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Year 4

Year 4 Teacher: Miss Stringer

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Storey

LSA's: Mrs Jones & Mrs Fenton

Check out some of the fantastic books we will be reading throughout year 4:

Change to timetable! As per the message on class dojo, Year 4 will now have PE on a Friday afternoon instead of a Wednesday afternoon. This means that on a Friday, all children will need to come to school in their outdoor PE kit. 

Year 4 have had a great start to the Autumn term! We have read our first book called 'Cliffhanger' about a boy called Tim who was afraid of trying new things (but loved it in the end!) We have been so sensible looking after Mabel in class and making her feel comfortable and loved. Year 4 have enjoyed some Golden Time on a Friday afternoon in the sunshine and we have also done some fantastic work in our lessons too. 

 

Our Topic for this term is 'Anglo Saxons.' I have attached below, a homework menu for children to complete a task from between now and the end of Autumn term. I look forward to seeing your wonderful efforts!

Children will have their own school reading book and a reading record. They will be bringing their book home each night so that they are able to read, preferably to an adult, and their adult can sign the reading record which is also bought back into school each day with their reading book. Mrs Storey will also be reading with each child in class so it is essential that their book and reading record is returned to school each day. 

Please find the timetable below for year 4:

P.E and Swimming days:

As you can see on the updated timetable above, P.E will now be on a Friday afternoon and children will swim on a Thursday afternoon. New for this year, we are asking all children to come to school wearing p.e kit on their p.e day. Please ensure children come in jogging bottoms and a hoodie as they will be in their kit all day on a Friday. P.E will be mainly outside so please ensure children come to school with suitable clothes for all weather. Kit should include: Black jogging bottoms/black shorts, trainers, socks, black/grey jumper/hoodie and a white t-shirt.

 

To prevent children being without the correct kit on swimming day, it is advised that swimming kits are brought into school on a Monday and go home on a Friday. Earrings will need to be removed for P.E & Swimming and long hair will need to be tied back. 

 

Music  will be on a Friday morning so children will need to have their instruments in school on this day once they have been provided with an instrument.

Homework

Homework in year 4 will be very similar to what the children were used to in year 3. There will still be 'white book Wednesdays' where children will complete reading questions at the start of the week in school and then bring their white books home on a Wednesday to complete questions in their book. White books need to be returned on the Thursday so that they are in school and ready to mark at the end of the week. If white book work is not returned Thursday morning, children will have to complete it in their own time during a 'homework catch-up session'.

 

Times tables are of particular importance in year 4 as children have to sit a statutory multiplication tables check in June (more information on this will be provided nearer the time.) Due to this, we will focus on a certain times table each week in lessons and children should practise at home ready for their weekly tables test each Friday. Children do not need to hand anything in for their times tables homework as their effort to practise them will be reflected in their scores each week.

 

I will communicate via Class Dojo each week to let you know of the spellings we will be focusing on in class and the times tables we will be working on. 

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