Welcome to Year 4
Class Teachers: Mrs Susie Cairns & Mrs Kirstie White
This half term, class 4 are going to be looking at how we can make our local area a blue zone. We will be discovering what a blue zone area is and ways we can move closer to becoming one.
We will be having visitors into school and taking trips to find out more. To support this further, we will be focusing on a scientific curriculum, particularly areas that promote a healthy lifestyle. These will include keeping our teeth healthy, the importance of healthy eating and in particular exploring how our digestive system works. We will be looking at the benefits of exercise and its impact on our body and the changes that occur, making it such an important part of our daily living.
Home learning is an important way of establishing a regular routine of working at home and strengthening the link between home and school. In year 4 the expectation is 40 minutes a week and supported by parents if necessary.
The children will be given 10 spellings a week which they will be expected to learn in preparation for a weekly test.
The children will be assessed on their X tables and will be given individualised targets. They will be expected to spend time throughout the week learning these at home as well as being supported at school. This will be monitored closely with weekly challenges in class as a means of assessment and to ensure progress.
Mrs Cairns & Mrs White