Welcome to Year 4!
The staff in year 4 are:
4CF - Mrs Clarke, Mrs Fawcett-Foster, Mrs Harvey and Miss Roddy
4H - Miss Long
Welcome Back to Spring Term 1...
Happy New Year! It's time to spring in to action...
What's happening this term?
Our Literacy unit will focus around dragons. We will be reading poems and stories about dragons and will be writing a newspaper report, a letter and a story. Our class novel will be How to Train Your Dragon and much of our writing and guide reading will be based around this.
In Numeracy, we will be learning how to multiply and divide using mental and written methods. We will be applying what we know to reasoning and problem solving.
In science we will be learning about electricity. Amongst other things,we will be exploring how a switch opens and closes a circuit and whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series electric circuit.
What can you find out at home?
We are going to be researching The Anglo Saxons. In particular, we will be investigating why Anglo-saxon settlers created village communities in the countryside rather than living in towns.
Both classes will have PE 3 times a week (gymnastics, dance and outdoor games). It is important that your child always has their kit in school. Our PE kit is a white t-shirt, black shorts or to-the-knee leggings with pumps or trainers.
We use 'Purple Mash' in our ICT lessons and all children have their own username and password so they can also access this at home. Please encourage them to go on Purple Mash at home where they can extend their learning.
Swimming is also part of the year 4 curriculum and is a Government requirement. All children will therefore be going swimming every Thursday morning. Please ensure that your child has the correct swimwear:
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.
Literacy and Numeracy homework will be given out every Friday and must be returned to school the following Monday. Detentions will be given out if homework is not given in on time. If you are unsure about homework that has been given, please speak to your child's class teacher and we will be more than happy to go through it with you.
There will be a big push with reading and times tables this year. Please read at home daily with your child and sign their reading record. Children will need to know all of their times tables for a new times tables test that the Government will be introducing so please practise these at home. There are some fabulous dancing videos on BBC SuperMovers which will really help the children. Please see link below. In addition, we have introduced Rockstar Times Tables in school which the children enjoy in class daily. Children can access this at home using the personal password that has been issued to them.
We are looking forward to welcoming you all back this week. Please don't hesitate to see your child's class teacher should you need anything.