Year 4 Staff:
4C - Mrs Clarke, Mrs Fawcett-Foster, Mrs Harvey and Miss Roddy
4J - Mr Jones and Mrs Duffy
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM ALL STAFF IN YEAR 4
LOTS OF HARD WORK AHEAD THIS TERM! THERE WILL BE LOTS OF FUN EXPERIENCES TO ENHANCE LEARNING!
We will be visiting EUREKA, a science learning centre in Halifax and The Air Raid Shelters in Stockport - we will inform you of details of these visits later in the term.
There will be a Science Day on Thursday 1st February when children will be carrying out lots of science investigations!
Current News - Swimming
All children will continue to go swimming each week .
· Girls must wear one-piece swimming costume (not a two-piece “bikini” style one) for the lesson.
· Boys must have regular speedo-style fitted trunks. Shorts and underwear are not appropriate.
· If your child has long hair, please provide a swimming cap for them.
· They will also need a clean towel.
Purple Mash - still in its infancy but proving to be a valuable teaching and learning resource for both teachers and pupils!
Our school has recently signed up to a learning resource known as Purple Mash. This is an online learning platform that has teaching resources for our staff, but also applications and cloud space for each pupil, which they can access from anywhere on a variety of devices.
The children will each have a username and password which will allow them to get on to the Purple Mash homepage, and from there they will be able to play maths games, use publishing and art packages, coding tools and many other great resources. This will allow them to work on school IT projects from home, and also take control of their learning in their free time, and learn how to use these tools in a safe, accessible and fun environment.
All children now have their own user name and password - please encourage your child to access the purple mash homepage.
Current and Upcoming Classwork:
The children are starting off the year looking at the following areas for each major subject. Additional help from home is always appreciated, and if you have access to books, websites, games or other resources that you think may give your child useful background knowledge or practice in these topics, it could really help give them an edge when in class.
Literacy This unit focuses on DRAGONS - We will be writing poems, stories and letters. We will be reading How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell to support this unit.
Maths Multiplication and Division - Problem solving and reasoning are central to maths learning - try to involve your child in your day to day maths problems at home!
Science States of Matter - The children will be learning how materials change their state and how some changes can be reversed and others cannot.
History World War II - Longsight library have lots of books relating to this topic - please encourage your child to visit the library and find out more about WW2.
Helping from Home:
Homework helps to consolidate what your child has been learning in class - please encourage your child to complete their homework.
- reading each night - 20 minutes per day is the target!
- learn the multiplication tables that the class teacher has asked them to focus on.
- practise their spellings a little each night.
- complete literacy and numeracy weekly homework (which will be given out each Friday).
- assist them in completing their termly project - This terms project will be Scientists and Inventors.