Welcome to Year 4!
A warm welcome from all the staff in Year 4! We hope you had a lovely summer and we can’t wait to get to know you and your children over the next academic year. We have a full, fun-packed year prepared and are looking forward to sharing with you the work your children will produce.
We will begin Autumn Term looking at Shackleton’s journey to Antarctica and The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe. The focus will be on comprehension skills and creative writing. The texts have strong cross-curricular links with Geography and Science. Please encourage your child to read at home regularly. They have the opportunity to choose books from school OR home as well as interacting with books online via our exciting ‘Bug Club’. Their progress needs to be recorded in their Home Reading Record Book and this will be monitored in school.
During the Autumn term we will be building on the children’s knowledge of number. The children must work on their times table knowledge, so please make sure you practise with them at home. This will help them with all areas of maths in the classroom. Active Learn, our established on-line maths homework and the TimesTables Rockstar online games application, will be launched next week.
Our topic, ‘Into the Unknown’, has strong links to geography, art, DT, science and RE.
Science – Changes of state; Geography- maps and map skills;
Art – observational drawing, collage and printing; DT – designing and making a 3D package
RE – worship across the six main religions.
History – Explorers and World War 2 evacuation.
We would love the children to do a project based on our topic. Be as creative as you can!
We have P.E. every Wednesday and Thursday. The children should have a white t-shirt, black shorts and a pair of pumps. Training shoes are allowed for outdoor sports. Please make sure that P.E. kits are in a bag and all items are clearly named.
We are fortunate to have Brass lessons every Tuesday in Year 4 as part of Wider Opportunities. It is compulsory that your child brings their instrument to school every Tuesday. There will be a letter sent out about this shortly.
If you have any queries or worries, contact us via the Junior Office. Please inform us if your child is being picked up by an adult at the end of the school day who is not on the list.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs Agis, Mrs Bennett, Mrs Barratt