WELCOME TO YEAR 4
If you have time over the holidays you could take a look at "Hit The Button" (interactive maths games, type in to google or any search engine you have) and focus on your times tables.
Take a look at the BBC Bitesize site, KS2 English, focusing on the grammar section (verbs, adverbs, pronouns, adjectives and nouns)
Adults in Year 4: Mrs Naylor, Mrs Noble and Miss Richardson
Watch this space for news of our IPC topics and class life in general!
Information for the start of the year.
Homework: Literacy homework - Monday (to be returned the following Monday)
Maths homework - Friday, this will usually be MyMaths (occasionally a written activity)
and should be completed by the following Friday
Children are required to read 3 times a week. Please sign and date your child's reading record book each time they read. Reading records will be checked every Friday.
Occasional topic homework may also be set.
PE: Swimming is on Wednesday morning. If your child has long hair then they must use a swimming cap. Boys swim shorts must not be longer than knee length.
This half term our PE lesson is taught by Mr Wynne and will be on a Friday. All children need an outdoor and indoor PE kit as detailed in the school prospectus.
Information for class and school events will be sent out via our class page, the school website and the School Jotter app. Please ensure school has your up to date email and telephone number.
All parents are invited into school on Tuesday 18th September at 2:50pm to share work from our first topic, Brainwave!
This is our 1st IPC topic in Year 4.
We will be teaching each other new skills and thinking about what we need to do to teach a new skill, including communication, encouragement, clear steps, demonstrations and patience!
The Big Idea
Every day we are learning lots of new and different things – gaining the knowledge, skills and understanding that we will need to become successful adults. By finding out more about how we learn, and how we can improve our learning, we will be better equipped for meeting the many challenges ahead of us.
In this unit, we’ll be ﬁnding out:
How different people learn About the importance of practice when learning a skill
How the brain works
How to make connections between our learning
How we can share our learning with others.
Why it is important to learn from other children and cultures around the world
How positive thinking can help us to succeed How to look after our brain How to design a school for learning
When they learn children will be:
Investigating Thinking Reflecting Researching Teaching Observing Assessing Presenting
The children have all come back to school ready to learn- long may it continue! We are very proud of you all - Well Done! We are looking forward to a lovely year!
We are teaching our parents a new skill! (or perhaps an old one they haven't tried in a while!)
Thank you to all the parents who could make the Brainwaves afternoon.
They Made A Difference..........
The Big Picture
Some people have made such a big difference in the world that their influence on our lives can still be
felt today. From scientists to sports people, from politicians to musicians, from all backgrounds, countries, races and religions there are people whose ideas or achievements have singled them out from others.
In History, we’ll be finding out:
About world leaders from the past
How to make a timeline
How leaders in the past compare to leaders today
About significant scientists from the past
About primary and secondary sources of information
In Society, we’ll be finding out:
About people who fought for the rights of others
In Art, we’ll be finding out:
How artists can influence the way we look at the world
About the work of an important sculptor
How to paint a portrait of someone significant to us
In Music, we’ll be finding out:
About well-known musicians from the host and home countries
How we can compose our own music in a similar style
Why some music/musicians are significant
All parents are invited into school on Wednesday 24th October, at 2:50pm to share work from our second topic, They Made A Difference!