Hello Year 4!
This is where you can find all of our home learning links as well as a gallery full of our wonderful work!
Keep up the good work! I am so proud of you!
This term is an exciting one for Year 4 as we are able to get out and be with nature every Tuesday afternoon. Please see the attached letter outlining the importance, benefits and further information about Forest School.
Children are to wear their forest school clothes into school with normal shoes/trainers and they are to bring their wellies/ muddy shoes to change into.
Children must wear long sleeves and long trousers in both winter and summer to protect them from insect bites, sunburn, stinging nettles and thorns.
I am looking forward to the fun, learning and the mud!
If you are working from home due to having to isolate, this is where you can find the work for the week. Remember to send the work you have completed to the office via firstname.lastname@example.org.
School start time 8:45 am
School finish 3:05 pm
Key Stage 2 children will be dropped off at the green gate to the left of the school building when facing the school. This gate with open at 8:40 am and will close at 8:55 am.
Children can be collected from the designated 'Year 4' pick up point within the KS2 playground.
When dropping off and collecting your child/children, please ensure that;
PE will be taught on Mondays and Thursdays. Please send your child into school wearing their PE kit of these days.
Each child has been set up with a reading book on our new reading scheme. Please encourage your child to read this book at least one time. It is also important for them to develop a love for reading and for them to understand the types of books they enjoy or dislike. Below is a map of exciting books to try! Which ones are you looking forward to reading?
Having reading skills is important to support learning across the curriculum. It a complex activity whereby children need to be able to do the physical, phonological active part of reading, where they can read aloud using intonation, expression, fluency and use their decoding skills. In addition, children also need to be able to understand what they are reading in order to understand what the author is implying- these skills include inference, retrieval, prediction, explanation and summarisation of the text.
Thank you for your support in helping your child to read 5 times weekly at home.
From Term Three, children will need to bring their books in for changing on a Tuesday.
Home learning will be given on a Monday and should be returned on a Friday. Home learning consists of; spellings, reading, maths, handwriting and an enrichment task. Please remember to complete the parent comment each week. If you wish to send in any photographs of exciting enrichment that your child has completed, please email it to email@example.com.
Attached are a range of learning links that may interest your child- these are often used during the school week.
Term two is an exciting one! With many exciting activities including; dance in PE, improving our sketching skills in art, learning about Saints in RE and developing our skills as geographers. This is all before we begin the exciting journey through advent.
We will be using our skills to guide us through a journey of kindness and hope.
We have been developing our communication skills by learning Makaton. So far, we have learned how to sign five little speckled frogs and we are currently learning how to sign the alphabet.
Odd's luck has been bad so far. He lost his father on a Viking expedition, his foot was crushed beneath a tree, and the winter seems to be going on for ever. But when Odd flees to the woods and releases a trapped bear, his luck begins to change. The eagle, bear and fox he encounters reveal they're actually Norse gods, trapped in animal form by the evil frost giants who have conquered Asgard, the city of the gods...Can a twelve-year-old boy reclaim Thor's hammer, outwit the frost giants and release the gods? With Neil Gaiman's wit and style, this story transcends the everyday and becomes a humorous, rich and layered tale of a life lived courageously.
The second half of this term our guided reading will be linked with our writing in English. We will be looking at an exciting fiction text full of powerful vocabulary, adventure and independence. At the end of this book, Year 4 will be writing their very own setting descriptions with the grammar focus being on simple, compound and complex sentences as well as expanded noun phrases with modifying adjectives and prepositions in order to add detail and clarify meaning.
The first half of this term will be developing our skills as a reporter by writing our very own newspaper reports. Using our imaginative, evocative and inspiring class text, we will put ourselves in the shoes of others and develop our understanding of the features that reporters use to draw their reader in. Our grammar skills will focus on using fronted adverbials with the correct punctuation.
It is so wonderful to have everyone back in school enjoying learning together, building friendships and discussing our experiences over the past six months. After having time to settle back in to school and finish off a challenging year with our previous teacher, we were then ready to move onto our new classrooms and begin our new adventure together. In English we focused on an amazing emotive book called by Oliver Jeffers called 'Here We Are'. We explored what it was like to live in the world we do through poetry and art. We explored the special people in our lives and thought about the impact we have on each other and our environment. We explored what made us unique and then explored our similarities. Through discussion and exploration, we were able to express our hopes and dreams for this coming year and drew up a class mission statement thinking about St John Henry Newman and Missio.