Year 4

​Welcome to Term 2 of Year 4.

Mrs Roberts and I hope you were able to have an enjoyable half-term break despite the weather.  Term 2 will be busy with lots happening in the run up to Christmas, the first of which is the Scootability Course on November 11th.

I am looking forward to meeting you during the Parent’s Evenings meetings. If you haven’t yet signed up for a slot, please do so as soon as possible so that we can discuss your child’s progress.

Your child should have a water bottle in class every day which should contain water (not juices or squashes). Under Covid regulations we are not able to use cups in class for drinks.

As PE lessons are taking place in the playground please ensure that your child’s kit is suitable for the colder weather (they may wear joggers or tracksuit bottoms) and contains footwear suitable for running around outside. PE kits should be brought to school every Monday for the week.

Meet the Teacher

Padlet: https://padlet.com/misterkelly/Year4T1

 

​Homework

Our homework in Year 4 continues to be reading, spellings and times tables.

Reading at home is vital for a child’s development. It is already clear from hearing the children read in class that they love reading to an adult, so please support them with this. It only needs to be for 15 minutes and should be recorded in their Reading Record.   This needs to be brought into school every day so that their reading can be checked. When they have read to an adult (and had their Record signed) 15, 30 and 50 times, they will receive a prize from Mrs Randall.

Spellings are given out every Friday to be learnt for the following week. Please help your child by practising their spellings during the week. A list of the week’s spellings will be posted on the Class page on the web-site each week.

In Year 4, we ask you to help your child with learning their tables. These can be practiced through TT Rockstars. Regular practice will help your child to improve their recall speed and accuracy. The TTRS program will also help prepare them for next year’s Government Times Table Check. TTRS can be accessed through tablets, Smartphones and computers. 

Other points

As Athletes we will have P.E.  every Tuesday and Thursday. This year we are asking the class to bring their PE kits in to school on a Monday and take them home on Friday. Please could you check each Monday that your child has their kit ready to take to school.

Water Bottles: Please make sure your child brings a water bottle to school each day. Under the Covid regulations we are not allowed to give out water bottles or hold them in school overnight.

Thank you.

Core Learning

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Term 1 

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Dates for the Diary

11.11.20– Scootablility
13.11.50—Non-uniform Day for Children in Need
16.11.20– COW Day
16.11.20– Wear Odd Socks Day for anti bullying
17.11.20  to 20 11.20– Road Safety Week.
18.11.20– Parent’s Evening
24.11.20—Parent’s Evening
11.12.20—Christmas jumper day
17.12.20—Last Day of Term
18.12.20—INSET Day

Gallery

Scootability

Year 4 took part in Scootability. The class learnt how to use a scooter safely and even tried a few tricks. They had great fun, as you can see from these pictures.

Scientists

To complete our forces enquiry, we made our own compasses and investigated the effects of magnet fields.

Musicians

Recently the class enjoyed an African drumming workshop where they played the Djembe drums and found out how to make the drums have different voices.

Scientists

As scientists we have been investigating friction from different surfaces.

Artists

Year 4 have been creating some art from our ‘Taking a pencil for a walk’ images as well as looking at the work of Georgia O’Keeffe.