Welcome to Elm Class
As the children enter Year 4, they begin to develop into more independent learners. They become much more skilled at using the resources available without adult prompting and also extend their own learning by becoming more proficient in the planning and evaluating stage of their work.
Our topics are fun and varied, covering aspects of History, Geography and Science. Other foundation subjects (for instance Art, Design and Technology, Computing) are integrated into the topics. PE covers areas of Games, Gym and Dance. The children will also get the opportunity to experience fencing in the Autumn term and have Judo sessions in the Summer term. There will be more opportunities to represent the school at sporting festivals competing against other schools. In addition, the children will get the chance to experience outdoor adventurous activities on our residential in the Spring term.
In English work, there is a focus on using grammar and punctuation to improve our writing. We’ll be making sure we can identify and name different types of words and punctuation and use them correctly in our own writing to add interest. Independent editing is also a key part of our work. The children develop their reading and comprehension skills during our whole class reading sessions. Handwriting continues to be taught and the children have the opportunity to earn their pen licence! Speaking confidently is also a key skill and the children are given opportunities to present their ideas in groups and to the class.
In Maths we cover place value, statistics, geometry, fractions, measurement as well as mental and written methods in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. It is important that children develop their abilities to work confidently mentally and quick recall of multiplication facts is key to this. We concentrate on these in class but also expect the children to spend time learning them at home.
Please follow the link for the latest Elm Class newsletter: this contains other information relevant to this term. If you have any other questions or concerns not covered in the newsletter please don’t hesitate to contact me.