Welcome To Term 4 – Year 4
Welcome back to Term 4.
The children in Year 4 have had a very busy and exciting start to the term. The children came in refreshed and ready to begin our new learning. At the start of the week, we celebrated Shrove Tuesday in school and the children had fun making (and of course eating) pancakes then in RE, we learnt about the significance of Shrove Tuesday for Christian’s and the meaning of Lent. On Wednesday, we then discussed the importance of Ash Wednesday in a special worship led by Reverend Fletcher and Father Mark.
We are excited to explore our new topics this term. Our cornerstones topic this term is ‘Misty Mountains, Winding Rivers‘. This is a geography based topic which includes exploring the physical features of these landscapes and identifying famous rivers/mountains of the UK and the wider world. In Maths, we will be studying fractions then moving onto decimals. In English, our focus book this term is ‘The Tin Forest’ by Helen Ward.
KEY DATES FOR YOUR DIARY:
- 3rd March- World Book Day– Dress up optional. Homemade character mask/accessory competition.
- 9th March- Parent Consultations
- 10th March-Trip to Horton Kirby Environmental Centre
Suitable clothing for the children needed for the trip are:
- Waterproof jackets
- Welly boots (as well as the shoes that they will wear to the centre).
- Spare socks (Even whilst wearing welly boots many children will still get their feet wet)
- Sun hats if required.
- Spare trousers/leggings
Children will need to bring a packed lunch on the day of the trip in a disposable bag as well as plenty of drink (please no fizzy drinks or sweets). Please tick the appropriate box on the reply slip if your child is entitled to a free school meal, and you wish for the school to provide a packed lunch for the trip.
If you have not yet returned your permission slip, please do this as soon as possible. (Payment for this trip- £18 via Arbour is due by Monday 6th March)
Year 4 have PE day on a Thursday, children are expected to wear a white round neck t-shirt, black shorts or joggers, black trainers or plimsolls. During the spring months of P.E. school cardigans and jumpers can be worn over the top of the t-shirt.
Year 4 Expectations
In Year 4, the children are expected to read every night. The school is currently implementing the Accelerated Reader scheme. Children should complete a comprehension quiz on their read book at least twice a week in order to make good progress.
Children are expected, alongside their weekly spellings test every Friday, to complete a times tables test every Friday. We expect children to practise their spellings daily and revise their times tables frequently in preparation for this. We encourage frequent use of mathsframe.co.uk as well in order to prepare for the Statutory National Multiplication Check which commences in June.
All homework tasks are communicated via the orange A4 homework book. This book must be brought in every Thursday and new work is given out on a Friday. Mathematical homework tasks are se each week on Freckle (a password-protected website).
Wishing you all a safe and successful term,
The Year 4 Team