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Hexham First School

Year 4

Welcome to Class 4!

We have a busy and exciting term ahead in Class 4. This term our topics are ‘Here come the Romans’ where we will be finding out about The Romans and discovering more about the Romans invasion. We also look forward to visiting Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum.

As part of our PE we are delighted to be taking part in a dance project, where we will be creating our own imaginative dance to the ‘Nutcracker.’

As a class we will be reading ‘Bill’s New Frock’ and looking at the issues and dilemmas raised in this story. We are also reading newspapers in our English lessons and learning about features of recounts and writing our own.

In Maths our class will be working on place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and measure. We are using a mastery approach to maths teaching, so there will be lots of opportunities to use practical resources and to problem solve.

In Science this term our topics are: what’s that sound, living things and states of matter. We will be carrying out lots of practical experiments with our lovely new science resources.

Reading continues to be hugely important and success in this skill links to success in all other curriculum areas. All children will take part in three Guided Reading sessions a week. We listen to your child read at least once a week with their own reading book or a text selected on Bug Club. We ask each pupil to continue to read three times a week and record this in their reading record.

Homework folders are handed out on a Wednesday to be returned by the following Tuesday. Children are encouraged to complete their starter and main work independently (and dessert if they wish!). If you find that your child needs support then this is an excellent chance to work together or Year 4 staff can provide extra support for your child if you let us know early in the week.

PE kits need to be in school on a Thursday and Friday for PE lessons and after school sports club.

We are running a homework club every Tuesday lunchtime for children to ask about anything they are unsure of or finish homework. This includes access to computers to use Abacus, Bug Club and Time Table Rock Stars, our new and exciting times table platform. Children can feel free to opt into these sessions.
Our weekly Spelling Test is on a Tuesday and Times tables test is a Friday

We have Year 4 playground buddies working hard to keep our school happy.
Please don’t hesitate to come and see us if you have any questions. Thank you for your support.
Mrs White and Mrs Moore

Tuesday :- Spelling Test, Homework Club, Homework due in.

Wednesday:- New homework goes home.

Thursday:- PE Lessons, After School Sports Club

Friday:- PE Lessons, Times Table Test

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