Year 4 Staff:
4C - Mrs Clarke, Mrs Fawcett-Foster, Mrs Harvey and Miss Roddy
4J - Mr Jones and Mrs Duffy
Welcome to Year 4!
We would like to extend a big welcome to all pupils who will be joining us for Year 4. We have an exciting term ahead for the children, with our Hathersage trip coming up this month and swimming lessons at Manchester’s Aquatics Centre!
Current News - The Hathersage Trip
Year 4 will be visiting Hathersage this month (Class 4C on the 25th September and Class 4J on the 27th September) having a fantastic opportunity to go on nature walks, visit Eyam Plague Village to learn about how the plague ravaged Britain in the 1600s and nearby Crowden for supervised activities at an outdoor pursuits centre.
This will be a great trip for the children, which I’m sure will give them many memories they’ll cherish for a long time to come. More information will be available shortly.
Please note: It’s essential that all consent forms (which were handed out before we broke up for the summer break) and money are returned as soon as possible.
Current News - Swimming
In Year 4, pupils go swimming once a week at the Aquatics Centre. This will happen each Thursday (in the morning for 4C and the afternoon for 4J). It’s very important that your child has a suitable swimming costume available in school for the session:
· 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.
Please note: 4J - having the swimming lesson in the afternoon – will likely return slightly after the end of the school day (at around 3.30) we understand that this may be a little inconvenient for parents, but ask for your understanding, as this is great opportunity for the children, part of our PE curriculum and also a lot of fun for them.
Current News - Purple Mash
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.
More information will be available soon. Our IT staff are currently assigning the usernames and passwords to each pupil.
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 Myths and Legends (with a particular focus on Robin Hood)
Maths Place value, and Using Place Value for Addition and Subtraction
Science Categorizing Living Things
History World War II
Helping from Home:
To help your children get off to a good start we would be very grateful if you could help out by:
- reading each night - 20 minutes per day is the target!
- help them to learn the particular multiplication tables that the class teacher has asked them to focus on.
- help them / remind them to practise their spellings a little each night.
- check that they have done their homework (which will be given out each Friday).
- assist them in completing their termly project.