessions. Times tables will be sent home each week to practise.

Learning will be practical, with lots of interactive activities. We will also tackle a wide range of problem solving and reasoning questions throughout all aspects of maths.

Science

Our focus in science will be looking into human nutrition. In this topic we will be exploring human nutrition and the digestion process.

Topic

Our class topic for Spring term is looking at where we live: Ellesmere Port. This topic will include lots of map work as well as exploring the local area. Further along in the topic we will be studying the industrial side of our home town.

R.E

This term we will focus on Sikhism. We will explore the 10 Gurus of Sikhism.

Spanish

During Spanish we will be learning to count, to say colours, days of the week and greetings.

Music

This term we will be learning to play the Ukulele in Cedar Class. This will take place on Wednesday afternoons.

Reminders

P.E will take place on Tuesdays. Please ensure that P.E kits are in school every day in case of change; including pumps or trainers.

On Fridays this term we will also be having swimming lessons in the afternoon as well as Tommy during one of the morning sessions. Tommy will focus on team building games and we could get muddy so please ensure that children bring in a change of clothes that you do not mind getting muddy (including trainers).

Homework will be given out every Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. This will consist of times tables practise and children will complete a times tables test each Tuesday.

Reading at home will form the other part of homework. We are encouraging children to read at home as much as possible and will be checking their reading records daily, so please make sure these are in school every day and are signed each time your child reads at home. These will then be counted and contribute towards their 100 Reads.

Thank you very much for visiting our page and please do not hesitate to come and see me with if you have any questions.

Many thanks, Mrs Walker