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Welcome to Year 4

Nurturing bright futures 

 

Respect    Responsibility   Resilience 

 

‚ÄčMeet The Team

 

4P Class teacher - Miss Duck
4P Email: 4p@pottersgreen.org.uk

 

4G Class teacher - Mr Willcock

4G Email: 4g@pottersgreen.org.uk

 

Year 4 teaching assistant: Mrs Chudasama

 

Welcome back to Year 4! We hope you had a lovely Easter break and are as excited as we are about the Summer Term ahead!  During the Summer term, in history we will be exploring how the arrival of the Anglo-Saxons impacted Britain as well as exploring 'World Kitchen' in geography.

In science this term, we will be looking at different key scientists and what they do as part of their role as a scientist as well as learning about sound.

 

This term, in Computing we will be learning how to write for different audiences, how to search effectively and learning how people use computer technology to create music. Within DT this term, we are learning about weaving in our topic 'Warp and Weft'. In music during the summer term, we will be continuing to learn the key aspects of music along side 'Blackbird' and will also be researching a key musician from history and looking at the composition of music.

 

Within RSHE this term, we will be learning about physical health and mental wellbeing, growing and changing and keeping safe. In RE, we will be answering the questions 'Why do some people think life is a journey? What significant life experiences mark this' and 'what does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?'.

During the Summer term in French, we will be learning about hobbies, revising numbers 1-10, learning numbers 12-31, revising days of leisure activities and opinion phrases and learning weather.

 

Maths

In Maths this term, we will be finishing our unit on fractions and leading into learning about decimals. We will also expand our knowledge on money, the properties of shape and statistics. As well as this, we will be looking at position and direction in geometry. Children will continue to develop their fluency skills, in additional daily fluency sessions.

 

English

This term in Year 4, we will be continuing to write our non-fiction text on Nikola Tesla. We will then be reading Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp and Float to use as an influence for our own writing. At the end of each school day we will be enjoying story time, reading Journey to Jo'burg by Beverly Naidoo.

 

Children will be taking part in Read Write Inc. Spelling lessons, or Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons three times a week. Please ensure that you are giving your child the opportunity to practice their spellings / phonics with you each week and are accessing Ruth Miskin's Virtual Classroom via Seesaw where appropriate.

 

PE

During the Summer term, Year 4 will have PE on a Monday and Wednesday.

 

Year 4 will have swimming lessons on a Monday morning. A swimming kit is required which should consist of a swimming costume (not a two piece) or swimming shorts and a towel. Children can bring swimming goggles and a swimming hat, if they wish but these are not essential. If children have long hair, this must be tied up before the swimming lesson. Please provide your child with a swimming bag/ plastic bag for them to put their wet swimming kit in after their lesson.

 

Year 4 will have Athletics lessons on a Tuesday afternoon during Summer 1. This lesson will be outside, so please ensure your child has appropriate attire to be outside. Your child will need to wear a white t-shirt and black shorts or jogging bottoms. Please ensure they have appropriate trainers to wear.

 

During Summer 2, your child will have Outdoor Adventure lessons which take place in the outdoor learning space at school. Please make sure your child brings a change of shoes and shorts/trousers for this lesson, as it can be muddy depending on the weather.
 

Homework

Children have homework set on Seesaw weekly. We will set the homework on a Friday and expect it to be completed by Tuesday of the following week. If your child cannot access Seesaw, or you need support, please get in touch with your child's teacher via the office or class email.

 

Times tables Rockstars (TTR) is an excellent way to encourage children to learn their times tables, we are focusing on every times table this term in preparation for their Multiplication Year 4 Check. All children have been given their logins and are able to log in and play! It is important that children are given the opportunity to practice their tables daily.

 

Reading Books will be changed once the child has finished reading their book. Children will be heard in class by their class teacher or TA at least once a week. Children should be reading 3 times at home to an adult and recorded in their reading records with a signature of who heard them read. Please refer to the home reading agreement for further information. In class, we have a rewards system that allows children to receive a prize in assembly, once they have completed eight books or have read eight times.

 

Reading Eggs via www.readingeggs.com/signin

An online reading platform with lots of exciting books and rewards to be had! This is a brilliant way to promote your child's love for reading, whilst improving their fluency and comprehension.

Useful Websites

Timetables

Times Table Rock Stars!

 

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

 

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