Sycamore 2022 - 2023
Hello Sycamore class and welcome back to a new and exciting year,
This year I am so excited to be working with such an amazing group of children. Having worked with this class before in Year 1, I was thoroughly excited to get the opportunity to be your teacher again this year.
We have lots great lessons and curriculum topics planned.
In Literacy, we will be using the text Gorilla to delve in to the world of Anthony Browne and help us write detailed narratives focussing on clever uses of fronted adverbials. Beyond half-term, we will start to explore the magical world of 'Leon and the place between'. This book has some of the most stunning uses of illustrations that I have ever come across.
In Maths, like all years, we will start with place value before moving swiftly to our times table facts. From here, we shall explore Roman Numerals briefly, before developing our Addition and Subtraction skills using mental strategies and then more formal written methods.
Year 4 is a busy year with lots to cover, so I must stress the importance of you keeping up your times table knowledge out of school. We only have a short period of time in school together to learn our times tables so it is vitally important that out of school you really push yourselves to learn as many times tables up to 12 x 12.
TT Rockstar, and in particular the 'Soundcheck' option will give you vital practice ready for the very special times table national test you shall be taking part in come June/July. You will have 25 questions and 6 seconds per question to complete on a computer. The more practice you put in, the better you will do on the day!
Outside of Maths and Literacy, all of our other activities/topics can be located on the school website under the 'Curriculum' tab of the website. This will give you details throughout the year.
PE will be on Mondays and Thursdays so make sure you have the CORRECT PE it in for those days. Also make sure you have a set of outdoor learning clothes in daily as you never know when you might need them.
If at any time you need to ask a question or have any issues, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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