Welcome to Class 4E’s web page!
Welcome to year 4! We are based in class 8 and our teacher is Miss Evenden. We are lucky enough to have Mrs Clarkson working with us if we find things hard and sometimes Mrs Brierly and Mrs Ismaeel work in our classroom with some of us too.
We have been working really hard so far to settle in and have had a busy couple of weeks!
Lessons this term ……..
In Science we will be looking at ‘Electricity and Light’. We will find out about the dangers around electricity, what makes up a complete circuit and build our own circuit to make a bulb light up.
Our first topic will be ’Arctic Adventures’. During this, we will learn about where the Arctic region is in the world, how people survive there, what animals can be found there and how they have adapted to the environment.
In Art we will develop our sketching skills by looking at the Arctic landscape. We will produce detailed sketches using paint and wax as well as making 3D models.
After half term our topic is ’The Romans’. We will find out about who they were, why they invaded and the impact that Roman life had on Britain.
In English we will continue to extend our reading and writing skills, develop our understanding of text types, including traditional stories, discussion, science fiction stories and newspaper reports. We will be using a range of punctuation, including speech marks.
In Maths we will be focussing on number work in which we will be consolidating our written methods for + - x and ÷. Keep learning your time tables!
This year we will be working hard to follow the Heckmondwike Way! We have eight positive phrases we will be trying our hardest to keep. If we work hard in class and impress Miss Evenden with our work, we can earn merits. When we reach 25 we will get a bronze award, 50 will get us a silver and for 100 it is a gold! We are very excited about having a hot chocolate Friday as we all want to sit with Mr Harris and Mr Mark to share our good work. Another exciting thing we are all working towards is being nominated for the Heckmondwike Hero award. Each half term one child from each class will get a visit from Mr Harris at home to say how well we have been working and behaving in class. We wonder who will get the first award?
Things we need 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.