Year 4

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

our topic is: We are Geologists

We will be exploring different types of rocks and soils and conducting scientific experiments into their different properties! We will also be looking at fossils, volcanoes and the structure of the Earth. Anything you could do at home to support this would be very much appreciated. In English, we will be reading the fantastic book ‘Stone Girl, Bone Girl.’ which follows the life of a young palaeontologist, based on the life of the famous female pioneer Mary Anning.

ENGLISH

We will be exploring non-fiction texts about rocks, as well as studying the story ‘Stone girl, Bone girl’.

maths

This half term we will be looking at decimals and their equivalent fractions.

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 Thursdays  Please could you ensure that you child has their PE 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

Other ideas you might like to try at home to support our topic are:
- Visit the library
- Go on a rock hunt
- Make a sand picture
- Paint a rock
- Dig for fossils
- Visit The Peak District Lead and Mining Museum
- Visit the Lapworth Geology Museum (University of Birmingham) 

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


16th – 20th March – Mother’s Day secret room open to children  
Thursday 26th March – Pop-Up Market
Thursday 2nd April – Easter Egg Competition and Easter Bonnet Parade
Friday 3rd April – Break up for Easter
Monday 20th April – Children back to school 

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