Year 4K

year 4

 

Teacher : Mrs L Kendrick
   Teaching Assistant: Miss S Heard

 

A very warm welcome to Year 4 from all of our amazing children!

We have got lots of exciting learning opportunities and visits planned for this year. Below I have briefly listed our routines and procedures.

 

 

Our Topic this term is….

The Human Body

 

Literacy

The topic ‘The Human body’ and ‘The Plague’ provides plenty of opportunities for reading and writing. This half term we will first have a focus on both non -fiction and fictional writing  to write: persusasive letters, newspaper reports, Non-chronological reports and diary entries.

While writing each genre we will have a specific SPaG focus throughout ensuring continuity of spelling and grammar rules.

We will also continue to follow the new Read Write Inc. spelling programme.

Numeracy:

During this half term, we will continue to follow the Abacus scheme of work in order to ensure continuity and coverage. 

 

As Scientists, we will be investigating the human body The children will be investigating the digestive and circulatory systems and the teeth (linked to our core text ‘The Demon Dentist).

In ICT, we will be continuing to develop our programming and coding skills using the Espresso coding programme as well as word processing.

As Historians, we will be studying the Plague and make comparison between then and now.

 

 

              Remember on your way to school…..

 

Monday  Book bag,and Diary
Tuesday  Book bag PE Kitand diary,  .
Wednesday  Homework, Book bag and diary,
Thursday  PE Kit, Book bag and diary  
Friday  Book bag and diary

 

 

 Remember on your way home…

Homework

Homework is regularly sent out every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday.  

 

Spellings

There is a list of common exception words that are ‘Nationally’ expected to be learnt throughout Year 4. We are sending this list home for your information and recommend practising reading and spelling a few each week, at your child’s own pace. I will be sending home a list of words from this list that your child can spell and ones they are struggling with.  In addition, in school we will also teach spelling patterns and rules which are sent home each Wednesday in your child’s log and learn  book. 

Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spellings word mat

 

Reading

In Year 4, we want to create a love of reading and children who are motivated to read because they choose books which they are interested in.

The more times your child reads at home, the further they will proceed along the reading race track, They can also earn certificates for the amount of times they read.

Bronze award- 50 times

Silver award- 100 times 

Gold award – 200 times

Governor’s award- 250 times 

Our school target is for your child to read at least three times a week at home- if they achieve this target they will receive a team point. 

Free choice

This book can be changed at any time by your child or an adult using our colour band boxes.

                                                 

 

PE

Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit including, a white t-shirt and black shorts and trainers/pumps on both days. As the weather becomes cooler, children may also need hooded top and tracksuit bottoms to keep warm . Long hair must be tied back and earrings need to be taken out prior to the session. For newly peirced ears, plasters or micro pore tape must be provided from home.  

Image result for pe kit

Termly Topic Themes

Autumn 1- Human Body
Autumn 2 – Vicious Vikings

Spring 1 – Twisted Fairy Tales

Spring 2 – Ancient Egyptians 

Summer 1 – South America

Summer 2 – Under the Sea

Letters Home 

 

 

Important Dates

 

5th November – Return to school

W/C 12th November – Parents evening week 


22nd November – Viking Day!


17th December – KS2 Christmas Party 


20th December –  Break up for the Christmas break