Year 4: Chestnut and Holly 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Year 4
Mr Farrell is our teacher in Chestnut class
Miss Jones is our teacher in Holly class
Mrs Ivanova works with us in Year 4
In Year 4 at Pinehurst we Experience, Excel and Enjoy.
Life in Year 4
The children in Year 4 are looking forward to a great year of learning. We have a focused session on Reading, Writing and Maths each day. We also enjoy lots of opportunities to learn about Science, Computing, Spanish, History, Geography, RE, Art, DT and Music each week.
Holly Class will have PE on Monday and Thursday.
Chestnut Class will have PE on Wednesday and Thursday.
Please make sure children have their full PE kits in school so they can participate safely.
At Pinehurst Primary School we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that provides the children with opportunities to Experience, Excel and Enjoy. We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning, through delivery a twenty first century education. A cross curricular approach to learning encourages the children to be independent, reflective learners and responsible citizens. We work closely with parents to support children’s learning.
English and Maths skills that we will be developing in Year 4
Our class text for this half term is Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit.
English - Reading
This year we will be reading and discussing a variety of texts, reading aloud, making predictions and summarising what we have read. We will be using dictionaries to check the meanings of new words that we meet and showing understanding of what we have read through drama and role-play activities. Children will also be reading different texts in school during shared reading sessions each morning. We also have a class book that we read at the end of the day.
Holly Class are currently reading: The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams
Chestnut Class are currently reading: How to Train Your Parents by Pete Johnson
English - Writing
We aim to improve our writing this year by planning, drafting and proofreading our work for errors and improvements. We will be looking to join letters and increase the legibility and consistency or our handwriting.
In Spelling we will be learning about how to add prefixes and suffixes to words to change their meaning. We will also be learning how to spell the words on our Year 3/4 word list (this can be found within the documents below).
Our grammar focus will be to use possessive and omission apostrophes, inverted commas and articles a or an. We will be continuing to punctuate different sentence types correctly including fronted adverbials and expanded noun phrases.
This term in Maths we will be learning how to read, write, order and compare numbers to up to 10,000. We will be adding and subtracting up to 4 digit numbers using a variety of mental and written methods. We'll be focusing on our times tables and using them to solve multiplication and division problems.
The Wider Curriculum in Year 4
This term our Geography topic is Volcanoes and Earthquakes.
Please see our Curriculum newsletter at the bottom of the page for more information on our topics.
How can I help and support my child at school?
Homework in Year 4
Year 4 homework will be sent out every Tuesday and Friday and should be returned by the Thursday and Monday.
Homework will include a variety of Reading, Spelling, Maths and Handwriting tasks.
Reading is encouraged daily and children are able to choose a book from our class library to take home with them. Please aim to read with your child at least 3 times per week and sign their reading diaries regularly (bring to school on Friday).
Key Websites your child can use to support their learning in Year 4
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Practical ideas to support your child
- Sharing books, reading with and to your child.
- Visiting places of interest, talking to your child about them, and encouraging them to ask questions. Places you may choose to visit: the library, country parks and local nature reserves, museums, etc.
- Making opportunities to play and work with others.
- Opportunities to be creative.
To keep up to date with our learning journey don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @PinehurstP where we will be regularly uploading what we do in class.
Please continue to share with us your tweets about your learning outside of school as we love to see them!
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