Year 4 - Pandas

Welcome back to school, Panda Class! 


Our whole school topic this term is 'The Greatest Show.' Within our class, our learning will be themed around magic! We will be building an exciting wizard workshop roleplay area in our classroom and will be reading a variety of spellbinding books! In celebration of  Roald Dahl Day, we will be focussing on 'The Magic Finger' in Literacy and reading 'Matilda' as our whole class novel. 


Within our Maths lessons, we will be developing our knowledge of place value before building on our addition and subtraction learning from Y3. It is very important that your child continues to practise their times table facts at home. They still have the same log in for Times Table Rockstars. Please let me know if you need a reminder of your child's username and password. In order to earn certificates, your child has to play frequently and  improve their speed! I'm sure we will give out many certificates throughout our first term in Y4. In addition to times table practice,  it would also be great if you could encourage your child to tell the time on both digital and analogue clocks at home. 


Panda Class will have PE each Wednesday afternoon with Mrs Davidson. PE kits should include black shorts, along with their house colour t-shirt and trainers- please remember to name all items! When the weather is colder, children can bring tracksuit bottoms to wear for PE. As well as their weekly PE lesson, Panda Class will also continue their swimming lessons each Monday morning until Christmas. 


Homework this year will be spellings on a Friday and Maths on a Monday. We would also like you to read at least three times a week at home and record this in your reading diary.


If you have any questions or concerns, please come and speak to us at home time!


Miss Hardcastle and Mrs Townsend smiley