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St Barnabas

& St Paul's Church of England Primary School

Class 4B

Class 4B

Welcome to Class 4B’s page. We are thrilled to have all the children back, in what we hope will be a less disruptive year.  I am Miss Marsden, the class teacher, and we have Mrs Kheratkar as our class TA, as well as Miss Hajat, supporting our class. Year 4 is an exciting and challenging year with lots of interesting learning as we explore the curriculum whilst being guided by our vision. We will be encouraging everyone to ‘Be the best for God that we can be, in all we do, whilst demonstrating Christian values which are pertinent to all faiths.’ We hope to ensure that every child feels safe, happy and connected to our school community.


In English, we will begin the term by looking at ‘Stories with a theme,’ exploring the rich, descriptive vocabulary that enhances stories of this genre. We will be reading The Waterhorse to support our writing. This would be a good time, if possible, to introduce your child to all of the wonderful books from this fantastic genre at home. We will end the unit by producing our own independent writing piece. We will then move on to writing information booklets, picking out non-fiction features and persuading our readers to visit an interesting place. Each week, in Reading, we will focus on a different type of text and build on our Comprehension skills.  


In Mathematics, we will begin by looking at decimals. This will include: comparing, ordering and rounding decimals up to the hundredth column. In the next unit, we will look at money where we will apply our learning to convert money in to pounds and pence as well as add and subtract different amounts. A big focus this term will be on multiplication in preparation for the multiplication tables check, please ensure your child is visiting Times Table Rockstars every day.


Our RE unit this term will look at churches and whether they are all the same and looking further to places of worship in other faiths. We will explore how the Church was started and what makes them special.


For Science this term, our unit is all about sound.  In Computing, we will be creating patterns using 2Logo. In DT, we will be creating our own electronic board game. In History, we will explore the Ancient Greeks. French will have a focus on hobbies. PSHE will look at the unit of ‘Relationships,’ as well as exploring ‘Who am I and how do I fit in?’ This will be followed by a unit of ‘Celebrating Differences.’ Finally, in Music, we are very fortunate to be supported by the Greater Manchester Music Hub who will teach the class how to play a musical instrument and we will even get a chance to perform.

Homework grids will be given out at the end of the first full week of term. Each homework week begins on a Friday and it should be completed online or handed back in by Wednesday.  Each week, homework will always consist of Reading 3 times a week, mainly using Reading Plus; an English and Maths focus using Purple Mash or My Maths, Times Tables Rock Stars and, as well as a foundation subject project.

This term, PE is every Wednesday and we will be going swimming. Please ensure that children come to school in their PE kit every week; children should be in the correct PE footwear. This term, we will also be building our skills in athletics.


Thank you for visiting us in 4B.