Welcome to Kingsbury Class (Year 4)
Teacher: Mrs Eleanor Taylor
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Stirling & Mrs Elkins
Inevitably, children will be absent from school from time to time because either they, or a family member, are self-isolating with Coronavirus symptoms, or because a family member has been contacted by the Test and Trace system. In these cases, it is expected that children continue with their learning while at home. Of course, children will not need to do school work when feeling unwell.
Work will now be set via Google Classroom. Your child has their login details stuck in their home learning journal.
Please also continue to read daily. practice times tables and use Spelling Shed to learn weekly spellings. Remember that children will not be able to focus for long periods of time as they do in school so frequent breaks may be necessary. As always, please get in touch with the school for support if needed.
Welcome to Kingsbury Class!
Please find an overview of what we will be learning during the year here.
Click here to find out more about what we are doing in school during the Summer Term.
Please find a letter to parents/carers here, containing important information about Kingsbury Class.
Kingsbury Class is taught by Mrs Taylor, supported by Mrs Stirling and Mrs Elkins. We are lucky to be joined by Mrs Blake and Mrs Bartlett on a Tuesday afternoon, teaching RE and Music.
What to expect this term.
During the Summer term we will be learning about the Romans. We will be finding out about the impact of the Roman Empire on Britain, including the fantastic inventions which are still a part of life here today.
In English, we will be writing instructions explaining how to become a Roman Gladiator, focussing on using prepositions, adverbials and conjunctions to express time, place and cause. We will investigate the tragedy of Pompeii and write stories based on the book 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit.
In Maths this term we will be recapping lots of previous learning to consolidate the concepts learned during the Autumn Term and when children were learning from home in the Spring. This includes revisiting written methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, along with fractions and decimals. After half term we will begin looking at measurement (including time) and geometry.
We are taking part in the Year 4 Multiplication Table Check during June. For more information, click here.
Our Science topic is 'Animals including Humans'. We will learn all about the human body ( focussing particularly on teeth and the digestive system). We will then look at the diets of different animals and create food chains. This exciting topic includes lots of fun practical work including making a digestive system from bananas and tights, and dissecting fake poo! We will find out all about eagles, including what they eat and how they are adapted to catch their prey.
In Art we are learning about the life and work of Frida Kahlo, and creating our own self-portraits from charcoal and acrylic paint.
In Year 4, we spend lots of time learning our times tables to ensure that we know them all fluently up to 12x12. Times tables are so important as they help us solve more complex Maths problems. There is a statutory test to check that children know their times tables during Year 4. More details can be found here. There are lots of brilliant websites you can use to help your children to practice their times tables at home. Here are just a few we use in school:
Home Learning will now be set on Google Classroom. More details will follow after half term.
As in previous year groups, children will be expected to read regularly. We will endeavor to listen to every child as least once week in school, but we expect children to be reading daily at home.
PE will take place on a Thursday and Friday. On these days, full PE kit should be worn to school, including trainers and a warm sweatshirt as we will aim to be outside as often as possible.
An important experience in Year 4 is our trip to Leeson House. This year, this will take place on the 8th and 9th July. More details to follow!
Milborne Port, Somerset DT9 5EP
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