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Year 4

Let's Spring (Term) into action!

 

Welcome back Cherry Class!

The mornings will start to become lighter now and you may have noticed shoots growing in your gardens and on the way to school. It is still going to be cold for quite a while - be prepared for the weather. You will still need warm and waterproof coats or jackets for playtimes, and a change of shoes if you want to play on the field or football pitch.

Class teacher: Miss Hnat

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Northfield and Mrs Wayne

PPA teacher: Mrs Hill

Music teacher: Mr Ecclestone

Sports coach: Mr Chris

 

 

We have PE on Mondays (gym) and Wednesdays (netball) 

 

We are still asking that the children come to school dressed in PE kit suitable for the lesson on that day.

 

The class have gym in the hall on Mondays and need to be wearing clothing that allows them to move comfortably and freely. They will work barefooted.

 

Our netball lessons are outside this half term, so we ask that the weather is considered. Layers are preferable, as they keep the children warmer whilst still being removable as they warm up through the activities.

 

Earrings and watches must be removed for PE (as stated in our policy, jewellery other than watches should not be worn to school) 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

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

Horstead News!

We have had clarification from the Horstead Centre that the children do NOT need to bring sleeping bags - all bedding will be provided by the centre. The kit list is a generic list for any time of year and neither we nor Horstead suggest you should bring all those items - only what your child needs. We hope this helps.

Reading! This is part of our homework expectation.

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

Times Table Homework:

Year 4 will be participating in the Times Table Check this summer. All Year 4 pupils across the country will take a quick screen-based quiz to help guage their strengths and inform us of their next steps. Every child has a TimesTable Rockstars log-in as part of their weekly homework.

Below, are some booklets for your child to use at home - a little each day is so effective.

Online Times Table Rockstars Tasks:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/

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

Spring 1 - 2023 Topic questions: 'Did the Ancient Egptians Just Build Pyramids?'

Autumn 2 - 2022 Topic question: 'What Makes The Earth Extreme?'

Autumn 1 - 2022 Topic question: 'Why Are We Here?'

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