Cedar

Welcome to Year 4 Cedar Class!

Class Teacher – Miss Christian

Class Teaching Assistant – Mrs Sutherland

Class Governor – Julie Parry

Literacy

In literacy we will be focusing on poetry, traditional African tales and report writing. All of our writing will link to our topic of Africa. We will be using the talk 4 writing process to explore our first book of the autumn term ‘Anansi and the Sky God’. Through drama and looking into a range of traditional African tales, the children will explore features and characters.

SPAG: Conjunctions (including when, if, because, although), present perfect form of verbs (in contrast to the past tense), expanded noun phrases,  pronouns, adverbs, prepositions, fronted adverbials, commas after fronted adverbials, possessive apostrophe (with singular and plural nouns), using and punctuating direct speech, suffixes and prefixes.

Maths

During this term we will be looking at place value (up to 10,000); addition and subtraction (up to 4 digit numbers); length and perimeter; multiplication and division (multiples of 6, 7 and 9). 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 math.

We will be working on our times tables during daily focused sessions. Times tables will also be sent home to practise each week.

Science

Our focus in science will be looking into dangers to living things. This includes researching food chains and understanding the language of consumer, producer, predator and prey. We will also be identifying changes to environments and how this impacts on living things.

Topic

Our class topic for Autumn term is Africa, focusing upon Ancient Egypt. Through this topic we will develop our mapping skills to locate countries and it’s features. We will look into ancient civilisations, focusing on hierarchy and society, as well as identifying the significance of the pyramids and hieroglyphics.

R.E

This term we will focus on Islam, looking particularly at celebrations within the religion. We will explore this by researching and use drama activities to support our understanding.

Spanish

During Spanish we will be learning to count, basic words and greetings.

Music

In Cedar class we are very lucky to be learning two instruments this term. On Tuesday mornings we will begin learning how to play the violin and on Thursday afternoons we will develop our drum skills.

Reminders

P.E will take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please ensure that P.E kits are in school on these days; including pumps or 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, Miss Christian.