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Year 4 Gingko Class

Class teacher Mrs Louise Palmer-Auld  -

Curriculum Information PowerPoint - Autumn 2021

As promised in the St Lawrence Post, we are now pleased to send you a link to our St Lawrence YouTube channel where you can access the Curriculum Information Presentation for your child's year group.

The Curriculum Information presentation will be followed by a 'Get to Know You' live video session with your child's class teacher during the week beginning 18th October. Apologies that this date is slightly later than originally stated, but we need the extra time to resolve some minor technical difficulties. This is your opportunity to have an informal chat with the teacher in a group video link, as well as being able to ask questions arising from the Curriculum Information Presentation.  We ask that any questions are emailed to the class teacher direct, in advance of the 'Get to Know You' session - see email address below: 

Year 4 Class Update 

Hello Gingko Class Parents,

The children have been working hard over the last couple of weeks. Here are a few of the things they have achieved:

  • Writing their letters to Mr Dell trying to persuade him to let them go on a round the world adventure
  • Discussed plastic in the oceans and how we can help
  • Started looking at adventure stories and how they can write their own
  • Adding numbers mentally
  • Making their own ice cream!
  • Learning our Harvest Festival script for ‘The King and the Seed’.

In Maths we are now moving onto subtraction with renaming. If you want to support your child further I suggest you discuss renaming with them. I would show it in a column method but also think about place value counters and how this can help them visualise the renaming. In English, we are going to write our own adventure story. To support your child further, you could ask them what a fronted adverbial is and see how many they can name. Can they remember a comma needs to come after a fronted adverbial?

During Science lessons we are going to focus on the water cycle and how it works. In the lead up to our ‘Great Works’,  our topic focus is going to be plastic in the oceans. We are going to talk about how the school can be more efficient with its use of water and how we can reduce the consumption of one-use plastics in school.

Please make sure you are still reading daily with your children as it does make a world of a difference!

Many thanks

Mrs Palmer-Auld and the Year 4 Team