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 Assistant Mrs Iqbal.
We hope you had a lovely break. We have lots of exciting things coming up in term three!
We are very excited to start our new topic this term - What is the most important thing about chocolate? The children will be finding out how chocolate is produced, about fair trade products and even designing and making their own unique chocolate bar. The children are already highly engaged in this topic and are very enthused about the prospect of making their own product.
Homework will continue to be sent out, which will include some Maths and some English. This should still take approximately 40 minutes. This will be given out on a Thursday and to be returned by the following Tuesday. There is a homework drop in session on Monday lunchtimes with Miss Smith, so if your child would like some support, or time to complete it, this is available for them. We have already had some fantastic chocolate themed decorations that are adorning our classrooms. Thank you for all your support with this.
Spelling homework will be given out on a Friday and will be tested the following week ( see your class teacher to confirm the testing day) Children are encouraged to learn these by the 'look, cover, write, check' method.
Reading Journals Launch!
This term we are very excited to launch our reading journals. Reading journals are designed to encourage children to read more widely, should this be exploring different authors or reading a range of genres.
Each child has their own journal that they are encouraged to decorate in a reading theme. Some children have chosen to cover their book in different book covers whilst others have drawn lovely pictures of their favourite characters.
Inside the cover of these books, there are two grids. One with 'book bingo' and the other with a 'Reading Takeaway' The children should choose a book or author from the book bingo and when they have read this they complete a task from the takeaway menu. As the children complete a line from the book bingo sheet they get a raffle ticket and a small prize. The raffle ticket goes into a pot to be drawn at the end of each term!
We hope you enjoy hearing all about your child's learning this term.
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.