Year 4

Teachers : Mrs Driver (4D), Mr Bennett (4B)

our topic is: What a Wonderful World

Our curriculum provides many opportunities for cross curricular links which allow various subjects to be taught through the same topic. Our topic this term is ‘What a Wonderful World’. We are focusing on the magnificent work of Roald Dahl and the conservation issues raised through the text ‘The Minpins’.

ENGLISH

We will focus on research skills, the organisation of our writing and persuasive texts.

maths

This term we will be looking at geometry, position and direction, statistics and measurement (including time.

MUSIC: Class 4D

4D Trumpet lessons will continue every Thursday, so please make sure you are looking after your instrument, practising at home and bringing it in each week.

MUSIC: Class 4B

4B Clarinet lessons will continue every Wednesday, so please make sure you are looking after your instrument, practising at home and bringing it in each week. Don’t forget to fill out your practice diary.

PE: Class 4D

4D will be doing PE on Tuesday and Thursday. Please could you ensure that you child has their PE kit with them on these days.

PE: Class 4B

4B will be doing PE on Monday and Wednesday. Please could you ensure that you child has their PE kit with them on these days.

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

We will be continuing with our homework system throughout the spring term. The homework 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, every week. 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
*Download educational apps

*Look at the WWF website to see how charities support wildlife.
*Visit a nature centre or zoo to see conservation in action.
* Look into how you can reduce your waste/recycle at home.
*Research the threats to endangered animals via the library or websites. 

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.

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.

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.

Dates for your diary

  •   19th June – concert for a Summer’s evening, where  will be performing our trumpets 
  • 27th June – Sports day (morning).
  • 28th June – Drayton Manor
  • 2nd – 6th July Literacy Week
  • 4th July – Farmers’ Market.
  • 11th July – 4D to the Hippodrome to perform
  • 12th July - Parents’ evening
  • 18th July – Golden Adventure.
  • 19th July - Year achievers assembly
  • 19th July – Hippodrome visit – Matilda

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