Welcome to Year Four's Web Page!

Dear Parents / Carers,

Happy New Year – I hope you have had a fantastic Christmas. Our topic for this half term is ‘Primary Engineers'. We will try to tie as much of our learning as possible to this topic. We have an engineer Angus, who will be helping us every Thursday during our Design Technology lesson in completing our vehicles. The children are so excited about this! If any parents/adults/grandparents have any experience in engineering it would be lovely if you could come into school and explain to the children what you do and be interviewed by them.

In maths we will be doing lots of work on our times tables, time and measures. Towards the end of the term we will be introducing fractions. Last term one of their objectives was time, I will be incorporating this into our daily routine, as lots of practise is needed. If you could help your child with this at home by asking them to verbally tell you the time in words, 12 hour and 24 hour that would be very helpful for them. Our English work will be focused on explanation texts and biographies.

Home Learning will still be set on Thursdays (potentially earlier), for return to me by the following Monday. This gives your child an evening to have a quick look at the homework and any questions regarding the work can be asked and answered on the Friday before the weekend. There is a homework help club at Friday break time where children may use school equipment if needed (pencils and felt tips) or ask extra questions. I will be setting weekly spellings each Tuesday, for testing on the following Monday. As with the times tables, please encourage your child to learn these either by repetition, reading, playing games! By the end of this school year the children need to know up to 12x12, so lots of encouragement at home will help secure them, so please keep working on these too.

Reading groups and days will remain the same. Please can I request that your child comes to school with a reading book from home that they will take home each day and read in the evening, your child will benefit greatly from spending reading time with you. There will also be books available at school too that they can take home.

The children will have a dance lesson this half term every Tuesday and a cheerleading lesson on Wednesday, for which indoor kit of plain white T-shirt and blue shorts will be needed. Swimming will be on Fridays. We are also lucky enough this half term to have FRESH in school, they will run sessions on Mondays and children will take part in lots of physical and mental activities to help them stay healthy.

Please do not hesitate to speak to me if you have any queries or concerns, either at the start or at the end of the school day.

Kind regards

Miss K Leigh

 

Timetable Information

Monday

FRESH, Spelling test / home learning to be returned

Tuesday

New spellings issued, Dance

Wednesday

Cheerleading

Thursday

Home learning given out / STEM work

Friday

Swimming