Welcome to Class 4W
Miss Wallbanks and Mrs Puckett
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Monday 1st June
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Welcome back to the Last term of the year. I can’t believe I’m saying that! I hope you all had a lovely half term and enjoyed the sunshine. We really have been lucky with the weather haven’t we!
This term our topic is Wild and Wonderful World.
We are going to be learning more about the Ancient Greeks and looking at how they changed the world we live in today. The value we are focusing on is responsibility under the umbrella of RESPECT. I have set up a new weekly folder with our timetable and work for the week. Please continue to ready daily (this is so important), complete mathletics, rock stars and spellodrome work.
I am amazed at the wonderful work you have done so far at home and feel incredibly proud of you all. I know that you must be so eager to get back to school to see your friends, learn together and enjoy all aspects of school life. I, like you all, hope this will be as soon as possible. Until then please continue to do your very best at home. Challenge yourselves, be kind to yourselves and others and believe you can! You’ve got this!
Miss you all and keep smiling!
Miss Wallbanks and Mrs Puckett
J.K Rowling has released a new story! THE ICKABOG! She is releasing a chapter at a time and it’s completely free to read. She also wants you to illustrate it! She will be making suggestions of what to draw. There is also a competition with the chance of having your illustration included in a printed version of the book which is due out later this year. Click here to read the story and view competition details.
Click on the links below to find fun gardening activities.
Welcome back to the Spring term of 2020! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break and happy new year to you all! 'Eureka' is our topic this term which is science based. We will be focusing on electricity and living things and their habitats. Iron Man will be our core text where we will explore science fiction writing and newspaper reports. In art, we will be studying the work of famous comic book illustrator Jack Kirby who is responsible for the original X-Men and Iron Man illustrations. Our school value is perseverance which fits nicely with new year resolutions . Please see the curriculum leaflet attached below which will give you are more detailed overview of what will be covered in each subject.
House points can be awarded for good behaviour, effort, attitude to learning, exemplary work and good manners amongst other things. All points gained will go together with the rest of your house with the aim of being the winning team at the end of the week and receiving 5 minutes extra play. Good luck teams!
Outdoor PE lessons will take place on Wednesday afternoon and indoor PE (dance) on a Tuesday morning. Please ensure that the children have suitable kit in school at all times.
In Year 4 there is a greater emphasis on comprehension to prepare the children for upper key stage 2. It is really important that you try to listen to your child read aloud everyday and question them about what they are reading. To make it more fun, you might want to ask them to question you about what you're reading! (You will also find a list of comprehension questions attached to the year 4 page before.)The children are responsible for changing their own reading books and they can do so on any afternoon during the week. You will find a year 4 reading list attached at the bottom of the Year 4 page.
English and Maths homework will be given out on a Monday to be returned by the same Friday. Maths homework will alternate between an activity on mathletics one week and a written piece to be completed in your homework book the next week. Optional topic homework will be given out each term where the children can choose from a grid of challenges. Hand in dates for this will be on the topic grid.
The children will be given a list of words to learn for our weekly spelling challenge which will take place every Friday. Words will be sent out on a Monday to learn ready for the same Friday. These words will be a combination of spelling rules for Year 4 as well as key words from the Year 3 and 4 word list in the National Curriculum.
Break time snacks and lunch boxes
The children can bring in a piece of fresh fruit to each at break time. If you bring a packed lunch to school, please ensure it does not contain crisps or chocolate (including chocolate covered biscuit bars) and absolutely NO NUTS.
Please see our uniform page for more information.
PLEASE ALLOW YOUR CHILD TO BRING IN A SPARE (OLD) PAIR OF TRAINERS OR WELLIES TO USE WHEN THEY GO ONTO THE FIELD AND INTO FOREST SCHOOL IN CASE OF BAD WEATHER.
If you have any questions, please do come and see me. The end of the day is usually the best time. Thank you for your continued support.