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Welcome to Year 4
The Autumn term is always a busy time for children in Year 4 with lots of new learning taking place. English and Mathematics will continue to be taught daily and focus on key writing skills and mathematical calculations. Times tables are a very important focus this year and we would ask you to support your child with this regularly. Please encourage your child to learn and revisit times tables they are struggling with, as this knowledge aids so much of their learning in maths. There will be a strong emphasis on recalling times tables up to 12 x 12 as children in Year 4 will be taking take part in the National Multiplication Test later on in the year. More information will be provided in a meeting this term – details to follow soon.
This year we are continuing with our exciting, thematic approach, allowing children to make connections between areas of learning and consolidate skills. All the themes chosen deliver the programmes of study for the National Curriculum and this term our first topic this term will be “Lightning Speed”. Our History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology and Computing work will all be linked to this topic. MFL, R.E and Science will be taught discreetly. In our Science work, we will be studying “Electricity”, followed by “Sound”.
During the Summer Term, there will be an opportunity for your child to take part in a residential stay at Conwy, in Wales. More details will follow this term, including a Parents’ meeting at the start of October.
Year 4 PE sessions are
Class 13 Wednesday, Friday
Class 14 Wednesday Thursday
Class 15 Wednesday Friday
Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions. Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times; PE kits can be purchased from the school office. We ask that children also have an outdoor P.E kit for the colder months. This should consist of trainers, jogging bottoms and a tracksuit top. PE kits can be purchased from the school office and can be kept in school all week on your peg.
Please continue to send your child with a named water bottle, that they can refill with water and use in school. We ask that it is not metal please, as these can be heavy. We will continue with morning toast up until close of register and should you wish, children can continue bring a piece of fruit to school for their morning snack. Milk letters will also come out shortly.
Children in Year 4 receive regular homework: purple creative homework books will continue and phonic spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested on the following Friday. Reading books will need to be brought to school each day please, and taken home each night, and we continue to ask for at least one journal to be completed each week. Times table homework may also be given, as needed.
We anticipate a busy and exciting term ahead and we thank you in anticipation of your continued support. We look forward to working with you over the next year, to ensure your children have a pleasurable and valuable year. Year 4 is a very important year. If you have any concerns or worries, please arrange a time to speak to one of us, as you play a vital role in your child’s education.
Miss Aujla Mrs A Brasier-Creagh/ Mrs Mitchell Mrs Westwood
(Mon/Tues/Wed) (Thurs Fri)
Class 13 Class 14 Class 15
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