Welcome to Year 4
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome both you and your child to Year 4 and to a fun-filled, learning-packed year. We have been delighted to see how well all the children have settled back into the school routine and how responsive they have been to the learning that we have introduced so far. We are certain that this positivity will ensure they thrive in the year ahead.
We will be covering the following as part of our learning in the autumn terms:
The Topic for Terms 1 and 2 in Year 4 will be the Anglo-Saxons. We will be learning about where they came from, how they lived and the impact they had on Great Britain. We will also be finding out about Anglo–Saxon leaders, traditions, myths and legends. We will be learning about counties and cities in Britain and how modern place names relate to the historic Anglo Saxon language.
In Science we will be learning about Sound and Electricity.
Please see the Topic Map and termly home learning sheet for additional information.
Your child will have a PE lesson on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure your child has the correct, named P.E. kit in school. As the weather is getting colder they will require tracksuit bottoms and sweatshirts. PE kit should stay in school all term as there are occasions when our PE time has to be moved to a different day. Please ensure children with shoulder length hair or longer, have their hair tied back. If your child has pierced ears, their earrings will need to be removed for the session.
During the term, the children will be learning skills through a range of invasion games including ultimate Frisbee, basketball. In our indoor sessions we will look to develop hockey, archery and gymnastic skills. Children will also be provided with the experience of taking part in the ‘Chance to Shine’ cricket programme on Monday mornings during term 1.
This will be set each week on a Monday and will include weekly spellings, a maths arithmetic/problem solving sheet and a termly topic related task. This work will be completed in their own book and handed in by the Friday each week. In addition, children will need to continue to practice their times tables using Times Tables Rockstars – There will be a weekly competition between the two Year 4 classes to see who has achieved the most progress. Also children will be expected to read daily at home and with an adult as often as possible – please record when this occurs in their reading record book. Children will be expected to complete a quiz on completion of every reading book using Acclerated Reader – They can do this at home or at school.
It is important that children drink plenty of water throughout the day. In order to do this, children need a named water bottle that they can use during the day. Please make sure this does not leak and has a ‘sports top’ lid. These can be bought in the school office.
Break Time Snacks
If your child wishes to have a fruit snack at breaktime, these can be kept in their bags.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office and we will get back to you or put a note in the reading record book. The TAs in Year 4 this year are Mrs Wickham and Mrs Duce.
There will be an opportunity for your child to show you their new classroom and to meet the teacher on Monday 5th September at the end of the school day. We hope you can make it and look forward to seeing you.