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Year 4

Welcome to Year 4

 

The Year 4 teachers are:
 

4A – Mr. Adkins
4W – Miss Westwood
4JE – Miss Edwards/Mrs. Wilson

 

The Learning Support Assistants supporting Year 4 in their learning are:

Mrs. Pugh

Mrs. Mills

Mrs. J. Williams

In the autumn term, we have planned for a variety of engaging topics across the curriculum. 
Our curriculum pages set out the topics for each subject area for the year, but our focus topics for this term are:

 

  • 'Sound' and Electricity in Science.

 

  • 'Britain's settlement by the Anglo-Saxons and Scots' followed by 'The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle' in history.

 

  • This will be complemented by aspects of human geography, such as the impact of ‘Invaders’ and ‘settlers’ within Great Britain, during this period.

Our timetable- please note, our timetable can vary slightly each week in response to other events in school and availability of resources.

Our timetable- please note, our timetable can vary slightly each week in response to other events in school and availability of resources. 1

Parent events

Parents evening – October 16th (late) and 17th (early)

Homework

Maths homework goes out on a Tuesday and is to be returned on a Friday

English homework goes out on a Thursday and is to be returned on a Monday.

In addition to this homework, we do expect pupils to read a good book regularly and add to their reading journal, as well as, regular practice of multiplication/division facts and spellings to try and make this learning 'stick' in their long term memory.

PE

Year 4 PE is on a Tuesday with our sports coaches Premier Active and Sports Zone.
All children are expected to participate in PE lessons unless a valid reason has been given by parents/carers. Children must have a full PE kit in school at all times. No jewellery, including watches, should be worn during PE lessons. Hair must be tied back.

Music

Music this term will consist of ukulele lessons with Mr Reed, in preparation for a Christmas performance by all Year 4 pupils.

Children learning other instruments should be reminded to check the music timetable in school on the day of their lesson for any changes. Instruments (which must have names on) should be stored in the music room until they are needed for the lesson.

Library

Year 4 will visit the library every Wednesday morning. Children will write about their chosen book in their planner. Children can choose up to two books (one fiction and one non-fiction). 

Planners

We ask pupils to ensure they have their planners in school each day. We use the planner as an ongoing reading journal and to support learning in class. Once we have assessed pupils we will also highlight the spellings that your child can spell on the corresponding list in the back of their planner- this will be added to over the course of the year.

Music Lessons

Music lessons have started for the year. All pupils are asked to check the timetable and bring their labelled instruments in on the appropriate day. All instruments are now to be kept in the music room. 

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