Year 4 Term 1 newsletter
Welcome to Year Four! We hope you have all had a lovely restful summer break. We have started off the term with lots of mark-making in Art, developing our core skills of learning with others with team building games and activities and more!
Soon 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!
This term PE will be on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. 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.
International Languages Day
We will be marking the European Day of Languages on Thursday 26th September, which we are extending to include languages outside of Europe. We will celebrate other languages with a range of activities, including taster sessions run by local secondary school children! If you or another family member have knowledge of another language or country, we would love to have you in to tell us about your country, teach us a few words, read a story or even sing a song!
How you can help at home
There continues to be an expectation that your child is reading daily. Please record everything they read in their reading journals, even if the book has not been issued by school. Thank you. We will be introducing reading journals next week. We would love to have parent volunteers in order to hear children read! If you have availability, we would really appreciate it.
Home learning is given out on a Thursday, expected back on the following Tuesday. Spelling challenges will be given weekly, and these spellings will be sent home so your child can practise. Spellings and home learning will also be available on the school website.
Your child's personal times tables target will be sent home with them and we would be grateful if you could continue to test your child on them regularly.
If you would like to meet with us for an informal chat, please leave a message at the school office so we can arrange a good time to meet. 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 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!
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.