Welcome to class 4D's webpage!
Hello we are class 4D and this year we will be working in classroom 9. Our teacher is Miss Denby but we also work with Mrs Hough, Mrs Ajmal, Mrs Rashad and Mrs Clarkson in small groups.
Our time in Year 4 is going so quickly, we can’t believe it is the start of the Summer term already! We really enjoyed composing our own rhythms at the end of our topic ‘Light up the music’. Our Arctic models have been on display in our classroom, but now the weather is getting warmer so our new topics begin.
After the freezing cold of the Arctic, we will then move to the warmer climate of Australia where we shall examine aboriginal artwork, its history and famous artists. We will also experiment using different methods to create patterns and tell stories through art. We will then be going back in time to learn about the Romans and their influence on life in Great Britain including industry, culture, education, architecture and language. We will also create our own mosaics. Using specific design criteria, we shall design, make and evaluate a Roman container. After this, we will begin our topic about the seaside by examining the geographical features of the coastal areas and how these have changed over time.
In Science we will find out about teeth and the digestive system, then we will focus on the water cycle. During French we will continue to practise our conversations using everyday French language, as well as finding out about the culture and language for the body, describing people and sports. Our swimming sessions will continue – we are like little fish each Wednesday now! Our writing skills are improving each day; this term we will be writing Science Fiction stories, examining different styles of poetry, writing non-chronological reports and persuasive letters. We will continue to learn about British values and our RE work will examine words of wisdom in different faiths. We are determined to learn all our times tables and get quicker at mental maths each week! We will continue to use the Mastery approach in Maths by further developing our problem solving and reasoning skills. Working on fractions, decimals and percentages will definitely help us. We will also be continuing to learn the flute each week in Music.
Each day we work hard to be given merits which we receive for outstanding work and using the Heckmondwike Way to push ourselves. These merits build up so we can achieve our bronze, silver and gold certificates. As well as this, we have a star table chart in which the winning team gets to go in the treasure chest at the end of the week. We are very excited about the Governor’s award and who will be chosen for the weekly hot chocolate treat with Mr. Harris! Let’s push ourselves to be here each day so we can win the attendance prize!
These are a few things to remember!
- Now we are in Year 4, we get to go swimming every Wednesday morning. Make sure you bring your swimming costume or trunks, a towel and a bag to keep your wet kit in each week. Earrings should be taken out before coming to school and all hair tied back.
- Water bottles will go home each night to be washed and re-filled – this really helps with our concentration and stops us becoming dehydrated.
- Homework, consisting of a piece of English and Maths, will be given each Friday to be returned the following Monday. Yellow slips will be given out if it is not done or not completed to a suitable standard.
- Spellings will be given out on a Friday to learn for our spelling test the following Friday.It’s quiz time!In Key Stage Two we will choose our own book from the library and then when it is completed, we take a short quiz in school. When we receive 100% on 3 consecutive occasions, we can then go onto a higher level. We aim to do 2 quizzes each week! We would be very grateful if you could read with your child each night and record any comments in the reading log. Books can be changed before school, at break time, during personalised learning time, dinner time and after school. We have fun in Year 4 but we work very hard. Push yourself to be the best you can be!