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Year 4

We would like to welcome you back to what we know will be an EPIC Year.  We hope you are well and that the children are ready for another busy school year.

 

The Year 4 team this year are:

 Class 9 - Mr Liddington

Class 10 - Mr Higgins (Mon and Tues) / Mrs Thomas (Wed-Fri) 

Mrs Lancaster,  Mrs Rhodes and Mrs Unsal will also be supporting the children' learning.

 

Reading

As a school we love to read and think this is really important.  It is the expectation that children read for 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week.  Please ensure that you sign your child’s reading record each day that they read.  The children must then return their record to school each day in order for their home reading to be recorded. The children can borrow books from their classroom or the school library. The children should be completing accelerated reader quizzes, when they have finished their book, and are working towards prizes in their class. As well as this, the children can earn badges for each time they read at home.

You can access accelerated reader here - 

Accelerated Reader

 This term our class reader is Varjak Paw by S. F. Said and How to train your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

 

 

Times Table Rockstars

This year, there will be a big focus on times tables in Year 5. Your children will have their logins and instructions on how to access the site sent home. There will be lots of exciting battles and challenges set on Times Table Rockstars to ensure learning them is made fun.

You can access TTRS here - 

TTRS

 

Multiplication Check 

The multiplication check for Year 4 is fast approaching. This check consists of 25 questions of times tables up to x12 with 6 seconds to answer the questions. 

 

Please help your child to learn and practise their times tables. Ways to help them could be: 

- flashcards 

- chanting them forwards and backwards 

- quick fire questioning 

- using soundcheck on TTRS 

 

PE

This term, we require the children to bring their PE kits into school on their PE days. This should include joggers, shorts or leggings with a house t-shirt or plain t-shirt and a hoodie or jacket for when it is cold outside. 

Class 9 - Friday - Term 5  

             - Monday and Friday - Term 6 

Class 10 - Friday - Term 5 

               - Monday and Friday - Term 6 

Forest School

This will be happening from the 15th April till the 20th May every Monday.

Morning session - Class 10 (Come to school in forest school kit and have school uniform ready to change into after). 

Afternoon Session - Class 9 (Bring to forest school kit to school) 

Below is suggestion for the clothing they will need:

(Please send children in old clothes, not their best things, as they may come home very dirty)

  • Waterproof and warm coat (or fleece and waterproof pac-a-mac type coat)
  • Wellies/ strong shoes (shoes they do not mind getting wet and muddy – not school shoes)
  • Waterproof trousers - if you have some.
  • Warm socks - 2 pairs normal socks.
  • Warm trousers - joggers are ideal, or tights with leggings, jeans are often not warm and stay very wet.
  • Several layers on top: eg: vest top + T shirt + long sleeved top + fleece/ coat
  • Hat, gloves, scarf
  • Spare clothes, socks and shoes to put on when back in the classroom and a plastic bag for all their wet/ muddy clothes.

Summer Term Learning 

Writing: Quest story, poetry and non-chronological report 
ReadingFluency and Comprehension through Whole Class Reading Lessons
Maths: Decimals, Statistics, Time, position and direction and properties of shape 
Science:  States of Matter 
                 Sound
                 Electricity 
HistoryChildren through history - education  
Geography: Flooding, Rivers and the water cycle 
Art:   Fabric of nature 
D&T: Electrical systems: Torches 
R.E:  For Christians, when Jesus left, what was the impact of Pentecost? 
         How and why do people mark significant events of life? 
MusicFeelings through music 
              Expression and Improvisation
MFL (French): At the Tea Room
                        Weather
PSHE: How can our choices make a difference to others and the environment?
             How can we manage risk in different places? 
P.ECricket
         Athletics 
        OAA
        Rounders