Year 4 - Swift Class
Welcome to Swift Class!
For the first few weeks of term, we are concentrating on learning about the Saxon way of life, 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 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 producing informal letters.
We will be swimming on Monday morning off site. Our first session takes place on the 18th September. All children will require a swimming hat.