Year 4 2020 - 2021

Mrs Millington

Mrs Millington

Pendolino Class Teacher

Mr Underhill

Mr Underhill

Thunderbird Class Teacher

Welcome to Year 4

 

If you are in Pendolino Class, your Class Teacher is Mrs Millington. If you are in Thunderbird Class, your Class Teacher is Mr Underhill. Year 4 Classes are supported by Mrs Wynn-Hughes and Mrs Allan, our Teaching Assistants.

 

Key Information for Spring Term 

 

School reopened for all pupils on Monday 8th March 2021. Whilst we will do our utmost to provide as safe an environment for pupils as we can, we remain in an unprecedented situation. We aim to be very clear and honest about what provision will look like to support families.

 

  • Children should wear full uniform and black school shoes each day unless they have PE or Forest School, in which case, they should arrive wearing their kit. They will remain in their kit all day.

  • Children should not need to bring pencil cases, PE kits or other personal items to school.

  • Children should bring a water bottle with their name marked on it.

  • Children will be in their class groups and will stay in their class groups for the day, including break and lunch times.

  • Children will be provided with their own stationery for use in school.

  • Children will eat lunch in their classrooms and enjoy a play session outside. Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 will be provided with a free meal at lunchtime.

    School meals for children in Year 3 – 6 can be paid for via School Gateway as normal unless eligible for free school meals.

    There will be a choice of hot food and sandwiches each day.

  • Staff will encourage hand hygiene and positive hygiene practices throughout the day.

 

Homework

 

Each week we expect children to complete a My Maths task, a short English task, read three times (record on Seesaw) and complete several games on TT Rockstars. Homework will be set every Tuesday. It needs to be completed by the following Tuesday. 

 

Remember your My Maths passwords are the same as your TT rockstar passwords. 

 

The children have completed a baseline test to identify which of the Year 3/4 common exception words they can currently spell. These have been highlighted on a word list in the front of their homework books. Each half term the children will identify which of the Year 3/4 common exception words they can't yet spell. They will then focus on learning these at home over the half term using their red spelling journal. There will be a half termly spelling test where we will update their spelling sheet to add new words they can now spell. In class, we will be focusing on learning the Year 4 spelling patterns. These will also be sent home each half term to be practised. 

 

Reading 

 

Your child had been given a yellow reading record and a home reading book. It is expected that they read at home a minimum of three times each week and that their diary is signed by an adult. Diaries will be checked by the class teacher on a Friday.

 

If your child is finding any part of  the homework difficult, encourage them to use a dictionary or the internet for help. Alternatively, they can ask their Class Teacher who will be happy to help.

 

Useful Websites for Additional Learning

 

www.whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/

www.iseemaths.com/home-lessons/

www.mymaths.co.uk/

www.ttrockstars.com/

www.scratch.mit.edu/

 

PE

 

Children will have PE twice a week. Your child will need a full PE kit from the beginning of the academic year. The PE kit is normally kept in school on the children’s peg and sent home at the end of every half-term to be washed, however during the Spring Term, children are asked to wear their kit to school due to the measures we are taking to minimise the risk of coronavirus on the premises. Please see the timetable below to check when your child should wear their appropriate sport wear to school.

 

Year 2 – 6 children will have PE outdoors and therefore will need to wear their outdoor PE kit to school. They do not need to bring their school uniform to school. In warm weather, children can wear black/navy shorts and a plain white t-shirt. In cooler weather, children can wear grey/navy/black leggings/jogging or tracksuit bottoms, a warm top plus a waterproof coat (no football shirts or multi-coloured kits).

 

Year 4 children also have swimming lessons. A letter will be sent home to give details of when they start. Your child will require an appropriate swimming costume, a swimming cap and googles if needed, and a towel.

 

Forest School

 

Children will have a series of Forest School sessions during the term. Your child will need suitable outdoor clothing such as a named waterproof coat, hat, gloves and wellington boots from the beginning of the academic year. Children are to wear appropriate outdoor clothes to school (not their uniform) for the whole day, bringing an additional pair of shoes to wear indoors. Please see timetable above.

 

 

Curriculum

 

Please download the curriculum overviews below to see what your child will be learning this term. For more information about the National Curriculum, simply speak with your child's Teacher or visit the National Curriculum website.

 

Files to Download

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Year 4: Blog items

Erupting volcanoes, by Mrs Millington

Making Music, by Mrs Millington

Can you make the bulb light?, by Mrs Millington

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