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Welcome to Class 4!
 
The class teacher is Ms Beveridge.

We have a busy and exciting term ahead in Class 4. Our topic this term has a geography focus - 'Go with the flow' looks at what a river is, specifically the River Tyne and the bridges and towns it runs through.
In history, the focus will be 'The Saxons' where we will be discovering more about the Saxons invasion, key figures and their domination of the Romans.

As a class we are reading ‘The Firework Makers daughter.' by Philip Pullman. In this story, Lila doesn't just want to be a Firework-Maker's daughter, she wants to be a Firework Maker herself. But although she's learned a lot she still must get through the most difficult and dangerous part of her apprenticeship - and her father won't tell her what it is.

In search of this final Firework-Making secret, Lila heads off alone on a journey. It is a journey filled with dangers beyond anything she could have imagined, a journey on which she will learn so much more than the one secret she set out to find . . 
 
Using the Lilah's journey as inspiration, we will be writing our own quest in English. 
 
Reading continues to be hugely important and success in this skill links to success in all other curriculum areas. All children will take part in whole class reading sessions at least three times a week. I listen to your child read at least once a week with their own reading book. We ask each pupil to read independently at least three times a week at home. Class Dojo is used instead of a reading record for parents to inform school when they read at home. This has been a very successful form of communication between home and school. 

In Maths our class will be working on place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division and measure. We teach using a mastery approach and follow White Rose Maths, so there will be lots of opportunities to use practical resources and to problem solve.

In Science this term our topics are: States of Matter and the Water Cycle. We will be carrying out lots of practical experiments with our lovely new science resources, linking it with our Rivers project and making our own 3-d water cycles using mud rock.

Homework folders are handed out at the beginning of each half term. Children are encouraged to complete their spellings weekly then tested on a Friday. Homework is linked to the work they have been doing in class. If you find that your child needs support then this is an excellent chance to work together or Year 4 staff can provide extra support for your child, just send me a message on dojo.
 
We have PE with Mr Brown on a Wednesday and swimming on a Tuesday afternoon, 2.15-2.45pm.


Thank you for your support.
Mrs Beveridge
 
Some Key information for you

Friday, Spelling Test
Wednesday PE
Tuesday swimming

Useful links

https://riverlevels.uk/flood-warning-river-tyne


https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/flooding-possible-river-tyne-environment-15985789


https://www.hexham-courant.co.uk/features/local-history/16619136.floods-are-part-of-the-river-tynes-nature/


https://www.gov.uk/government/news/official-opening-of-hexham-flood-defence


https://www.geography.org.uk/write/MediaUploads/teaching%20resources/Rivers_game_cards_download.pdf


https://www.geography.org.uk/write/MediaUploads/teaching%20resources/Rivers_concept_map_download.pdf


https://www.tyneriverstrust.org/salmon-in-the-classroom/


https://www.teachingideas.co.uk/sites/default/files/riverfeaturesdefinitions.pdf


https://www.geography.org.uk/write/MediaUploads/teaching%20resources/Rivers_game_cards_download.pdf


http://primaryfacts.com/8329/river-tyne-facts-and-information/


https://kids.kiddle.co/River_Tyne


https://www.tyneriverstrust.org/the-river/