Holmgate Primary School And Nursery

Let your light shine

Respect, Responsibility, Resilience

Welcome to Year 4
We are the SATURN Class

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Class Teacher - Mrs Guy
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Atkinson

Our topic for the first part of this term is What Happens To The Food We Eat? As part of the unit the children will be looking at food groups and how our bodies digest the food we eat. The children will visit Frankie and Benny's to make their own Pizza.
In the second part of the term our topic will be Could You Be The Next Nintendo Apprentice? We will look at how robots are designed, how they help us in our daily lives and how important they will be to us in the future.

During this term the children will continue to be taught mastery maths in order to gain a greater depth of a mathematical understanding. We will begin by learning place value followed by addition and subtraction.  The children will be taught formal methods of addition and subtraction and how to apply this when solving more complex word problems.

We will begin the year by introducing Rainbow Grammar to the children and how to use this within their writing.  The children can look forward to creating their own foodimol character and writing their own exciting stories based on the Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs text.After the half term holiday the children will create their own robot character and incorporate this within their own narrative, along with writing a set of instructions for their robot.  
Your child will bring home spellings to learn each week and should record their home reading in their new diaries four times per week.

Our bank of Ipads continue to help to enhance lessons across the curriculum.  This half term we are also going to be using the Ipads to create their own weather forecast for the town of Chewandswallow. The children will also be learning to program Lego Wedo.
We will continue to teach the children how to use the Internet safely.  Please be aware of the websites that your children use at home and please come to see us if you have any questions about staying safe online.

In PE the Year 4 children will be learning about invasion games.  The children will be doing PE on the field at times so please ensure that they have appropriate PE kit in school all week.  In Science we are learning about teeth and our digestive system.  Later in the term the children will be learning about electricity, including circuits, symbols and switches.  
We will continue to hold regular multi-cultural days to give children an understanding of how people live around the world.   The children will also have an introduction in to the language of Chinese.  They will also begin to learn how to compose their own pieces of music using a range of instruments.

* P.E. will normally take place on Tuesday, however we do occasionally have additional lessons so please ensure children have their P.E. kit in school every day.
* Children can bring their own healthy snacks to school for break time.  They are allowed to bring a 'treat' for snack on Fridays.
* Please ensure that your child comes to school with the correct school uniform, including the correct coloured jumpers and black shoes or trainers.
* Please remind your child that we have a NO chewing gum policy in school.  Many think they can pull the wool over our eyes - but we have not been fooled!

In Autumn term 1 we plan to take the children to Frankie and Benny's to make their own pizza.


Our Celebration of learning will be on Friday 20th October at 2:30pm. 

There are a wide range of useful websites that your child can use to enhance their learning.  Here are just a few that you might find useful:

This is really useful for all round research.  Most areas of the curriculum are covered and you will find information relating to most topics we have been learning about in class.

This is a great website to remind you of things you have been learning about in class.  There is a section about English, Maths and Science.

A wonderful website that the children have login details for.  Please encourage them to use the site and complete their homework activities.