Welcome to Year 4 Shrews
Mrs Akhtar and Miss Gaskell would like to welcome you to our class page. We have lots of super things planned for this year and hope that you will all work hard and enjoy the year.
Thank you all for making sure that all of our class are beautifully turned out in the correct school uniform this term. Just a quick reminder that this includes socks and hair ribbons, brightly coloured ribbons and socks should not be worn.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is our class novel, and most of this terms work has been set around this. Narrative writing, Newspapers and persuasive are the main blocks of work that will be covered this term.
All the children are expected to take a book home everyday and read to an adult each night. Teachers will also try to hear your children read every week. Comprehension and other reading activities form an integral part of learning to read since once children have mastered phonics the next big challenge is understanding!
A new list of spellings will be given each week, please help your child to learn them following the weekly test you will be able to see their score in their planner.
At the start of the new year we revisited basic number work including ordering and place value now we have moved on to basic number calculations including addition, subtraction, and multiplication. All children should be practicing and learning their times tables so that by the end of Year 4. In accordance with government guidelines this includes X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7, X8, X9, X10, X11 and X12.
It may take a longtime for children to become confident - so best start early!
There is a weekly Arithmetic test for all pupils and their scores will be written in to their planners each week. please join us in praising every improvement to encourage your child to succeed.
International Primary Curriculum
This terms main topic is CHOCOLATE!
We are all very excited about this, some of the questions that we hope to find the answers too include: Where does chocolate come from?; How do you make chocolate?; Is chocolate good for us? and many others. We will use the Internet, books, do experiments, bake, paint, and even visit a chocolate factory in our quest for answers.
Art is part of IPC but in Year 4 we are fortunate to have additonal time set aside for art, this will help to improve thier visual literacy which will pay dividends in all their other subjects.
We've started with some brilliant portraits and will soon move on to design work, creating new and exciting chocolate wrappers.