Welcome to the Year 4 Class page!
Snow Leopards Class – Miss Stafford and Miss Knights
Snow Buntings Class – Mrs Last and Miss Crumly
Here at Northfield St Nicholas, we love to read! We have a daily reading session, with a core text. This half term our core texts are ‘The Girl Who Stole an Elephant’ by Nizrana Farook , followed by ‘The Boy at the Back of the Class’ by Onjali
Rauf. The core text is supplemented by a variety of additional texts, to support children developing their reading fluency and confidence across a range of text types.
All children have a reading book based on their assessment level. Please remember to read at least 3 times a week and log this on BoomReader.
Every Wednesday, the children have the opportunity to visit our school’s ‘Lost Library’. During their weekly library sessions children can change their existing library books. These are taken home for them to enjoy in their home setting!
Here at NSN, we follow CUSP for our writing curriculum. CUSP provides an ambitious curriculum, covering the necessary skills required to be successful readers and writers.
This half term we will be writing a story set in a different culture. We will revisit skills including: speech, expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials and using effective devices to describe characters, settings and atmosphere. We will then move on to writing explanatory texts.
At Northfield St Nicholas, we adopt a Mastery approach during our daily Maths lessons. The mastery approach supports children in becoming fluent and confident mathematicians. Maths lessons include ‘Flashback 4’ where children recap 4 previously learnt skills, fluency activities and opportunities for children to apply their knowledge to reasoning and problem solving. This half term, we will be covering the following Maths units: multiplication, division and how the two are linked. In Year 4 the children will take part in the annual multiplication check, so practising times tables is vital to their progress.
Please remember to log on to Times Table Rockstars 3 times a week: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/41117
This half term we will exploring states of matter. The differences between solids, liquids and gases. We will be experimenting with how solids, liquids and gases can change states through evaporation, melting and freezing.
This half term in Geography we will be learning about rivers are formed leading into developing our knowledge of the water cycle.
This half term in History we will be recapping our knowledge of the Anglo-Saxons and researching where they came from and why they chose to settle in Britain.
PE takes place on a Thursday. Please ensure your child arrives to school in full PE kit. This half term we will be practising ball skills.