Mrs Cullum on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Mrs Forrest on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Welcome to Year 4.
We are an inquisitive class who love learning about new things and try our best every day. In order for your child to be fully prepared please ensure they have all that they need in school, including correct uniform.
Our Topic is 'Playlist'
We will begin this term by exposing our brains to an exciting day of Science at The Lookout Discovery Centre in Bracknell. We will spend time this term exploring all things electricity as well as looking closely at how an ear is made. This will link with our music unit.
In English literacy, we will be reading The Ironman by Ted Hughes. This story follows the story of a metal giant and the mayhem his arrival on Earth causes.
In Maths, we are using the White Rose scheme for Year 4. This will be building on knowledge learned in prior years and supporting all levels, so that every child is able to progress. We will begin by looking at measurement.
For our RE lessons, we follow the Guildford Diocese recommended curriculum and our topic this term is Christianity- What did Jesus say about God’s kingdom and why is it ‘good news’?
We will be also working on other parts of the curriculum, so that everyone has a chance to shine, try new things and feel successful at school.
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Homework in Year 4 is set every Monday to be completed for the following Monday, and is as follows:
Spellings – the children will be taught a new spelling rule each week which we will practise daily in class using a variety of activities to help them to retain the pattern. They will have a test the following Monday. Please help your child by practising their spellings at home with them.
Spag – will be to be set weekly for all children. They will receive their printed homework sheet in their homework exercise book. These will be provided at a level that is both accessible and challenging to each individual child.
Mathletics and Time Tables Rock Stars – these will be set on alternate weeks. (Just to remind you, the children will be doing the DfE Multiplication Tables Check in June.)
Reading – reading for pleasure is one of the most important things a child can do. Please listen to your child read at home – even if they are a fluent, independent reader – and sign their Reading Records when you read with them, they can also record this themselves. You may also add comments or ask questions here.
If your child cannot complete their homework at home, a Homework Club has been set up for them to do it at school. It is important that they all do the homework activities we set in order to supplement their learning in class.
Reading – reading for pleasure is one of the most important things a child can do. Please listen to your child read at home – even if they are a fluent, independent reader – and sign their Homework Diary in the ‘Reading’ section once a week. You may also add comments or ask questions here.
Please look at the list below of recommended books to read with your child. Sharing books with them is something you can do regularly to support them in their learning.
Listen to your child read and read to them. Ask them questions about what they are reading: Do they understand all the language? Are they following the plot developments? Can they make predictions about the progression of the story? Have they understood what's being inferred by the author?
These books are recommendations only, not compulsory!
On Monday afternoons, the children will be enjoying indoor PE, following the Real PE approach, building on social skills through active participation.
On Thursday afternoons the children will be doing outside PE starting with Lacrosse and moving onto Netball.