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Welcome to Term 2! It was lovely to meet with you at parents’ evening and we hope you have all had a lovely restful half term break.

 

Our teaching team still consists of Miss Bradley and Mrs Chester in Cypress class, and Miss Smith in Acacia class. Year 4 also continue to have invaluable support from our Learning Support Assistant Helen Dooley.

 

Topic

We are continuing to answer our enquiry question, 'What have the Romans done for us?' We will be making Roman face pots from clay, designing mosaic tiles and going on a trip to MOJO active. Finally, we will end the topic with a Roman day where you will be invited in to have a look at the children’s showcased topic work. Watch this space for more information!

 

PE

This term both Cypress and Acacia will have PE on the new time of Thursday afternoons with Mr O, our Sports Coach. 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 continue to be Swimming, on Wednesday mornings.

 

Science

We will conducting a few Science investigations this term, in order to develop the children's enquiry skills. Later in the year we will be teaching a Science block on the human body (the digestive system, teeth, muscles and the skeleton). If you have any expertise in this area, we would love to have you in to do a talk or activity with the children!

 

Spanish

This term Year 4 are lucky to have Mrs White continue to teach us Spanish, which will be taught through songs, games and partner work.

 

RE enquiry day

We will be asking and answering the question: What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right/wrong? We will be looking at Christianity (The ten commandments) and Hinduism (Karma) in answering the question: How should we behave? During the day, we will produce one written and one art outcome of the day. If you have any expertise in these areas, we would love to hear from you!

 

How you can help at home

  • Reading

There continues to be an expectation that your child is reading daily. Please record everything they read, even if the book has not been issued by school. Thank you. We would still really love to have parent volunteers in order to hear children read!

  • Home learning/Spellings/Times tables- both available on the school website.

Home learning is given out on a Thursday, expected back on the following Tuesday. Spelling challenges will be given weekly, and these are available on the school website. Times table targets will also be sent home regularly so your child can practise. Thank you for your support with this!

 

If you would like to meet with us for an informal chat, we are available most days after school. Please leave a message at the school office. Alternatively, 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. If there are any changes to home time arrangements, then please let us know earlier in the day. Thank you for your cooperation. We look forward to seeing you all on our Roman day!

 

 

Kind Regards,

 

The Year 4 team

Miss Bradley, Mrs Chester (Cypress), Miss Smith (Acacia),

Miss Bradley, Mrs Chester (Cypress), Miss Smith (Acacia),  1
Miss Bradley, Mrs Chester (Cypress), Miss Smith (Acacia),  2
Miss Bradley, Mrs Chester (Cypress), Miss Smith (Acacia),  3

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!

 

Topic

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.

 

PE

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.

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