Welcome to Year Four
Miss Wells & Mrs Vicki
Mrs Breedon & Mrs Francis
We kicked off the year by learning about Vikings in history, sound in science and also making sure we had lots of practise learning our times table facts and spellings.
Now we're in term 2, we are starting a new topic titled "We're electric!" in which we will get off to an exciting start by visiting the Science Museum in London on Thursday 8th November. We will also be looking at religious festivals that take place in this part of the year, reading Anthony Browne's The Tunnel and appreciating differences in our PSHE lessons which was started with a lovely story in Mrs Cooper's assembly on the first day back.
As always, spellings and times table homework will be handed out weekly and an end of term reward will be given to children who complete all their tasks. Please also see the learning links below for websites you can use at home.
We loved having Sam from the NSPCC to teach us how to keep ourselves safe in an assembly. She taught us some moves to help us remember 0800 1111 so we can contact Childline anytime to talk about anything.
SPEAK UP, STAY SAFE!
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PE takes place on Mondays and Thursdays. Please make sure you child has a full PE kit including daps or trainers.
Click the links below to see what work we'll be covering in Term 2 (also available in the document viewer at the bottom of the page):
Maths overview (see pages 5 & 6)
Term 1 starts - Tuesday 4th September, 9am
Inspirational Maths Week - Monday 17th to Friday 21st September
History Week - Monday 15th October to Friday 19th October
History Display & Coffee Morning - Friday 19th October
Parent Meetings (see letters for exact date/times) - Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd October
Term 1 finishes - Wednesday 24th October, 3pm
Term 2 starts - Monday 5th November, 9am
Science Museum Trip - Thursday 8th November (letter here)
Term 2 finishes - Friday 21st December, time TBC
Term 3 starts - Monday 7th January
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
Homework tasks are handed out weekly. These will usually include spelling and times table facts. There are also website links in the learning links section to help you explore our current learning.
Lists are given out on Fridays. Every week of spellings work completed and handed in is worth a homework point.
Some children will be working on a reduced list of words. This will include a sample of the current Year 4 words as well as additional words revisiting work in which they are not yet secure. Please speak to your child's class teacher if you lose the homework sheet.
Term 1, Week 1 (4th - 7th September) - au/augh spellings for the /aw/ sound
caught, taught, daughter, cause, clause, autumn, astronaut, author, applaud, naughty
Term 1, Week 2 (10th - 14th September) - in~ prefix
indecisive, indefinite, infinite, incomplete, incorrect, insecure, inactive, inedible, inaccurate, inability
Term 1, Week 3 (17th - 21st September) - im~ prefix for root words beginning with m or p
immature, important, impatient, impossible, immovable, immortal, imperfect, improper, impolite, immeasurable
Term 1, Week 4 (24th - 28th September) - il~ prefix and ir~ prefix
illegal, illegible, illogical, illiterate, illicit, irregular, irrelevant, irresponsible, irrational, irresistible
Term 1, Week 5 (1st - 5th October) - homophones and near homophones
medal / meddle
missed / mist
scene / seen
board / bored
which / witch
Term 1, Week 6 (8th - 12th October) - ~sion suffix for roots words ending se, de or d
division, invasion, confusion, decision, collision, television, revision, erosion, inclusion, explosion
Term 1, Week 7 (15th - 19th October) a recap of patterns and words plus a few statutory words
decide, decision, important, illegal, irregular, incorrect, occasionally, possession
Term 1 Literacy overview below:
Term 2 Maths document below - scroll to pages 5 & 6 to see what we'll be covering.