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Welcome to Year 4

Dear Parents and carers,
Happy New Year and welcome back. We hope you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed the time with your children and families. The children in Year 4 have settled back in well into their daily routine. In 4M we welcome Mrs Hussain who will be the class teacher on Monday and Tuesday. The children have produced some brilliant poetry both individually and collaboratively which they had had fun creating.
Important information:
PE day:
• 4M - Wednesday and Friday
• 4S - Wednesday and Thursday
All children are expected to have a full PE kit in school. Please ensure that your child has an appropriate kit for the cold weather as PE can be indoors or outdoors.
Book change day: The children are welcome to change their books as often as they please. They should be reading daily and are free to use their reading journals to record summaries and express their thoughts about what they are reading. The children visit the school library on a Wednesday afternoon. There are a wide range of engaging books to choose from. Please ensure any outstanding books have been returned to the library as soon as possible.
Our core question is, “Mother Nature, friend or foe?” and our core books are: “The Pebble in my Pocket” by Meredith Hooper and “Seal Surfer” by Michael Foreman.
Science topic:  Electricity  

 


Computing: SAM LABS
We will be learning how to use computerised construction kits.

 

Geography: Volcanoes and Earthquakes

 

Art/DT: Pastels and mixed media

 

Homework
In Year 4, homework is project-based and the expectation is for one project to be completed each half-term.
We have been so impressed with the high standard of projects that have been handed in. Please ensure that all projects are bought into school by the deadline given.  This allows enough time for children to present their work to the rest of the class.
We will continue to send home spelling words on a Friday to practise and revise spelling rules and patterns that they are expected to know. If you have any concerns about the spellings or spelling games sent home, please see your child’s class teacher.
Useful website to support spelling and grammar:-
• www.activelearnprimary.co.uk
• For Active Learn Primary, the children have their individual logins, passwords and the school code is 7gxr (a copy is in their reading journal).
If you would like to do additional Maths and English work with your child, these are some of the objectives we are covering this half term:
English:
• How can I extend my sentences?
• Encourage children to write different kinds of poems to express their feelings and/or ideas
• Re-cap on the feature of non-chronological report
• Re-tell stories from different character perspectives


Maths:
• Money – using money when paying for item and receiving change
• Addition and subtraction using the column method
• Practice recalling times tables and inverse operations
• Useful time tables websites
• https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/62071
• https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/7/multiplication-and-division
• https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Reading:
We continually aim to encourage a love of reading by recognising that the key to reading teaching is: reading for pleasure.
Practice, Perseverance and pleasure
It has been encouraging to see children completing their reading tasks in their reading journals. New tasks will be available to go home which have been carefully set out to support and boost their reading skills.
If you would like some tips or more information on how to support your child’s reading, please do not hesitate to speak to the class teacher.
We welcome parent feedback, so feel free to speak us if you would like any further guidance.

Thank you for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs Ozerek; Mrs Hussain and Ms Zamchick

Year 4 Class Teachers

Aneela Y4

Trips and Events

23rd January 2020
Dear Parents/Carers,

Year 4 will be visiting the Natural History Museum on Thursday 6th February, as part of their Curriculum Topic – Volcanos and Earthquakes.

Both classes will be leaving the school at 9.00am and will be back before the end of the school day. 

Your child will need to wear their full school uniform and suitable outdoor clothing.  Please provide your child with a packed lunch (no sweets, fizzy drinks or glass bottles).
As it is a self-led trip, there will be no payment required. If you are available to help out, please let your child’s class teacher know as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Ozerek, Mrs Hussain and Ms Zamchick

Year 4 Teachers 

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