Hello and welcome to Class 9! We are a class of motivated, interesting Year 4 children and our teacher is Mrs Haslam. We will also be taught on Fridays by Mrs Baker and Mrs Vaughn. Miss Sanderson supports our class.
We are using our Milford Values to progress with our learning and become a wonderful team! Over the year we will be developing our personal skills. Watch out for our achievements this year…
There are lots of exciting things planned for our first half term!
Our topic this half term is ‘Stories from other Cultures’. This is an English topic and we will be reading a variety of different stories including ‘Tiger, Tiger’ and ‘The Honey Hunters’. We will be using maps, atlases and digital media to learn about the countries that the stories are set in. We will also be completing art work inspired by Edward Saidi.
During transition week, we began designing elephants linked with upcoming stories.
In English we will be focusing on improving our grammar, spelling, vocabulary and punctuation. We will be looking at how we use different homophones correctly. We will also be working hard to develop our reading skills by sharing, exploring and discussing a wide range of texts.
During transition week we used the outdoor space to develop performance poetry.
In Maths we will begin the half term exploring place value. We will secure our knowledge of numbers and apply this knowledge to a variety of word problems. After that, we will move on to working on addition and subtraction strategies. We will also be working hard to develop our Mental Maths and arithmetic skills.
Everyone enjoyed exploring place value knowledge with cards, grids, cubes and base ten on transition week.
In Science we will be learning all about ‘Electricity’. We will look at what electricity is and how it was discovered. We will look at where electricity is used in the home and how to keep ourselves safe. We will also construct circuits and complete an investigation on how circuits work.
P.E. will continue to be taught throughout the year and will usually be taught on a Thursday and Friday. Class 9 need to make sure they bring their full P.E kits into school on Monday and leave them in school throughout the week. There may be unscheduled P.E activities that take place at different times during the week and we need our P.E kits ready so we do not miss out.
We are looking forward to a challenging and exciting year! Watch this space for lots of interesting and exciting updates about our work in Class 9!