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Year 4

The Team

Class 4B
Teacher: Miss Burrows

Class 4J
Teacher: Mr Jelf

Class 4W
Teacher: Miss Williams

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Alford. Mrs Smith

About Year 4

P.E.
P.E. will take place on Mondays and Thursdays in 4P, Wednesdays and on Thursdays in 4H/4W. However timetables may change so please ensure your child’s PE kit is in school from Monday to Friday. Your child should have the following items in their PE kit: black shorts/joggers, a house colour/white t-shirt and daps or trainers. It is also a good idea for them to have a tracksuit top at least to wear during the colder months as we do still do P.E. If your child cannot do P.E. for medical reasons please let your class teacher know in person or with a note. All jewellery must be removed for PE lessons. If your child cannot remove their earrings, please provide tape to cover them

Homework
There is a Homework Sheet given out at the beginning of every term on, which relate to that term’s topic, with nine different activities it ranging from Maths, to Art and Design. The children are expected to have completed at least two of these (but can do as many as they wish) by the end of that term and have brought them into school.  They will then be given the opportunity to share their work the class in some form – this may be show and tell or a ‘gallery’ where the whole class can look at each other’s work.

Year 4 homework also includes:

1) Reading at least 3 times every week.

2) Practising their times tables every week

Reading
Children will be expected to read at least 3 times a week at home, with their reading log book signed and dated, by an adult, to show this. We would greatly appreciate it if this could be encouraged to ensure children progress as expected in Year 4. It is of huge value to also discuss your child’s book with them and ensure they understand it as comprehension is real focus in Year 4.

Swimming
Year 4 will be doing swimming in a week block.  This will take place in Term 3. Please ensure your child brings a swimming kit including, appropriate swimwear (no bikinis or long shorts), a towel and goggles if your child wishes. Long hair should also be tied up out of the way.

2019-20 Booklet

 

Curriculum

Key Performance Indicators for Year 4

Download: Curriculum for Year 4

Themes

As the second year of lower key stage two we are settled in to our new key stage and ready to continue our learning. Over the year we explore a variety of exciting and engaging topics.

In Term 1 we will learn all about Amazing Ancient Asia! This is a fantastic first topic as we learn about the Shang Dynasty and base our writing around the book ‘The Firework-Maker’s Daughter’.

In Term 2, our topic will be ‘European Explorers’. We will be learning about the geographical features, culture and traditions of a variety of European countries with a particular focus on France. Our English writing will be based around the book ‘An Armadillo in Paris’.

In Term 3 we look at all things robotic from what the first robots could do, to Iron Man, to designing our own robots to help out around the school – you never know maybe Miss Thompson will like one of them enough to have it made!

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