Year 4

Welcome back! We have had a fantastic start to the year and thoroughly enjoyed starting our Romans topic. It has been lovely to see so many family members join in with the reading morning every Thursday. We will continue to invite parents in each Thursday morning from 8.55 until 9.25 for the remainder of the year.

Topic

Roaming Romans

Year 4 will continue researching the Romans. We will delve further into the Roman era and explore its impact on modern British life. The children will use 3D art to create clay portraits on each other. Their creations will be used to reflect how the Roman army became so successful – as their portraits will focus on the facial expressions used by those in power.

Literacy

This term year 4 will explore various Roman Myths and Legends! We will explore a variety of mythical Roman stories before planning and writing our own mythical story. These stories will include Romulus and Remus, Aeneas and the underworld, and Orion, Diana and Apollo’s spite.

Maths

Year 4 will be covering:

Formal written methods for addition and subtraction.

Multiplication and division by 1, 10, 100, 6, 9 and 7

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

Science

Year 4 will continue learning about states of matter. So far we compared and grouped solids, liquids and gases. Next, we will observe the change in state when materials are heated up and cooled down. Finally we will identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.

Art and Design Technology

3D sculpture portraits

Sketching different facial expressions

General Reminders

Please remember to send your child with a healthy snack for break time.

Please remember our doors open at 8:55am so we can start our school day punctually at 9:00am.

As always, if you have any problems, concerns or questions please do not hesitate to see one of us before school at 8:55am or after school at 3.30pm.

Class Teachers

Year 4 Teacher
Miss Campy

Support Teachers
Miss Wilson
Mrs Richardson

Important Dates

Friday November 10th
Key skills

Thursday 7th December
KS2 Christmas play (AM)

Friday 8th December
KS2 Christmas play (PM)

Tuesday 12th December
3&4 Christmas party

Thursday 14th December
Carol service at the church

Friday 15th December
Break up for Christmas

Friday 9th March 2018
Parent open morning

Friday 6th July 2018
Parent open morning

Class 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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