Welcome back after the Christmas holidays! We hope that you have all had a lovely Christmas / New Year and are looking forward to the academic year ahead.
Year 4 Staff :
Class Teachers : Mr. R. Cameron & Miss H. Benyon
Support Assistants: Miss K. McNally, Mrs. T. Berla, Mrs. S. Dhorijawala & Miss H. Ambler
Our topic this term is ‘Walk like an Egyptian’.
The topic will be brought to life with an Egyptian Excavation! We will use artefacts and historical information to enhance and improve our reading, writing and history skills.
(See topic plan for full details)
In R.E. the topics are ‘Jesus the teacher’ and ‘Jesus the saviour’.
In Mathematics we will be focusing on the four operations, fractions, time and data handling. Please continue to support your child in learning their times tables and practising telling the time.
In English we will be making links to our topic on Egyptians. We will be writing instructions for how to mummify, creating our own myths based on the Egyptian beliefs about gods and the afterlife and writing diary entries about discovering tombs in the pyramids. We will also be learning about the location of Egypt and writing persuasive pieces to try and encourage people to visit.
In Science we will be learning about ‘Electricity’. We will conduct experiments to explore how circuits work and look at the different circuit symbols. We will also be exploring insulators and conductors. To support your child please encourage your child to identify electrical appliances at home and discuss how things work.
Physical Education (P.E.) – will return to Tuesday afternoons. Some children are consistently not bringing their P.E. kits to school. Please ensure your child has a white t-shirt, blue (or black) shorts and a pair of trainers for outdoor use, which they should leave in school. As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a jumper can be used throughout the cold months, when we are outside. As always, the only jewellery permitted in school is a pair of plain small studs, and these must be removed for P.E. for safety. Staff are not able to remove them or cover them, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lesson.
Please ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school at all times.
Swimming - continues to take place on Friday mornings.
Homework - this will be given out on a Thursday and MUST be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday.
Children will have an independent reading book which will be brought home on a daily basis and MUST be returned to school every day. Reading records will be given to the children for parents to fill out as and when their child reads during the week at home.
School trip : Letter to follow when confirmed
Year 4 Assemblies : Will take place on Friday, 25th May (Class 4B) and Friday, 8th June (Class 4C), at 2:30 pm.
Holy Week Assembly : Our Holy Week assembly will be on Tuesday, 27th March at 2:30 pm.
Mr. R. Cameron & Miss H. Benyon
Year 4 Teachers
Topic - Weather Report
In Year 4 we are learning all about the Amazon Rainforest. In one of our topic lessons, we researched the weather and climate and produced our very own weather report!
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