Welcome to Year 4!
Happy New Year!! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas break and are ready to dive into a new term, a new topic and new and exciting things to learn.
This term we will be reading 'Running Wild' by Michael Morpurgo.
Will and his mum haven't had an easy ride over the last few months. Having lost his dad whilst fighting in Iraq, Will's grandparents feel it is about time that he and his mum enjoy some quality time together, soaking up the sun and making new, happy memories together. Will is in his element in Indonesia, especially as he is surrounded by elephants, his favourite animal. Things can only get better when mum books for him to enjoy an elephant ride along the beach on boxing day. Despite the memories of dad creeping into the forefront of his mind, Will enjoys the serene experience aboard Oona the Indian elephant and her mahout. However, it all seems a bit too good to be true, even the sea is eerily still. That is until the horizon changes and the wave comes. Will finds himself clinging tenaciously to Oona as she darts towards the 'safety; of the jungle. What will happen to Will and Oona following the catastrophic events of the 2004 tsunami?
Our Spring Topic Information
This term we are asking ourselves, Why is South America so important to the World?
So, pack your suitcases (don't forget your sun cream) as we jet off over 5,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to South America.
We will be soaring high over Rio De Janeiro and trekking deep into the Amazon Rainforest as we explore the hidden wonders and all 17.84 million square kilometers of the 4th largest continent.
Do you know any interesting facts already?
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.
|DAY||THINGS TO REMEMBER|
|Monday||Swimming (full kit needed - swimming shorts/costume, towel, swimming hat)|
|Wednesday||Weekly homework handed in|
|Thursday||PE (Full kit - black shorts, team coloured top, socks, pumps) hair must be tied up and jewellery removed.|
Weekly homework handed out
Remember, all reading books, reading records, spelling lists and PE kits should be in school every day.
Children should also be practising their times tables (in order, out of order and division facts) on a daily basis up to their 12 times table.
Times Table Rockstars is checked daily and children are awarded with team points for their daily activity.