Welcome to the Impalas Class Page!

Welcome to Impalas. We are a Year 4 class. Our teacher is Miss Cruse and our teaching assistant is Mrs Webber.

This week’s news:

In English this week, we are applying our learning about play scripts and writing our own versions of Little Red Riding Hood as a play. We are trying to include stage directions and actor directions, as well as making sure our layout is correct. In Maths this week, we are culminating our learning about decimals, working on ordering decimals, rounding decimals and writing decimal equivalents of a half, a quarter and three quarters.

On Tuesday, we will have our Primary Live performance at the City Hall. We are looking forward to sinigng alongside side instruments!


Our Gallery:


Learners of the Week:

Alfie – for being a whizz in Maths and really involved in lessons

Jack Wl – for resilience and engagement in Maths lessons

William Bu – for accepting the challenge of formal written division and making great progress

Lottie – for her excellent work looking at area in Maths, scoring  her 15/15 on an assessment

Imogen – for successfully completed a target to attempt regular maths challenges

Finlay – for being amazing, always, showing resilience in Maths and creativity in English

Paul – for setting himself the challenge of writing his own chapter story

Lily – for being a generally amazing and reliable member of our class

Lola – for excellent work in maths and getting to the second challenge for the first time

Kieran – for amazing times tables speed – scoring 39/40 in 7÷

This Term’s Certificates:

Gold: Imogen

Super Gold: Mia, Dua

New Maths Passports:

Heidi – Africa

Ben – Africa

Abby – Africa

New Pen Licences:

Astyn, William Bu, Maddie, Lynette, Susannah

This Term in Impalas:

English: We will learn about Non Chronological Reports by reading and writing texts that would appear in a Travel Guide about Europe. We will then spend time reading and writing recipes, an example of an instructional text. We conclude the term by beginning a unit of work on play scripts.

Maths: Our units of work in Maths this term are Fractions and Decimals. We will use a range of images, including bar models to help children understand that they are both equal parts of a whole.

Science: Our topic for this term is Working Scientifically. We will learn how to plan and carry out a scientific investigation over time and across both of our school sites. The children in Year 4 will work collaboratively and choose the question to investigate. We end the term by writing a full scientific report about our learning. (New Vocabulary: aim, prediction, method, results and conclusion)

RE: We are learning about beliefs in action in the world, specifically Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.

PSHE: Our Jigsaw topic this term is ‘Healthy Me’.

Geography: We will learn about countries in Europe that the children in Year 4 have expressed an interest in.

Art: We will be learning about the French artist Henri Matisse. We will plan a group still life which include some of our favourite props (more information to follow) and paint it using his iconic bright, vibrant colours.

Music: We are participating in Primary Live on April 2nd at the City Hall so our Music this term is learning the singing pieces in preparation for this. Your child should already have brought home song words and there will be a letter about the event soon.

PE: Our REAL PE topic this term focuses on being ‘Creative’. Year 4 also has Street Dance in Term 4. Our PE lessons are on Tuesdays and Thursdays so please ensure you have your kit on these days.

Computing: Our learning is based around coding this term and we will use the programme Scratch to develop our skills.


Home Learning:

In Year 4, Home Learning is set every Monday and then must be handed in the following Monday for sharing and celebrating! Please see the link below for this term’s Home Learning choices:

Home Learning Spring 4

Reading Related Activities:

The final date to hand in any Reading Related Activities that your child may have completed is: Monday 1st April 2019.

Maths Passports:

We now have Maths Passport boxes in both Year 4 class rooms. It is our aim to check the box every day and look at one skill per pupil. Remember to put your passport in the box if there is something you feel you have achieved. Next to each skill, there are three columns to date (MM/YY). The first box is for the pupil to date when they think they have achieved the skill. The second box is for an adult at home to date when they have seen the child achieve this skill. The third box is for the teacher to use when they have verified that the skill has been achieved.

Please click on the links below to view the National Curriculum guidelines for English and Maths.

Spelling section from the 2014 English National Curriculum

Grammar section from the 2014 English National Curriculum

Year 4 Maths 2014 National Curriculum

Link to Mathletics

Here are some links to support the Reading Related Activity tasks: