Year 4 - Swift Class
Welcome to Swift Class!
There are 25 children in the class. Mr Beavan is the class teacher and Mrs Harwood and Mrs Weddepohl will be supporting us in the delivery of the curriculum.
You will find everything you need to know about life in Year 4 in the documents below – the ‘Year Ahead’ Booklet, Weekly Timetable, Curriculum Overview and our current termly Topic Web.
Please see the documents below which will help you support your child and understand what we are learning in class:
For the first few weeks of term, we are concentrating the arrival of the Vikings and their impact on the inhabitants of England.
We are currently working on improving our speaking and listening through creating our own news podcast called: Steeple Morden Primary News and are working on an episode for the Autumn Term. You can find this on most well-known podcast apps, such as Apple Podcasts and Google Podcasts. We are working on incorporating some of our science work on sound into the next podcast.
In maths we are focusing on applying our reasoning skills, which we can use to explain how we know an answer is correct or incorrect. We will be encouraging the correct use of mathematical vocabulary, with words such as: approximate, a rounded number, estimate, count on, column addition, increase and more than.
In English this term we are going to be looking at how authors develop character in their writing. We will be looking at the details that are included about a character’s appearance, their actions and what they say. This will involve some close reading of text.
We are excited to be learning Mandarin as so many people speak this language and it is quite different from English as it is a language that uses different tones and the written form does not relate directly to the sounds of the language. The children will be learning how to introduce themselves and recognise and write in Chinese and learning about the history behind the formation of these characters.
Leading up to Christmas we will be revisiting instruction writing and rehearsing for the KS2 Christmas Service.