Welcome to Class 14
Teacher: Miss M. Porter
Teaching Assistant: Miss K. Brown
1:1 Teaching Assistants: Mrs C. Smith
Welcome back and we hope you have had a wonderful and well rested break over the Summer Holidays. We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead and cannot wait to start our Year 4 adventures.
This year we will continue to have a strong emphasis towards learning our times tables so the children can be more confident with their recall facts and develop a stronger understanding of the inverse operation, division, throughout the year. Your child will be sent home with Weekly Spellings and it is still important to read as much as possible and we ask that parents listen to their children read and help develop a love of books. When you listen to your children read, this should be recorded in their Home School Diary and each read will count towards a reading prize!
In English, we will be reading "The Iron Man”, an exciting adventure story by Ted Hughes.
In Numeracy, we will be focusing on Place Value; Developing our Arithmetic Skills; Multiplication and Division; and, developing our written methods of calculation.
During the afternoons, our topic for the first half of the Autumn Term will be 'Mad Scientist' where the children will learn about the states of matter. The second half of the Autumn Term will be 'Essex Explorers' the children will learn about the local area and settlements.
PE will be taught on Friday mornings and Multi-Skills PE will be taking place on Thursday afternoons. It is important that the children have their Ghyllgrove PE kits at school so that they can join in with the sessions. Our PE kit is a white t-shirt with red shorts and trainers. Children with long hair must have their hair tied back and no jewellery can be worn during P.E.
Look out for more information on the curriculum that we will be studying over the course of the year in order to support your child as much as possible. Also, look out for any letters sent home or messages in the Home School Diary.
Finally, we would like to remind all families to label your child’s clothing and equipment. This includes PE Kit, School Uniform, Coats and lunch boxes. All items must have your child’s name and class number. Lastly, may we remind you that we are a healthy school, we do ask the children have only water in the classrooms and at break time, the children can have a healthy snack of fruit or vegetable sticks. Alternatively, the children may prefer to buy a snack from the school hall.
Thank you and we are looking forward to working with you and your children in Year 4.