Year 4 - Swift Class
Welcome to Swift Class!
There are 24 children in the class. Mr Beavan is the class teacher and Mrs Hicks, Miss Smith and Mrs How 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.
For the first few weeks of term, we are concentrating on learning about the Saxon way of life and their art and culture.
We are improving our speaking and listening through creating our own news podcast called 'Steeple Morden Primary News'. 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.
Leading up to Christmas we will be revisiting instruction writing and rehearsing for the KS2 Christmas Service, which will take place twice: once during the school day in school and later on in the evening in church.