Year 4

Welcome to Year 4!
 
Our teacher is Miss Chazot.
 
This is Miss Chazot's third year at King Street and she's looking forward to another wonderful year! Miss Chazot was born in the south of England but has spent most of her life in the North East. She loves science and studied zoology at university before training to be a teacher. She enjoys sharing her passion for science with her pupils and making learning as fun and as engaging as possible! Miss Chazot is also the school's Music and MFL Coordinator!
 
Our teaching assistant is Mr Swift.
 
This is Mr Swift's fifth year at King Street and he is very excited to be working with Year 4! In his spare time, he enjoys keeping fit by running and walking his dog.
This term, we will take part in Outdoor Education sessions on Thursdays. Children have been allocated a group and sessions will begin on 16th January.
 
PE lessons will now take place on Monday mornings. PE kit should consist of: black shorts, trainers and a change of top (preferably a school t-shirt in house colours). We do lots of PE outdoors, so you may also like to provide jogging bottoms for colder days. Long hair should be tied back and earrings taken out or covered for PE days. 
 
 
Our learning
 
This year, we have an exciting topic-based curriculum planned. We will be learning about our topics throughout the curriculum and thinking of our own questions to answer.
 
Following on from our Autumn term topic, 'Rampaging Romans', our new topic for the Spring term is 'Eco-Heroes'. This is a fascinating and relevant area of learning, with links to all subjects on the curriculum. We will work as scientists, artists, geographers and use a vast variety of skills to investigate and gain a deep understanding of this incredibly important topic.
 
 
 
In Science, we will continue our topic, 'States of Matter'. We have already learnt about the properties of solids, liquids and gases and we will now go on to investigating melting and freezing and the water cycle, linking this to our new curriculum topic, Eco-Heroes. 
 
Following this, we will begin our next Science topic, 'All Living Things', and will learn to classify organisms and investigate how environments can change and pose dangers to living things. 
 
As much as possible, science will be taught practically, allowing us to ask and answer our own questions and gain a greater awareness of how scientists work.
 
 
Home Learning
 
Homework will be set on a Monday and collected on a Friday. We will continue to focus on the key skills of spelling and reading, with additional times table practice and some creative mini-projects. Children will be expected to practise 10 spellings and create their own sentences, to demonstrate their understanding. Please continue to read and question your child on what they have been reading. We ask that reading records are signed at least 3 times a week, in order to demonstrate that reading is being completed regularly. This will help them to further develop their reading ability, as well as their comprehension and improve their writing. Please also make use of learning opportunities at home i.e. money and telling the time.

T. 01388 816 078
E. kingstreet@durhamlearning.net