Year 4

Teachers : Miss Furlong (4F), Ms Taylor (4T)

our topic is: Proud to Be a Brummie

Our curriculum provides many opportunities for the children to explore their local area. We will be learning about the history of the local area and also the wider Birmingham area. This will be through engaging and exciting mini projects that explore the development of this fine city. The aim of the topic is to encourage the children to be proud of their Birmingham heritage and develop a deeper understanding of the city that they live in and how it came to be such a diverse second city.

ENGLISH

We will focus on information texts and researching the local area.

maths

This half term we will be looking at statistics including graphs.

MUSIC: Class 4F

4F Trumpet lessons every Thursday, Please make sure you are looking after your instrument, practising at home and bringing it in each week.

MUSIC: Class 4T

4T Clarinet lessons will be on Tuesday afternoon, Please make sure you are looking after your instrument, practising at home and bringing it in each week.

PE: Class 4F

4F will be doing PE on Tuesday and Fridays

Please could you ensure that you child has their PE kit with them on these days. During the cold weather, please provide warm clothing for lessons outside.

PE: Class 4T

4T will be doing PE on Wednesday and swimming on Fridays  Please could you ensure that you child has their correct PE/Swimming kit with them on these days. It would be extremely useful if children could bring in a pair of gym pumps and a pair of trainers. During the cold weather, please provide warm clothing for lessons outside.

Learning Diaries and Keeping in Touch

Your child will be expected to still record their homework, spellings and reading in their diary. This is a fantastic resource for the children to use, but also key for parent and teacher communication. Please continue to read with your child, at least 3 times per week and record this in their diary with further comments.

homework

The homework children complete is based around the current topic and there are a number of different activities that the children can chose to do. They can chose activities depending on their interest and what they enjoy doing. Please ensure your child completes one piece of homework from the grid. Children should also complete challenges on ‘Times Table Rock Stars’ at home too.

Supporting your child at home

*Listen to them read regularly
*Go on Times Table Rock Stars
 (studio and soundcheck functions)

*Download educational apps

Here is a list of free places that you can visit in Birmingham to support your child’s learning this term.
They are all family friendly and would be a great day out!
Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham Library, the MAC at Cannon Hill Park, The Bull Ring, The Rag Market, Grand Central Station,
BBC Public Space in The Mailbox, Cathedrals and the IKON Gallery. 

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality is essential to help your child achieve the best they possibly can.
Every week the attendance cup is awarded to the class with the best attendance – hopefully our class can win the cup lots of times this coming term!
We will also be awarded points in the Punctuality League. Let’s see if we can beat last year’s score.   

Stamps

Children can achieve reward stamps for trying hard with their work! Every time they collect 50 stamps, they are awarded with a certificate.

Uniform and Jewellery:

Please ensure children wear the correct school uniform, including black shoes and plain socks. Jewellery must not be worn. Please label all items so that they can be easily reacquainted with children if they are mislaid.

snack

We aim to teach the children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. With this in mind, our fantastic chef provides a range of healthy snacks. Please pay £2.00 per week to the class teacher if you would like your child to receive a snack and drink.

school meals

We are committed to providing excellent food that is healthy, tasty, nutritionally balanced and is presented in an attractive way that the children will enjoy.A School Dinner is £2.10 per day

Dates for your diary


Friday 15th November – Children in Need – Dress up (More info to follow)
Monday 18th November Whole School Flu Vaccine
27th November- 4F visit to Mandir
4th December- 4T visit to Mandir
Friday 6th December: Christmas Fayre 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Thursday 12th December: Election Day – school closed
Thursday 19th December Christmas parties
Friday 20th December Break up for Christmas.

Monday 6th January & Tuesday 7th January: SCHOOL CLOSED Teacher Training

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