Year 4

Teachers : Miss Austin (4A), Ms Taylor (4T)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Meddings

our topic is: We are Geologists

Our curriculum provides many opportunities for cross curricular links which allow various subjects to be taught through the same topic. We will be exploring different types of rocks and soils and conducting scientific experiments into their properties. We will also be learning about states of matter. Anything you could do at home to support this would be very much appreciated. In English we will be reading and reviewing the fantastic book ‘Stone Girl, Bone Girl.’ which follows the life of a young palaeontologist.

ENGLISH

We will focus on writing some explanation texts as well as studying the story ‘Stone girl, Bone girl’

maths

This half term we will be looking at fractions and time.

MUSIC: Class 4A

4A Trumpet lessons will continue every Thursday, if your child takes their trumpet home please remind them to bring them back to school for lessons.

MUSIC: Class 4T

4T Clarinet lessons will be on Wednesday, if your child takes their clarinet home please remind them to bring them back to school for lessons.

PE: Class 4A

4A will be doing PE on Tuesday and Wednesdays. 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 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.

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
*Play at the hit the button to work to focus on times tables

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 Big Pit
- Go panning for gold
- Visit the Lapworth Geology Museum (Birmingham University) 

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

See our school calendar for more information.

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