Welcome to our school
*Please scroll down for some HOME LEARNING links*
Dear Parents, Carers and Pupils,
Welcome back. I am so looking forward to getting back to school and meeting everyone joining class 6. We have got lots of learning to do and fun activities. Things will be a bit different, but with the help of all the teachers and your friends, we will have a great time.
MUSIC will be taught by Miss Hudson
FRENCH will be taught by Madame Binns. Le français sera enseigné par Mme Binns. This will be on Wednesday afternoon. Ce sera mercredi après-midi.
Teaching assistants: Mrs Lee and Miss Sherman
In Literacy, we will be reading a book called 'Fizzlebert Stump', about a boy who lives in a circus and goes on a big adventure. Most of our grammar, comprehension and creative writing will be based on this text.
A.F Harrold (English writer, poet, performer b.1975)
Spellings will be set on Friday and tested the following Friday. The words given will follow the national spelling strategy. They will be put in your reading diary each week.
Year 4 is also the year that children earn their ‘pen licence’ — that peak of handwriting neatness that allows your child to write in pen at school. This can be a big thing for your child. However, don’t worry if your child is not writing with a pen straight away. They will get there eventually.
I have my pen license! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Reading activities will take place daily - individual reading, small group reading and whole class reading activities.
Carry on reading together
For English, the single most important thing that you can do to help your child progress, is to hear your child read. Good readers make good writers because they are exposed to a greater variety of vocabulary, syntax, grammar and style. When you listen to your child read, there are a number of things to remember:
Of course, children in Year 4 are perfectly capable of reading to themselves as well, and independent reading (and writing) must also be encouraged. However, it is important that those comprehension skills are regularly checked and reading aloud is perfect for that. We therefore ask that you continue to support your child’s progress in reading at home by making time to read with them and to talk about the books they read on a daily basis. Please sign and date your child’s reading log book to confirm they have read with you each day. We will check the log books and the children will be rewarded with house points for reading at home.
MATHS - we will be covering:
0 >> 1000 >> 0
Please continue to encourage and support your child’s mathematical progress by helping them to master the times tables to 12 x 12 and learning to tell the time on digital and analogue clocks. In maths there is an expectation that by the end of Year 4 all times tables are known and learnt fluently. Anything you can do to help that knowledge go in and stay in is fantastic:
Topic 1 - Human body, teeth, digestion
Topic 2 - Sound
HISTORY - Ancient Greece
ART - Drawing activities based on topic work
R.E./PSHE - Relationships
P.E./GAMES This half term, PE and Games will take place on Monday and Thursday.
Outdoor and indoor PE kits are required. Trainers are important outside and black PE pumps for inside. Thank you!
We will have PE outside as much as possible, so please bring suitable clothing to cope with our British weather. Also, we shall complete the mile run as often as we can, so it's important to have trainers in school at all times.
Please encourage your child to establish good routines for completion of homework activities by getting involved and supporting and praising their efforts. If your child is unsure about what they have to do, please tell them to ask us for help at school and reassure them that it is perfectly fine to do so.
If you have any questions about the curriculum or your child’s learning, please come and speak to us. We are looking forward to working with the children and making this an enjoyable and successful year for everyone.
Thank you for your support,
Key dates for the 1st half of the Autumn Term;-
Friday 16th October - School closes for the half-term holiday.
Monday 2nd November - School reopens for the 2nd half of the Autumn Term.
HOME LEARNING LINKS
30 minutes of PE with Joe Wicks
David Walliams daily extract
I See Maths
Children can also log onto Purple Mash using their log on details which will be sent home with each pupil.