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 Thursday 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 Tuesday.
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 3 is the Anglo Saxons. 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. The children can expect Spellings, Maths work and usually an English or Topic-based activity. They are also expected to read ten pages a day, five days a week. The 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 Thursday 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 and B- word, work, worked, world, worm, worth, worse, worship, worthy, worst.
Group C- load, road, toad, boat, coat, goat, float, soap, soak, loaf.
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.
Weekly spellings need to be learned at home. Mrs Millard goes through the spelling rules with the children before she hands them out, so they know what to focus on. In Maths we will focus on the instant recall of times tables and number bonds.
On Thursday the 30th January Year 4 will be taking part in a 'Digestion' workshop led by a visiting STEM Ambassador.
On Wednesday 29th January Year 4 will be visiting the Cambridge Science Centre to learn about 'Sound' and explore the exhibits.