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Welcome to Year Four

Miss Wells & Mrs Anning

Mrs Breedon & Mrs Willis

 

Term 4 will kick off with a very busy first week back. We have a new topic (Ancient Egypt), a charity triathlon (letters to follow), a sharing of our Art Week work, a record attempt hula-thon as well as continuing our usual swimming lessons on Tuesdays and all the other work we usually get up to. Phew!

As we're half way through the academic year, we will be reviewing pupil progress to ensure everyone is achieving as well as they can and we will be holding parents' evenings to keep you updated. Spellings and times table practise is as important as ever so please keep up the great work at home. If you follow @Y4Oaktree on Twitter then you will begin to see suggested games and activities that you can try at home. 

Intervention groups will remain the same in the first week of Term 4 and we will send letters home to inform you of any changes in the second week.

 

Follow us on Twitter @Y4Oaktree for the most up to date information.

 

j.breedon@oaktree.swindon.sch.uk

e.wells@oaktree.swindon.sch.uk

General Notices

PE will take place on Wednesdays (indoor). Please make sure you child has a full PE kit including daps or trainers.

Swimming will continue to take place on Tuesdays starting on 20th February. Children must arrive at school promptly as the bus will depart as close to 9am as possible. 

 

Dates

Mon 19th Feb - Term 4 begins! Please be on the muga by 8.55am

Tue 20th Feb - Swimming and charity triathlon

Wed 21st February - Sharing our Art Week work (in the hall 8:55 - 9:10)

Thu 22nd February - Hula-thon record attempt

Mon 26th Feb - Fri 2nd March - Book week focus: FLOTSAM

Thu 1st March - World Book Day

Tue 6th & Wed 7th March - Parents' evenings (see letters for date and times)

Mon 12th - Fri 16th March - Science Week

Mon 26th March - Easter Assembly

Wed 28th March - Last day of term (finish at 1.30pm)

Thu 29th March - TRAINING DAY - children stay at home!

Mon 16th April - Term 5 begins

 

Links to our Term 4 overviews

Literacy - currently being updated

Maths - see pages 10, 11, 12 & 13

Assembly Awards

Each week, children and adults can nominate someone that they think deserves to receive the assembly award. We will send a note home the day before if your child will be receiving a certificate.

 

Homework & Additional Learning

All children should read at home at least 3 times a week and complete all homework tasks to earn homework reward. Children may earn up to 1 point per day that they read.

 

Points target for Term 4

Homework - 6          Reading  - 15

Spellings 

Lists are given out on Fridays. Every week of spellings work completed and handed in is worth a homework point.

Lost the sheet? Don't panic!

Year 4 Term 4 Overview

Previous Learning

Term 3

Down by the River was all about Geography. We learnt about the River Thames by visiting Lechlade and writing reports about its course, wildlife and the transport links it provides. In Literacy, we learnt about play script by adapting the Lesley Sims version of The Wind in the Willows

We also took part in Take One Picture, The National Gallery's Art Week project. We walked to Lawn Manor Academy to take part in Science activities based on the ideas on our painting and all of our work will be shared with parents at the beginning of Term 4.

Term 2

 Our topic was Electricity. We learned all about electrons travelling in a complete circuit, write a story about the very grumpy Mr/ Mrs Electron and visited the Science Museum in London where we 'met' Michael Faraday to help us learn what static electricity is.

Term 1

Our topic was What did the Vikings do? with history being our main focus. We also learnt about the Anglo-Saxons and the epic poem Beowulf and Grendel. In science, we used the school grounds to find out about sound and in DT, we learnt about nutrition and healthy meals.

Our spellings covered...

/or/ being spelt 'au' and 'augh'

the prefixes in~, im~, il~, ir~

homophones including medal and meddle

as well as a range of words from the statutory Y3&4 spelling list which you can download here.