Welcome to Year 4
Welcome to the last and most exciting term in Year 4!
Firstly, I hope you had a fantastic Easter and enjoyed plenty of Easter eggs and fun.
Our topics this term are:
- A place for everything!
- The amazing Amazon.
Once we have had parents evening, I have arranged a meeting for you all to attend regarding camp. This will commence on Tuesday 1st May at 3:15 and will last approximately 30 minutes. I will share all details of what to expect and will show you plenty of pictures. There will then be an opportunity for you to ask questions and I will do my best to answer them. I will also give you the kit list at this point so that you can start to consider what things you might need. (Most of the equipment required you WILL have already) We can also help out with certain things, this will all be discussed at the meeting. A payment plan will then be set up for you to pay for camp.
For the launch lesson for the Amazing Amazon, we attend the rainforest rangers’ workshop at Eden, which as you can imagine is the most fantastic platform to launch our new unit. Look out for further details later this half term for our trip on Monday 4th June.
We will be taking part in a lot of outdoor learning this term as both of our topic are science/geography based and provide a perfect opportunity to investigate the habitats around us. Children will be required to have a set of outdoor learning clothes and appropriate footwear in school at all times. Hopefully we will also be visiting Goss Moor, so I will be sending consent forms to cover the whole half term, as we may visit at any time, depending on weather and availability of the minibus.
Homework will continue this term with spellings, reading, times tables and topic/ literacy based activities.
Improving your child’s times table knowledge at home is vital to help them in all areas of mental arithmetic. They will be tested each week on the times tables that we are required to cover in Year 4.
Spellings will be set for the whole term, which gives the children plenty of time to practise them and they will be tested throughout the week during daily phonic lessons and on a Friday. I will be testing them on 6 of the spellings from their weekly list and the other 4 will be words from the Year 3/4 word list to keep them on their toes! Spelling bee will commence at the end of the half term.
As part of your child’s weekly homework, they will be expected to read for a minimum of 10 minutes per night, to an adult or older child whenever possible. Our Accelerated Reading scheme is going well and the children are all making progress and have increased their love of books which is wonderful. We have a lot of new books in school, so there is plenty for them to access. If your child finds a particular set of books or an author they like, please ask them to let Mrs Tibbles or I know and we will try and make sure we have some of them in our library.
P.E. kits should be in school all the time, because we are in the summer term we will be preparing for sports day and may have extra P.E. sessions for this. We would also like to remind you that all jewellery, including earrings, must be removed for P.E. and all sporting activities for health and safety reasons.
We look forward to a busy and enjoyable term in Year 4. If you are able to help or have any further questions or concerns, please let me know by approaching me at the end of the school day or making an appointment at the school office.
Mrs Gardner Mrs Tibbles Miss Vickery Mrs Lewis