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Year 4

Summer Term

 

The children have already made a great start back. We are all very happy that we have made it through to this point without another lockdown, which means we have lots of exciting Summer Term activities to fully participate in.

This half term the Year 4 pupils have the opportunity for the first time to attend a residential trip to Burwell House: what an opportunity to show their independence! We have created a tab with some information you might want to print out and keep.

 

 

 

Class teacher: Miss Hnat

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Hill and Mrs Eastwood 

PPA teacher: Mrs Hill

Music teacher: Mr Ecclestone

Sports coaches: Miss Dom and Miss Molly

 

We have PE on Mondays (cricket) and Tuesdays (tennis) 

 

All our PE lessons are outside this half term, so we ask that the weather is considered. Spring and early summer can be cool but change rapidly. Tracksuit tops, fleeces and jumpers can be put on or removed as necessary - layers are always better. Please also consider the sun - even cloudy days can produce a lot of skin-harming UV, therefore shoulders should always be covered. Short-sleeved T shirts are safer for young skin than strappy vest tops.

 

Earrings and other jewellery must be removed for PE and long hair tied back. If your child cannot remove or put in their own earrings, please remove these for your child before school on PE days.

If your child is unable to participate in a PE lesson for a medical reason, an adult must communicate this to school. 

 

Drinks and snacks - We encourage the children to stay hydrated by having their water bottles on the table with them throughout the day. They may top them up from the drinking water tap in class whenever needed. As the weather warms up this is especially important. Lots of children enjoy their water being frozen overnight so they can drink it as it melts.

Snacks of fruit (or veg) may be eaten outside during morning break.

Summer 1 Topic Question - What Sort Of Art Makes A Sound?

Reading!

Reading with your child for even a few minutes a day helps them to develop their love of reading as well as their confidence in learning generally. In Year 4 your child should be reading for 20 to 30 minutes each day at home. Of course they may read more, but this is a minimum amount of homework. Why not let your child see you reading for pleasure and discuss your books together! The Reading Record should be kept up-to-date and we ask the children to fill it in as they go, making comments and observations about their thoughts before they move onto another book. We welcome your observations about their reading and book discussions in the Reading Record too. The children are also expected to note unknown vocabulary in their Reading Record, along with the meanings. You might discuss this with your child or direct them to a dictionary (online dictionaries too!). It is important to revisit the story afterwards so that the full meaning of the story is understood. This is part of the expected homework.

 

If you run out of books at home or are having trouble accessing the library, check out the online books here:

https://readon.myon.co.uk/

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk

Reading prompts - here are some questions to use with your child when you discuss books together

Online Times Table Rockstars Tasks:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

(call or email the school if you can't log in)

Spring 2 Topic Question - What Did The Romans Do For Us?

Spring 1 Topic Question - 'Would You Have Survived Life In Pompeii?'

Autumn 2 Topic question: 'Did the Ancient Egyptians Only Build Pyramids?'

Spelling Bee letter and spellings

Autumn 1 - 2021 Topic question: 'Why Are We Here?'

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