Year 4 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Year 4
Happy Easter everyone! We hope everyone has had a wonderful break.
Some quick housekeeping for the half term:
Please ensure that the children continue to come to school in PE kit on Wednesdays for this half term please.
We hope you are looking forward to the trip to the Grosvenor Museum in Chester this term?! We can't wait! It should be a great consolidation of the learning from last term. This term, in Geography we will be learning all about European volcanoes, earthquakes and settlements - which promises to be really exciting. In Science we will be starting to look at the physics topic of 'Sound'.
Our English book this term is, 'Alba the hundred year old fish' by Lara Hawthorne. We will be looking at plastics in the oceans as part of this learning and will be working on our letter writing and explanation writing skills throughout the unit.
In Reading we have sadly left Ivan the gorilla behind (what a fabulous book that was) and we will be reading the non-fiction book, 'Fantastically great women who saved the planet'. As you may have gathered, we have a wonderful eco-friendly term of learning planned.
In Maths, we are moving on from fractions and will start to introduce decimals. Please do keep that times table practice going at home in the meantime in readiness for the times table check in June.
If children are symptom free, please access the tab - Home Learning/10 Day Isolation and this will give you links to learning whilst you isolate. Please email us any work on the email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org email address so we can keep in touch with you. We look forward to your return to school shortly.
In the files below, you will find lots of information to help you with your Year 4 learning and to keep you on track with your homework. We will put a homework grid in the list of files for each week as a reminder - but the children should be clear themselves of what is required and for when as this is detailed in class.
As a reminder:
There will no longer be a spelling test on Mondays! The children are all delighted about this as you can imagine!! However, new spellings continue to be set on Mondays and the expectation continues that the children practice these daily both at home and school. The children have been issued with Spelling Frame logins to help them practise (although this shouldn't be their only method they use - see the spelling leaflet attached below). If they lose their login, please let a member of the Year 4 staff know and they will reissue it.
SPaG is set on Wednesday for Friday (marked in class on Wednesdays)
Maths is set on Friday for the following Tuesday (marked on Fridays)
If the children stick to the suggested dates for working on their homework, they should never have a lot of work to do on one day and it leaves them a couple of extra days to bring it to school before it's marked if they've forgotten!
All children in Year 4 have PE on Wednesday this term. Please come to school dressed in PE kit on these days. There is more information about PE kit on the PowerPoint attached.
Forest School will be on Mondays. The children must bring their equipment (waterproofs and wellies or walking boots) with them every Monday. No equipment will be left in school as the children will be wearing it as they are picked up. The children will not have the time to change their footwear or clothes at the end of the day so please make sure you bring a towel or bin bag to protect the car seats if you're picking up in the car!
We look forward to continuing this great year together.
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Year 4: News items
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