Year 4

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a fantastic Easter. We will begin this half-term by continuing with our ‘Marvellous Creations’ topic before moving on to exploring the Stone age.

A massive thank you to all parents who were able to come along to our Thursday morning reading sessions last term. It has been a pleasure to see so many of you reading with your children, helping develop their love of reading! For the Summer term, we have decided to run the session on the first Thursday of each half term 8.55-9.30 rather than on a weekly basis.

Over the Spring term, both classes had the opportunity to develop their artistic skills by working alongside Miss Lori to  create work related to natural disasters. We were extremely impressed with the outcomes and would love to share them  with you in an Art exhibition which will now take place on Monday 23rd April from 8.55am until 10am. Apologies for the change in date, this is due to the author from world book week coming to visit on Friday.

Topic

We will begin this term by continuing to look at famous Inventors and their inventions. We will carry out research to create leaflets about the history of different inventors and explore the importance of certain inventions across the world.

Literacy

In Literacy, we will begin by identifying the features of a formal explanation letter before composing our own letters which will inform companies about a specific invention we have tested. We will then use the ‘Iron man’, our class text, to support us in planning and writing our very own science fiction stories!

Maths

Year 3 will be covering:

  • Money – adding and subtracting amount of money.
  • Statistics – creating pictograms, bar charts and tables to record data.
  • Length – measuring and comparing lengths using mm, cm and m. Calculating perimeter.

Year 4 will be covering:

  • Area of shapes
  • Comparing area
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Fractions greater than 1
  • Counting in fractions
  • Adding and Subtracting fractions
  • Finding fractions of quantities

Both classes will have regular opportunities to apply these skills through reasoning and real-life problem solving activities.

Science

This half term year 3 will be focusing on Forces and magnets.

  • compare how things move on different surfaces and notice that some forces need contact between 2 objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance.
  • observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others.
  • compare and group together a variety of everyday materials based on whether they are attracted to a magnet and identify some magnetic materials.
  • describe magnets as having 2 poles and predict whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

This half term, Year 4’s topic for Science is Sound. Children will explore how sounds are made and how they travel to the ear. They will find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it and recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases.

Kind Regards, Miss Campy and Miss Robinson

Class Teachers

Year 4 Teacher
Miss Campy

Support Teachers
Miss Wilson
Mrs Richardson

Important Dates

Friday 20th April 1.30-2.30pm
Y3/4 Art exhibition

Wednesday 25th April
Y3/4 Media and Science museum trip

Friday 27th April Afternoon only
Y4 Skipping competition at Brigshaw

Wednesday 2nd May 1-3pm
Y3 Paralympic event @ Brigshaw

Monday 7th May
Bank holiday

Thursday 24th May
Break up

Friday 25th May
Inset day

Monday 4th June
School re-opens

Class Newsletter

2018 Summer 1 Newsletter

How will we reward good learners/well behaved pupils?

Notes home
Phone calls home
Mentions in assembly
Team points
Whole class reward times
Positive praise
Stickers/stampers

Class Information

P.E. Information

P.E. Days: Thursday.

Weather permitting; P.E lessons may take place outside. Please ensure your child has both their indoor and outdoor P.E kit in school including suitable footwear.

Year 4 swimming day is Friday.
Please ensure your child brings with them a swimming costume, goggles (if required but not necessary), a towel and healthy fruit snack. Long hair should be tied up and all ear piercing removed.

Swimming is part of the national curriculum and the aim this year will be for all children to swim 25m.
A high standard of conduct is expected and school rules apply.

Library Books Information

Library day: Tuesday

Reading Books Information

Reading Books changes:

Please read with your child daily and ensure they have their book-bags in school every day. Reading Book changes will be on Monday.

Homework Information

Homework Day:
Homework will be given out at the start of each half term. Children will need to return these every Wednesday to be marked. Books will be returned on Friday.

Spellings
Children will be given spellings to learn each week. There will be a spelling test each Monday and then new spellings will be given out. Please encourage your child to read the word, cover it up, write the word and then check it.

Headlice

To keep headlice under control, remember… once a week, take a peek!

It is really important to check for lice weekly, even if you do not think your child has them. If you do find headlice, please treat immediately and notify a member of staff so that other parents can be made aware. If your child has long hair, tying it up might reduce their chances of catching them.

For more information, visit this great website: www.onceaweektakeapeek.ie

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