A very warm welcome to Year 4
Adults in the classroom
Miss Wilson – Class Teacher
Sarah Arnold and Mrs Wilson
Mrs Dutton – Art
Mrs Wilson - Music
This term, our topic is Ancient Greece and in English we will be reading Aesop's Fables and studying Ancient Greek Myths. In spring, we learn about Polar regions and the frozen planet, then in Summer it is back to History when we learn about the Ancient Romans.
This will go out on a Friday to be returned on Wednesday. If there are any problems about the content of the homework, please let us know by Monday so we can help at school.
The expectation is:
· Read at home every day. Don't forget to focus on comprehension skills eg What happens next? How do they feel? How do you know...?
· Spellings to learn from spelling log book
· Times tables to practise
· English or Maths based activity
Occasionally a topic linked activity
Our PE lesson is on Monday and swimming is every Wednesday afternoon. In the Autumn term, we enter a dance festival at Rickmansworth School. It is a whole class dance and the children thoroughly enjoy learning a dance and performing it in front of a large audience.
Their kit should include
Tracksuit bottoms(black or green)
Refreshment in class
Every child needs a water bottle - children will only be allowed water in class. Also, they can bring a fruit/vegetable snack every morning along with their water or school milk.
End of year expectations now for a Year 4 child is to know all their times tables for speedy recall up to 12 x 12. We will focus on a times table a week, which the children will be asked to practise at home, but there will be lots of opportunities at school as well. There will be a times table test each Friday, to monitor progress. Obviously, if your child is extremely confident in the times table give, then choose another one and keep going - the faster the recall the better! Keep practising all number facts - doubles, halves,number bonds, counting up in groups etc.
As part of a whole school spelling scheme, to support the increased expectations from the new curriculum, we will be having short daily spelling lessons. New spelling words will be introduced on Friday, so they can be included in the homework folder, as well as practised at school in our daily lessons. 'Tricky' words from the Year 3/4 spelling list will also be practised daily.
· Please be prompt.
· Reading books must come to school every day
· Read at home regularly
· PE kits in school during the week
· Homework is expected in on Wednesday.