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Welcome to Faraday class!


We are looking forward to a great year ahead. My name is Miss Goult and I will be your teacher this year. Working with us are our learning assistants - Mrs Lakey and Mrs Stroud. Our topic this term will be Kings and Queens and we have lots of exciting learning planned!


In English, we will begin with Lauren Child's 'The Princess and the Pea'. Our English will include a number of experience lessons this term and also build on our writing and vocabulary skills, working our way to the independent write which as a class we will decide what we would like that to be. 


In maths we will be begin with looking at place value, which will include, number lines and ordering and comparing numbers and objects. We will then be moving on to addition and subtraction, finishing with multiplication and division towards Christmas. Year 4 will also be looking at perimeter and length. Times tables are a very important area of our learning and will help with the above units we will be covering; please practice if you have an opportunity Faraday!


In science this term, we will be looking at the digestive system and our teeth. This will include creating our own digestive system diagrams and conducting our own investigation on the effects some drinks can have on our teeth. 


In our topic we will be looking at a selection of significant royals, from Henry VIII and his six wives to Queen Elizabeth II. We will be creating our own timeline in the playground, making our own Magna Cartas using tea and, if we are lucky, we may even get a significant royal to pay us a visit. During your art lessons you will also be designing the Queen wallpaper through inspiration from William Morris. But first, we will start off our new topic creating our very own crowns, becoming royal for an afternoon! 


I've attached some homework ideas which I hope you will all find interesting.  Please send in homework books so that we can stick a list of these new ideas into them.


PE will be on Thursdays and Mondays but, with no changing at school, please make sure children come into school in their PE kit on those days.  Please ensure that you have sufficiently warm outdoor kit.


We will still be working in the classroom with doors and windows open so please make sure that all children are warmly dressed for the classroom as well as for PE.


We expect the children to be reading at home daily.  Please encourage children to practice their spellings at home since we will be doing a little less practice in the classroom this term.


Be Ready, Be Safe, Be Responsible - here's to another great term!