Welcome to Year 4
"The moment where you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever being able to do it.” - J.M Barrie - Peter Pan
We hope you all have a lovely, restful summer holidays. Enjoy yourselves - we'll look forward to hearing about your summer adventures on your return to school!
Dates for your diary
- Back to School: Wednesday 6th September 8.40am - please note that the courtyard door will be open for the children to enter.
Topics for the Autumn Term 2017
- Science: Living Things and Their Habitats and Electricity
- Topic: The Romans
- Art: Vincent Van Gough
- DT: Roman roads, mosaics and shields
- PE: Athletics & Tag Rugby
- Music: A timeless pop song from the 1970s - Mamma Mia!
- Computing: E-Safety & Scratch
- RE - What is it like to be a Hindu in Britain?
Click here for the Year 3&4 Spellings
We will be sending home spellings for the children to practice during the week. These will be handed out on a Monday, and tested on a Friday. We test the given words in sentences, not as a list. The list of all the words we will be looking at are above, plus a copy of the practice sheet if needed.
Please note we are now a NUT FREE SCHOOL, so children cannot bring any nut products to school in their packed lunches. We appreciate your co-operation with this.
- Please ensure that your child’s uniform, book bag, coat and pack up are clearly labelled. We still have a formidable amount of lost property every term!
- Reading books and Home School Diaries should be taken home daily. We can then ensure that children get the satisfaction of sticking with a book and finishing it. We’re happy to give suggestions if it’s tricky to find a book which ‘grabs’ your child.
- Named water bottles should be in school daily and either taken home every night or at the end of the week.
- PE is taught twice a week, however, to allow flexibility, it would still be useful if P.E. and Games kits could be kept in school all week. If your child needs to be excused from PE please send them with a note to avoid confusion.
- Please continue to try to read with your child and/or talk to them about their reading at least three times a week. On top of prediction and summarising, other skills we’ll cover will include looking at structure (headings, sub-headings, captions, introductions and conclusions) as well as spotting past and present tense and formal and less formal language in non-fiction books.
- Children may change their ‘free readers’ as soon as they have finished them, they will be reading their Guided books in school regularly so the ‘free readers’ are there for them to practise and enjoy.
We will be setting home school challenges every week, and we will alternate between the subjects we are covering. The content will help them to consolidate and develop skills taught.
We are very keen to maintain open communication and a partnership with you. If there is anything you would like to talk to us about please catch us before or after school or make an appointment in advance.
Ms Lees & Mr Palmer