Sycamore Class - Year 4
Meet the teacher September 2022
Welcome to the Sycamore webpage!
It is really exciting to be back at school and starting the New Year. We have lots of new things to learn.
Welcome to Sycamore Class and Year 4. Your class teacher is Mrs Ryder. Mrs Blackledge will be our TA. Year 4 pupils will have Spanish on a Wednesday morning, building on the skills already learnt in Year 3 with Mrs Culshaw. Mrs Houghton will teach Sycamore class on a Wednesday Morning.
Here is what we will be learning about this term.
English - We will be reading The Firework Makers Daughter and then creating our own settings and characters in a similar style. We will also be creating our own poems and Reading a Secret Seven adventure srory.
Maths - We will be continue to work on addition and subtraction methods and using them with money and measures. Other topics this term will include fractions, position and direction and area. Your child will be taking part in the Multiplication Check In June 2022. It is very important that they practice their times tables nightly. We will be completing weekly times tables tests as well as working on TT Rockstars. To encourage children to practice and learn their tables we have a reward system. On completion of each award, children will be presented with a badge.
Bronze - 2,5,10,3 times tables
Silver - as bronze plus 4, 8 times tables
Gold - all facts up to 12x12
Platinum - all times tables and division facts to 12x12
History/Geography - In Geography we will be learning about Spain focusing on the area of Andulucia and after half term we will be studying rivers and describing how they get from their source to the sea.
Science - Our topic this half term is States of matter. We will be comparing and grouping materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. We will observe that some materials change state when heated or cooled and research the temperature at which this happens.
Music - Year 4 will continue to learn how to play a brass instrument with a teacher from the Lancashire music service.
Art/DT - We will be producing artwork linked to our topic on Spain looking at Spanish artists. In DT we will be making money containers
PE - The schools sports partnership will teach PE on a Monday. Mrs Houghton will teach PE on a Wednesday. Remember to wear your PE kits to school every Wednesday and Thursday.
PSHE - In PSHE we will be Understanding feelings, and why and how they lead us to behave the way we do exploring the feelings of being excited, proud, surprised, hopeful, disappointed, worried
and anxious. We will think about how we can manage our feelings and stand up for ourselves.
After half term we will be thinking about health and wellbeing.
So what else do you need to know?
Homework will be set on a Friday on the Dojo class page. This will be 1 piece of English or Maths.
Homework will be set on the 'Deepening understanding' website.
Children should spend about 20 minutes on each piece of work. Homework is due in on a Wednesday completing the work on the website or taking a photo to put on class Dojo. It is very important to complete homework because it helps us practice what we have been working on in class.
Reading books will be sent home from school. The children are to keep these at home and not return until they are finished. They will also be given a reading record which children must bring them in on a Wednesday so we can check on their reading and add any guided reading. A photo of their reading record can be posted on dojo as well. We will be rewarding children who are reading at home.
Online weekly spellings will be on spelling frame and dojo on a Friday ready for our test the following Friday. We have a spelling session three times a week. Although the spellings are on the spelling frame website not all words are available so please check dojo for the full list.
Thank you for all your support over and hard work with your child at home. It really makes a difference.