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Year 4 has two classes Beckham and Simmonds

Beckham Class teacher is Mrs Evans and Simmonds Class teacher is Mr Nolan

The classes are ably assisted by Mrs Birks

 

Our current topic is

 

We will be mixing our creative curriculum in with other areas such as DT, Art, Literacy, etc. to gain as many linked insights as possible! Each topic will include a Hook day or visit.

Please read our year group section in the school newsletter every other issue and our blog page to keep up to date with what we are learning.

PE is usually on a Tuesday and Wednesday.  However, kit MUST be in school every day in case circumstances mean we have to swap lesson timings around.  For all PE lessons, children must wear a suitable white T-shirt or polo shirt and plain shorts/jogging bottoms and socks.  If we are indoors then this is usually done in bare feet.  If we are outdoors, suitable trainers (not your school shoes or plimsolls) must be worn.  If is is a bit on the chilly side - remember to bring your jumper!  Hair needs to be tied back and earrings either need to be removed or covered with your own tape for safety reasons. 

Homework is set on a Monday and is due on a Thursday.  Spelling dictations take place on a Thursday so make sure you have learnt them well before you hand your book in!  On a Monday, we will always talk children through the homework tasks.  However, we still advise children to read through it on a Monday evening with a parent/guardian to make sure you fully understand what you will be learning before you do it!  This means if you need any help from the teaching staff you can ask on a Tuesday when you still have loads of time to do it! 

Reading and Times Tables.  We have purposely targeted homework this year to allow children more time to focus on the key objectives of learning times tables and reading on a regular basis.  It is a national requirement for all children to know all of their times tables up to x12 by the end of year 4.  This includes the related division facts (3 x 5 = 15, so 15 / 3 = 5).  However, the sooner children know these, the more successful they will be! 

Firing questions and singing the times tables are excellent ways to remember the times tables.  Please also keep practising your number challenges... every child has a target to pass one number challenge every two to three weeks!

Children should read for a minimum of 20 minutes, 5 times per week and complete their reading log as they have been taught in school.  Parents are welcome to add comments too, but the log is a tool for children to reflect on their reading so they need to be completing it themselves.  Again, the more a child reads, the more successful they are likely to be!

 

Our topics this year are:

Invasion!  The Romans and their British legacy.

Wicked Warriors!  The Shang dynasty of China.

Go Bananas!  Fair trade geography trip with a focus on the Caribbean banana trade (Mr Nolan is an expert having sailed to and from the Caribbean with a banana shipping company!)

Viva la Espana!  Foreign languages and holidays.

There are plenty of safe websites and games for children to play on that will help children practise key skills and develop new ones.  A short list of some are below:

http://www.kidsmart.org.uk/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/

 http://www.primarygames.co.uk/

 

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