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Welcome to Year 4

Welcome to year 4. We hope you’ve had a great summer break. In year 4 we are all very excited about our upcoming learning journey. We have got some very interesting topics to cover this half term.

Important information:

PE day:

  • 4M - Wednesday and Friday
  • 4S - Wednesday and Thursday

Book change day: Reading groups will be allocated a book change day each week. However, the children are welcome to change their books as often as they need, when they have finished them. The children will be informed of their designated day. Please ensure your child’s book bag is in school every day together with their reading journal.

Our core question is “Why do people come to London?” and our core book is “Jemmy Button” by Jennifer Uman and Valerio Vidali

Science topic: Animals Including Humans- ‘Teeth and Digestion’

  • Visit the science museum
  • Discuss dental hygiene
  • Research facts about teeth and digestion

Computing : We are toy designers

  • Help your child browse the internet safely
  • Discuss internet safety

History: The Romans- Invaders and Settlers

  • Visit the history museum
  • Search facts about Roman invasion of Britain
  • Make comparisons with Roman invaders and refugees

Art/DT: Mosaics

  • Create a mosaic using media of your choice
  • Make a Roman artefact

Homework

In Year 4, homework is project based. We provide several ideas for projects for your child to complete over the half term with a celebration date in the last week of the half term. The aim of the homework is for you and your child to share their learning together and to enjoy their learning.

Your child will also take a spelling activity or words home to learn. We recognise that some children find spelling very tricky. The aim is to allow them to become familiar with the spelling rules and patterns that they are studying in school so they can feel confident using them in their writing. If you have any concerns about the spellings or spelling games sent home, please see your 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 the main objectives we are covering this half term:

English:

  • “Practice, Think, Say, Write and Check” strategy.
  • Encourage children to link their writing to their individual interests e.g. writing instructions on how to bake a cake and then carrying out the instructions; writing/illustrating a Minecraft comic strip or write a script for a sports commentary/sporting event.
  • Keep a diary of thoughts and feelings
  • Have fun telling each other oral stories

Maths:

Reading:

One of the things we are working on this year is trying to get our children to love reading by recognising that the key to reading teaching is: Practice, Perseverance and pleasure

The new reading journal plays an important part in this. Reading anything to and with your child is invaluable. It could be a sports website, cookery books, labels in the supermarket, a favourite picture book, newspapers or their reading book. It should not be a chore but a lovely thing to do and we recognise that this might not just always mean the school reading book. We will encourage the children to choose their own reading books. Therefore, we may send home books your child really loves to look at, even though it might be too hard to read independently. It is also great if your child would prefer to bring in a book from home or the library as their reading book.

The children will have reading summaries or activities to complete each week about what they have read, as detailed in their reading journals. Please sign your child’s reading journal each Sunday. If you would like some tips or more information on how to support your child’s reading journey, 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 support.

 

Yours sincerely,

Mrs Ozerek; Mrs Jones and Ms Hassan

 

Year 4 Class Teachers

Aneela Y4

Trips and Events

5th October 2019

Year 4 Church Visit

Dear parents and carers,

As part of our RE topic on 'Christianity' we will be visiting Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church
in Wanstead. The visit will take place on Wednesday 16th October. We will leave the school by 9:10 am and aim to be back by 12:00 pm. Children are not required to bring in a packed lunch, unless of course your child normally brings a packed lunch to school, as we will return to have lunch.

We will need a couple of parent helpers from each class. If you are available to help please speak to either Mrs Ozerek, Mrs Jones or Miss Hassan.

Kind regards,
 
Mrs Ozerek, Mrs Jones and Miss Hassan

Year 4 Team

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