Mrs Hounslow - class teacher
Miss Rayner - LSA
Things to remember: Water bottles, PE kits (PE will be on Monday and Wednesday) and ensure you are quizzing after finishing a book.
Hello and welcome to year 4! My name is Mrs Hounslow and I will be your class teacher this year. I am really looking forward to getting to know you all and I am sure we will have a brilliant year!
3 facts about me:
1) I have a crazy boxer dog who I adore. His name is Reggie and you will hear me speak about him - lots!
2) My favourite subjects are maths and art. I also lead maths at Templars Academy.
3) As lots of you may know, I have spent several years teaching year 6, so year 4 will be a new and exciting challenge for me!
Our learning support assistant this year will be Miss Rayner. Fun fact! Miss Raynor has 10 cats!!
Our classroom is called Chancery Lane. Chancery Lane is a London Underground station in central London. It is only open Monday to Saturdays, as it is very close to other stations. It is on the Central Line between St. Paul's and Holborn stations. The station was opened on July 30, 1900. It is one of eight London Underground stations which has a deep-level air-raid shelter underneath it. With London suffering major air raids during the Second World War, the London Underground became a natural source of shelter. During the intensive bombing of the Blitz between September 1940 and May 1941, deep-level tube stations sheltered thousands every night - including those inside Chancery Lane station. After World War II the deep-level shelters at Chancery Lane were turned into Kingsway telephone exchange.
Below are some photos of people in the shelter to help you to visualise what they were like:
Perhaps the most important facility of the deep-level shelters was its three-tiered bunk beds, laid out in vast tunnel-like chambers. The bunks were hard and basic and shelterers had to provide their own bedding, but with a permit to return this could be left in the shelter.
With space for around 8,000 people, each deep-level shelter was not a place for privacy. Instead, shelterers often attempted to lighten the mood with entertainment ranging from impromptu parties and singalongs to knitting or a game of draughts.
Class timetable information:
This half term, year 4 will be using place value to 4 digits. They will be rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100 and will also be counting in 1000s. Year 4 will be learning how to represent numbers to 1000 and will be learning to interpret number lines. They will also be learning to read and write Roman numerals. We are also having a times table focus in preparation for the new statutory year 4 x tables tests which will take place later this year.
In English year 4 will be writing information texts. They will also be writing diary entries and alternative chapter narratives. In each text type, the children will learn specific grammar skills to apply into their writing. The week by week approach to this can be found in the medium term plan attachment below. We also have taught reading lessons 4 times a week to support the children with not just their fluency of reading, but the way in which they understand and interpret a text.
Our class book is 'The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane' by Kate Dicamillo and we will be using this as a stimulus for some of our writing.
The connected curriculum is the way in which Templars Academy teaches the wider curriculum such as art, geography, PSHE and history. All skills are explicitly taught to the children and then applied to a themed project. Our theme this half term is 'Feeding the community'. The year 4s will be baking the food and preparing the hall for their own Diwali celebration. To find out more about what skills the children will be learning and how they will be applied, see the file name 'Connected Curriculum' below.
There will be lots of exciting experiments in science this half term as we explore different states of matter including solids, liquids and gases.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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