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Welcome to Year 4 

September 2020

 

A big, warm welcome to everyone from Mr McCabe, Miss Chong, Mrs Reville and Miss Ruderham!

 

Below is a presentation for Year 4 parents, carers and pupils. It provides information about the staff; our topics; our daily timetable; our expectations and our rewards. :-)  

 

We have also uploaded our long term planning for the year. This maps out our curriculum coverage and is used by teachers to plan units of learning. A copy of our weekly timetable has been uploaded so you can see which lessons we will be enjoying each day. We have uploaded a document intended to help parents and carers ensure their children are fluent, confident readers who love books!

 

Below this, there are some useful learning websites which will help children with their number work, telling the time and reading. 

 

 

Here is some key information about Year 4:

 

Our Topics in the first half term...

English: Dictionary Skills and Narrative based on Aladdin

Maths: Place value including ordering numbers, rounding, negative numbers and Roman numerals 

Science: States of Matter

Religious Education: Worship and Prayer

History: The Ancient Egyptians 

PSHE: Cycle Safety 

 

Art, Design Technology, Computing and Grammar will run through all of our core and foundation subjects. The children are taught French and Music by our specialist teachers. Mrs Preston teaches French once a week and Mr Rees teaches music once a week. PE is taught twice a  week: once by our PE coach Mr Mernock and once by the class teacher. 

 

Swimming:

Swimming should be going ahead from September as pools should be reopen

Year 4 sees the children attend swimming for the first time. All children must attend as this is a requirement under the National Curriculum. Swimming lessons for the children will take place on Mondays and each child must bring their own swimming kit into school in a separate bag - please do not send swimming kits in your child's school bag. Any child who does not have a swim kit with them on the day, will not be able to borrow a kit and they must remain at school.

 

What do we wear for swimming lessons?

 

Girls must wear a double strap, standard swimming costume. They cannot wear bikinis.

Boys must wear traditional swimming trunks. The cannot wear board shorts or swimming shorts.

Girls must wear a swimming cap. Boys must also wear a swimming cap if their hair touches their eyes.

Children are strictly not permitted to wear goggles unless a GP or eye doctor provides a letter outlining a medical condition that means goggles are needed. If children do not follow these guidelines they will not be able to enter the pool. These are guidelines given by the swimming baths. 

 

Please read the swimming letter below.

 

Homework:

Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be due in the following Wednesday. This will usually consist of two pieces of written work as well as reading homework which consists of a minimum of three reads per week, ideally for 15 minutes with an adult on hand to ask questions. We keep it simple and manageable.  

 

PE:

PE will take place on Wednesdays. Please ensure that your child has a full kit (white t-shirt, blue or black shorts and black pumps/trainers) with them so that they can make the most of each of the sessions. PE kits will be sent home at the end of each half term to be washed. 

 

Contact us:

If you have any questions or need to speak to us, please feel free to:

- speak to member of the Year 4 team at the end of the school day 

- message your child's class teacher over Dojo

- arrange a meeting via Mrs Siddal or Mrs Deakin in the  school office

 

We are always here to help you!

Fancy some extra challenges to keep you busy?
 

While the children are at home over the summer or during rainy weekends, here is a wide variety of activities and websites accessing to keep their brains busy:
 
Telling the time:
https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling-the-time

Timestables fun:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/399/Archery-Arithmetic-Multiplication

Roman Numerals:

https://www.transum.org/software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/Students/Roman_Numerals.asp

Rounding numbers:
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/rocket-rounding

 
TTRockstars and Bug Club passwords are inside your child's reading record. 
 
Epic app - This app can be downloaded on to an Apple device or you can access the website using: 
www.getepic.com. Here the children can access a range of reading materials. 
Class code - gqc6399

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