Welcome to year 4!
Our teaching team consists of Miss Bradley and Mrs Chester in Cypress class, and Miss Smith in Acacia class. Year 4 also have invaluable support from our Learning Support Assistants Helen Dooley and Safina Iqbal.
Welcome to Year Four! We hope that you have had a lovely restful summer break. We have started off the term with lots of mark-making; team building games and activities to support learning with others; poetry recitals and much more!
Next week we will be starting our History based Topic, answering the enquiry question 'What have the Romans done for us?' Roman themed home learning will be sent out too, so watch this space! We are also excited about European language day on 26th September. If you have any knowledge of another language/country and would like to share this, you are very welcome to come in and share your experiences.
This term both Cypress and Acacia will have PE on Monday afternoons with Bristol Sports. Please can you ensure your child brings in an outdoor PE kit for these sessions, including sensible footwear and that these items are clearly named. The second PE session will be swimming on Wednesday mornings. Please sign up if you are available to help. A rota will be sent out shortly.
How you can help at home
Reading Logs: There continues to be an expectation that your child is reading daily. This should be recorded in their reading journals. Please record everything they read, even if the book has not been issued by school. Thank you. We would love to have parent volunteers in order to hear children read! If you have availability, please speak to your child`s teacher.
Home learning/Spellings: Home learning is given out on a Thursday and due back on the following Tuesday. You can also find it on our Year 4 page on the school website. Spelling challenges will be given weekly, and these spellings will be sent home so your child can practise. They will also be available on the school website, for your reference.
Times tables: Your child's personal times tables target will be recorded in the front of their home learning books and we would be grateful if you could continue to test your child on them regularly.
A detailed Year 4 curriculum map for Term 1 can be found on the curriculum pages of our school website.
If you would like to meet with us for an informal chat, we are available most days after school. Please feel free to leave any morning messages with a member of staff who is out in the playground, who will be happy to pass them on to the relevant teachers. Alternatively, you can leave a message in the school office. If there are any changes to home time arrangements e.g. your child being collected by a family friend, older sibling or a friend's parent, then please let us know earlier in the day. Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to meeting you all very soon!
Kind Regards, The Year 4 team
For further details of our current curriculum focus, visit the Curriculum section of our website
Take a look at the pictures below to see what we've been doing in class recently.