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Welcome to Year 4

 Summer Term 2019

 

Class Teacher : Mr Mitchell

 

 

Our topic this term is . . . 

 

 

Eurovision

 

This term our topic has a Geography focus.

 

We will be exploring and researching countries throughout Europe, focusing on their flags, capital cities, food and culture and the weather and climate. We will be looking at seas, lakes and oceans around Europe and we are also going to compare and contrast a European country to the United Kingdom.

 

Please see the topic overview for further details.

 

SCIENCE

Our Science topic this term is Electricity and Light. We will be looking at how light is reflected, how shadows are formed and protection from the sun. We will also learn about common appliances and how to create a simple circuit then identify and name parts of the circuit. We will then investigate common conductors and insulators.

 

PE

Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday. Please ensure correct and appropriate PE kit is in school at all times.

 

OUTDOOR LEARNING

The children will have an Outdoor Learning session each WEDNESDAY morning. Please ensure wellies and a coat are in school every week.

 

 

SPELLING

The children will have weekly spellings along with sentences for dictation to practise at home.

Each day in Handwriting sessions we will be focusing on practising the spelling patterns and writing our spellings correctly, using joined handwriting.

 

SNAPPY MATHS

Snappy Maths will continue, all children will now move on to the Multiplication Facts challenge. 5 minutes to complete the grid, here it will be out of 144, with the aim of beating the previous score.

 

Please keep 'firing' addition/multiplication facts at your child so they have the answers at their finger tips!! 

 

HOME LEARNING

 

Homework will continue to be sent home each Friday and should be returned to school by the following Wednesday. Spelling Tests this term will be on Friday.

 

 

We are all looking forward to another fun, jam packed term with lots and lots of learning going on!

 

If you have any worries, concerns or questions, please feel free to pop in and see me after school or contact me through class Dojo.

 

Thank You

 

Mr Mitchell

 

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Year Four Reminders

 

RENAISSANCE READING

All of the children have moved onto the Renaissance Reader book scheme and they should be bringing home a number banded book every day. We already have lots of children who are keen to complete their quizzes. I have reminded the children that the quiz tests their understanding of the book and as we are looking for at least 80%+ for a pass rate on their quiz, we always advise to read the book through at least twice before attempting the quiz. Children should be taking quizzes regularly (ideally once every week) and they should know the results of their quiz.  Remember you can register with the website and receive text/email alerts with your child's test results.

Please make sure you are continuing to read regularly with your child ~ they should be bringing their books home EVERY day!!

 

PE

 

PE is timetabled for Monday/Wednesday afternoons,  but make sure your child has their indoor AND outdoor PE kit in school at all times. 

 

 

Water Bottles

Please ensure that your child has a clear water bottle, with a sports type cap, in school every day and that they bring it home to be washed out and refilled!

 

School Uniform

 

Please support us in sending your child to school in appropriate uniform and footwear.  All clothes should be clearly labelled to reduce incidents of lost property.

 

Equipment

 

Whilst children are provided with all the stationary they require, I understand that many parents wish to support their children by providing extra items.  If this is the case, can you please ensure such items are labelled clearly and encourage your child not to exchange or give away items to others.

 

Communication

 

All school events and activities are noted on the school newsletter: The Steady Eddy.  

Dates for the Diary

23rd April ~ First day of term 5

26th April ~ PTFA Quiz Night @ 7pm

2nd May ~ School closed - Polling Day

6th May ~ School closed - Bank Holiday

19th May ~ Schools Challenge on the Hoe

22nd May ~ Sports Day

27th - 31st May : Summer Break

3rd June ~ School closed - Non-Pupil Day

15th June ~ PTFA Summer Fayre @ 11am - 2pm

25th June ~ Class Photo Day!

28th June ~ Mini Summer Reports out

3rd July ~ Family Learning Conversations

4th July ~ Family Learning Conversations

17th July ~ PTFA Disco

23rd July ~ END OF TERM

Further dates to be confirmed by the Office.

Parent Presentation -Tue 11th Sept

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