Welcome to Year 4!
Mr Platon is the teacher in 4J.
Mrs Durkin and Ms Giannotto are the teachers in 4A.
Mr Paratusic and Mrs Prior are the Teaching Assistants who will be working between the year group.
In Maths, this term we will be looking at Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division and Measurements. We will continue with the Singapore Maths Method, using a Concrete-Pictorial- Abstract approach. The use of word problems will encourage your children to use high-order thinking techniques and applied skills in their work.
In English, as the class read texts, we will use the material to explore vocabulary, language, imagery and literary techniques. We look at the grammar used and they will use this as a prompt for their own creative writing later on. Some of the texts we will be looking at this term are ‘Leon and the Place Between’ and Shakespeare’s’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
In RE we will be covering a different topic each half term, covering creation and the history and teachings of the church.
We encourage the children to read daily and take some responsibility for commenting on what they have read in their reading records but do ask that you sign it every night. Please listen to your child read as well as reading to your child. It is important to discuss the books they are reading by asking relevant questions.
Each week, the children will receive either maths or English homework. Occasionally, the homework may relate to 'Topic' or R.E. work we are covering. Alongside this, there will be weekly spellings and times tables to learn (in preparation for the national times tables assessments.)
Spellings will be given out with the homework and your child will be tested the following on Tuesday.