Welcome To Year 4! We hope you have had a wonderful Christmas break and are ready to get stuck into some new learning in the Spring Term.
We have lots of exciting things planned for this term including our new Geography Topic.
Pack your suncream and sunhat as well as your warmest coat and thickest socks because we are going GLOBAL! Our new topic is taking us on a Round the World Trip, across 7 continents, 5 oceans and 195 (yes 195) countries as we look at:
The Countries of the World
Find out some amazing facts to impress your friends by clicking here >>> Cool World Facts
Other Non-Core Topics this half term:
PE - Dance
RE - Five pillars of Islam
Science - Sound
Spanish - My Home (Mi Casa)
This term, we are going to be reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. If you have a copy at home, bring it into school and read along with us.
The Iron Man tells the story of a gigantic metal robot who appears out of nowhere, crashing onto the beach and shattering into many parts. He is discovered by Hogarth, a young boy. The Iron Man proceeds to devour farm machinery, until the farmers rise up against him.
Don't forget to have your reading records in school every day
We will be checking reading records each week to ensure that children are reading at least 3 times a week and having their reading record regularly signed by an adult. For every 3 signs, children's name goes in to our reading raffle to be in with a chance of winning a prize.
National Times Table Test
In June, Year 4 children will be taking part in the National Times Table Test - This is an online test and children are given 6 seconds to answer a range of mixed times table questions, Alongside their weekly homework and reading, we expect year 4 children to practise their times tables (in order, out of order and division facts) on a daily basis up to their 12 times table ready for a weekly test. We will also be checking TTRockstars on a daily basis to monitor progress.
Our Year 4 Timetable
The timetable below shows when children will need to bring in specific items during the week. It is childrens' responsibility to ensure that they bring the correct equipment and kit on specific days. If any changes are made, parents will be notified via parent pay or via text message.
Remember, all reading books, reading records, spelling lists and PE kits should be in school every day.
|DAY||THINGS TO REMEMBER|
|Monday||PE (Full kit - black shorts, team coloured top, socks, pumps) hair must be tied up and jewellery removed.|
|Tuesday||Spelling Test - New spellings handed out|
Feel Good Friday (Soft Clothing)
Swimming - One piece swimming costume/Trunks, Swimming Hat, Towel
Weekly homework - please check spag.com and mathletics.com