Welcome to Class 4
A huge warm welcome from Mr Armstrong, Mrs Ward and Everyone in Year 4!
English, Communication and Language
Where possible there will be a strong and evident link with our topic theme, through our writing.
Narrative Writing – We will be reading James Herriot’s Stories for Children and focussing on the vivid character and setting description; this in turn will provide the inspiration for the children to produce their own stories about animals, set in our local countryside.
Following our fictional stories, we will explore mystery stories and identify the key features. We will use the local mystery of the ‘Busby Stoop Chair’ to inspire our own Scooby Doo style mystery narratives.
Non-fiction Writing – The children will produce a persuasive piece of writing for Thirsk Tourist Information, to encourage people to visit our local town.
Throughout the term we will developing our skills in number, calculations, fractions, measurement, shape and space and data handling. We will be working on the place value of 4-digit numbers (including ordering, comparing and rounding); we will be working across all 4 operations; developing our understanding of fractions and decimals. The term will end with a focus on time, shape and graph work.
Big Maths and Big ProblemsDuring Friday maths lessons, the children will complete either a ‘Big Maths – Beat That Learn Its’ Test or a ‘Big Problem’. The Big Maths Test will assess the children’s understanding over a range of skills, with the aim of improving their scores, each week. The Big Problem will see the children apply knowledge and skills they have been focussing on in class; they will demonstrate an understanding of word problems, multi-step problems, mixed operation problems, explanations and reasoning – based around real life problems, where appropriate.
We hope you can join us on our Design and Technology Morning; with an Open Classroom will be on Thursday 23rd November at 9.10.
As you know, Carlton Miniott prides itself on having an open door policy, should you have any concerns or wish to come and visit the classroom after school please ask. It is really important to us that your child is happy to come to school and that you feel involved in their learning journey.
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I look forward to working with you this year to make sure your child feels safe, supported and makes the progress to achieve their full potential.
Here’s to a positive and successful term,