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Year 4 China

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Welcome to China's class page!

Class teacher- Mrs Barnett

Teaching assistant- Mrs Emerton

Welcome back! We hope that you have had a fun and relaxing half term! 

Our exciting new topic this term is 'Potions'. During this topic, we will exploring the world of magic as well as learning all about solids, liquids and gases. To get our new topic off to a great start, we will be having a 'WOW day' where we will be creating our own potions and designing packaging for them! In English, we will be starting off by focusing our writing around the book 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' by J.K Rowling. We will be writing a setting description of Diagon Alley and creating our own sequel based around a magical character. To further celebrate our topic and inspire our writing we will also be visiting the 'Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour' on the 7th November! After this, we will also be looking at the book 'The Witches' by Roald Dahl and producing a character description of the Grand High Witch and a newspaper report. In maths, we will be continuing our work on column subtraction (including applying this method to word problems) and starting to look at measurement. We will be continuing to practise our times tables daily up to 12 x 12 and encourage the children to do so at home as well by using Times Tables Rockstars. In our theme lessons this half term, we will be carrying out lots of practical science experiments to explore solids, liquids and gases and how these change from one state to another. We will also be starting some computing involving the programme 'Scratch' to learn all about programming and algorithms. In our music lessons, we will be continuing to play the recorder, building on our knowledge of the notes B, A and G, to help us learn simple familiar songs and nursery rhymes. 

Our whole school rules are:

1. Be ready

2. Be respectful

3. Be safe


Our PE days this term are a Tuesday and Friday. Please make sure your child's PE kit is in school for these days. 

Swimming will start in the Spring term after Christmas. 


Homework will be set for the children online each week. The children have log ins in their reading records and we have gone through how they need to log in in class. Any questions please just ask.

In addition to this, we focus on weekly spellings, which we ask pupils to practise alongside doing their homework. Children will also be tested on their times tables daily and we ask that they learn these at home as much as possible!

Reading Books

Library books will be changed as often as possible in the classroom. Children can access Accelerated Reader tests which they will need to pass to choose a new book in the classroom daily. They can also access these at home using their Year 4 launchpad.  

Dates for your diary

7th November - Harry Potter World Trip

12th December - China Class Assembly