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Year 4

Autumn Term

 

Welcome back, Cherry Class!

I love a new beginning: a new term, new year, new book and, especially, a new class.

Stay tuned for information about our learning, PE days and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class teacher: Miss Hnat

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Northfield and Mrs Wayne

PPA teacher: Mrs Hill

Music teacher: Mr Ecclestone

 

 

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

 

All our PE lessons are outside this half term, so we ask that the weather is considered. 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. All of our activities involve running, meaning footwear such as trainers is necessary.

 

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

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

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)

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

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