WELCOME TO YEAR 4

Adults in Year 4: Mrs Naylor,Mrs Noble,Mr Fellender and Mrs Bulbulia


Information for the start of the year.
Homework will be set when appropriate.

When set, Literacy homework - Monday (to be returned the following Monday)
When set, 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.
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.

OUR FIRST TOPIC IS BRAINWAVES..........

Brainwave

The Big Idea

Our brain is special because we can use it to learn lots of new and different things every day, enabling us to gain 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 the way that we learn, we will be better equipped for meeting the many challenges ahead of us.

 

In this unit, we’ll be ļ¬nding 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

Brainwaves Vocabulary:

Knowledge – internet, books, interviews, talks, slideshows, DVDs, newspapers, artefacts, documentaries, paintings, quizzes, tests.

Skills – doing it, practice, modelling, assessment rubrics, workshops, sports clubs, tutoring.

Understanding – reflecting, debate, role-play, teaching others, solving puzzles, challenges, exit point celebrations.

Growth Mindsets

Neurons

Connections

Transmit

Electrical

Chemical

Signals

Memory

Positive and negative emotions