4RO Mrs Roberts (Mon-Wed) & Mrs Owens (Thurs-Fri)
4G Mr Goodarzi
4H Miss Head
Happy New Year! We hope that you had a wonderful break and we welcome you back ready for the Spring term.
The expectation still continues in Year 4 for the children to read five times independently at home for homework. This reading can be from their books from school or from reading materials that they have at home. Please can we ask that you continue to sign off any reading that has been completed at home and eremind your child to bring their Reading Record to school every day, but especially on a Friday. House points and a raffle ticket for the termly reading raffle will continue to be awarded for five or more signatures.
Our VIPERs reading text this term is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We will also use this as the stimulus for our first unit of writing.
There is a great emphasis on times tables in Year 4. By the end of this year, is it expected that children can recall all multiplication facts up to 12 x 12. The children are formally assessed on their times tables in June, in line with the National Multiplication Tables Check. Please encourage your child to practise their tables as often as possible, both mentally and using their TT Rockstars log in. Please contact the class teacher if you need a reminder of the password for this. Homework for Froggy Maths will continue this term and we ask that you encourage your child to practise daily and return their homework book each Wednesday.
The children will also continue to develop both their written and mental calculation skills, as well as moving on to look at fractions and shape.
History & Geography
We will be learning all about the Anglo Saxons this term, following on from our work on the Romans in the autumn.
PE and Swimming
All children in Year 4 will have PE on Wednesday afternoons. Please wear PE kit to school on that day.
Please ensure that all earrings are either removed before coming to school or that they can be removed/taped up independently (with tape from home) for the duration of the lesson.
P.E. kit consists of plain black shorts or joggers, a plain black sweatshirt/hoody and plain white t-shirt (with or without the school logo) and trainers.
4H are swimming on Thursday mornings. Please ensure they come to school in their uniform with their swimming kit. During the spring term, 4RO and 4G will need to come into school in their PE kit on Thursdays.
Year 4 is an exciting year as it is the first opportunity for your child to experience a residential trip.
This year's trip is again in June and further information and a date for a parents' meeting will follow very shortly.