Year 4

Teachers : Mr Bennet (4B), Miss Aluriya (4A)
Teaching Assistant Mrs Hodgkinson

If your child is required to isolate or is unable to attend school for an extended period of time, please call the office on 0121 675 3573
and arrange a telephone meeting with Mr Bennet (4B) or Miss Aluriya (4A) to discuss your child’s learning.

VIRTUAL SCHOOL

Our virtual school remains open so you can view learning from last year – you can see all of the previous lessons for all of the year groups. The materials found on the virtual school pages may be used by any child for additional learning if pupils are keen to extend their learning at home, or as extra support. If pupils are unable to attend school due to prolonged illness or isolation, please arrange to talk to us and we will direct you to relevant virtual learning.  CLICK HERE TO VISIT

our topic is: Ancient Egyptians

Our curriculum provides many opportunities for cross curricular links, which allows various subjects such as geography and history to be taught through the same topic. This is very exciting for the children and their learning. We will not only be exploring what life was like in Egyptian times, but also learning about Howard Carter’s famous discovery of Tutankhamun, how to read and use maps, and develop our growing knowledge of ancient civilisations. We will continue learning Spanish in year 4 and the children will start to learn a brand new instrument! 4B will be playing the clarinet and 4P will be learning the trumpet.

ENGLISH

We will be focusing on detailed description, persuasive writing, information texts, carrying out research and writing up our findings.

maths

This half term we will be looking at place value, addition and subtraction.

pe: Class 4F

4B will be doing PE on Wednesday and swimming on Friday. 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. 
4B will be swimming for the first 9 weeks of the year. So don’t forget your swimming kit and towel!

pe: class 4A

4A will be doing PE on Wednesday and Friday  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
*Download educational apps


*Visit the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to look at their Egyptian Collection 
*Investigate atlases to find Egypt and look at its geography
*Do some research into Howard Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb
Learn about the many Egyptian gods and Pharaohs    

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. This includes the inside of coats, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves.

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. Snack for juniors is charged at £2.00 per week.
To pay for your child's snack, please log in to their Scopay account. Please speak to the office if you do not have your Scopay log in details.

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 and order online.

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