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Year 4 Gingko Class

Class teacher Mrs Louise Palmer-Auld  -

Year 4 Class Update 

Hello Gingko Class Parents,

Firstly, we hope you had a very restful summer and that your children have enjoyed their first couple of weeks in Gingko Class. They have settled into the routine very quickly and are already working very hard! We have enjoyed getting to know them and we look forward to working with them throughout the rest of this year.

We kicked off our Maths this year with some Roman numerals, place value and comparing and ordering numbers. The children have looked at recognising digits up to the thousands and how we can represent the numbers, the different Roman numerals and how we can compare numbers by looking at their thousands, hundreds, tens and ones. If you wish to further support your child with their learning, write a 4 digit number and see if your child can explain how many thousands, hundreds, tens or ones there are in the number. You could always give a statement (such as in 7890 there are 8 tens) and see if they spot your mistake.

In English we are focusing on the poem ‘The Sea’ by James Reeves. We have discussed the different poetic devices in the poem, questioned the meaning of the poem and looked at how we can create our own rich and varied vocabulary. The aim of our learning journey is to create our own ‘The Sea’ poem by comparing it to different type of animal. The children have been working hard to use a range of poetic devices and to expand their use of vocabulary. If you wish to support your child further, show them some more rich and varied vocabulary, explain its meaning and see if they can verbally put it into a sentence.

In the afternoons we have focused on our topic ‘Into the Abyss’: we have looked at the different oceans around the UK. In Science we are looking the States of Matter and have done some scientific enquiries into solids and liquids. Our RE topic this half term is ‘what is happiness’ and we are focusing on how Buddhists find happiness.

It is very important the children read every day. If you want to expand the genres your child is reading (or find a fun new book!) here are some list with books appropriate for a Year 4 child:


We are looking forward to talking to you all and working together throughout the year!

Until next time.

Mrs Palmer-Auld and the Year 4 Team