Welcome to our Birch Class page. We are a hard working class, who are all enthusiastic learners. You can find us across the courtyard area from Reception, next to Maple Class.
In Year 4 Miss Ramsay is our class teacher. When she has release time on Monday afternoons, Mrs Millard teaches us Religious Education.
Please be aware that our Indoor P.E is on Wednesday and our Outdoor P.E is on Thursday.
Year 4 children are expected to continue to develop their independent working behaviours and become more responsible for their own learning.
We learn in a variety of different ways in Year 4, taking our direction from the National Curriculum. Our topic for the Autumn term is the Ancient Egyptians. You can find out more about what Birch Class will be up to on our Topic Web, ready to download below.
Homework is given out every Friday and is due in again on Wednesday. They can expect Spellings, Maths work and usually a English or Topic-based activity. They are also expected to read ten pages a day, five days a week. Children should not be working more than an hour and a half a week on their assigned task, although any extra research or practice they would like to do is always warmly welcomed.
Spellings are given out by Mrs Millard every Monday and tested the following week. Children are given two copies of the spelling list: one to keep in their tray, to practise during quiet moments in the school day, and another set to take home.
Group A legal, illegal, logical, illogical, regular, irregular, responsible, irresponsible, resistible, irresistible
Group B biggest, smallest, newest, oldest, longest, shortest, fastest, slowest, weakest, strongest
Group C take, bake, brake, flake, coke, choke, broke, smoke spoke, like
There are so many ways to support your child's success. Regular reading with your child is important. Please spend some time discussing the text with them. For fiction texts, discuss the genre, plot, characters, endings, language used etc. For non-fiction texts, discuss the type of text, its purpose, audience and structure.
Our weekly spellings need to be learned at home. Mrs Millard goes through the spelling rules with us before she hands them out, so we know what to focus on. about what we are reading. In Maths we will focus on the instant recall of times tables and number bonds.
On Friday 28th September we will be visiting the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge to enhance our learning about the Ancient Egyptians.