year 4 (Hockney class)

 

Class Teacher: Mr Booth

ETA: Miss Mannifield

Welcome to Hockney Class, home of Year 4. This year, our class teacher is Mr Booth and working with him is Miss Mannifield - Mrs Fisher also teaches on Monday afternoons. Here you'll find all the information you need to help your child progress through the year, supporting the learning that goes on in class and also giving you a window into what they are doing through the week. We're rocketing through the Autumn Term and it doesn't seem long until it's Christmas! Anyway, please enjoy the page and find out more about what makes Hockney Class such an awesome bunch of children!

A selection of work from Remembrance Day

English

We are often asked whether there are any books which we can recommend for pupils. The website: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk shows lots of good choices for individual year groups. Each half-term, we teach English through a text-led approach, using a quality story to spark children's imagination - this half-term we're reading 'The Wild Robot' by Peter Brown. At home, you can help your children by practising handwriting and presentation.

Spellings

Please find below the Year 3 and 4 statutory spelling list. We will be using these spellings (and other patterns and rules) in our tests each week. The spellings below are also key words which children should be using correctly in their written work across the curriculum. Some children will be working on phonics spellings, such as digraphs and trigraphs words. We set weekly assignments on Spelling Shed so children can play the game and learn them, as many times as they like. You can login here: https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb/

Art

This year, we're having a big push on the use of sketchbooks as a way of recording progress and also analysis of artists and their work. We've used different media and techniques to produce some excellent work, such as these examples of sketching below:

Maths

Following on from their work during lockdown, White Rose have continued to produce home learning, which will support the teaching in school. You can find it here:

Please find our White Rose Maths overview for the term below, it will help you support your child in knowing what concepts we are learning throughout the year.

Between now and Christmas, we'll be working through the multiplication and division blocks - you can access them on the link above; there are accompanying video links to help you support child at home. We want to solidify the basics of arithmetic, such as the times tables up to 12 x 12, multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100, as well as formal written method for multiplication and division.

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Science

This half-term, we're learning about sounds, including how they are made and how we hear them. We'll have practical opportunities for investigations, including making musical instruments and string telephones. Below is our knowledge organiser, which will contain all the information needed to learn throughout the topic and our homework will refer to this.

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As part of our sound topic in science, we have been learning about high and low pitched sounds - we cut the straws at different lengths for different vibrations.

PE

Our PE day is Thursday afternoons. We will update you as and when we know about swimming lessons.


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