Welcome to Class 4
Some useful dates for your diary:
W/B 25th Nov: Book Fair after school in the Hall (T/Th/F)
12th Dec: Jailbreak tournament at Coniston Primary (not the 11th as previously on here)
17th Dec: Carol Service
We hope to have lots of fun while learning in year 4. We have many excellent topics to find out about over the course of the year: Soaring Cities & Raging Rivers, the Anglo Saxons, Global Caretakers, The Romans and many more! Please see the year's curriculum overview and the term's curriculum map below for more information.
Term 2’s value is COMPASSION. We will be thinking about different ways in which we can show this value to those whom we love, in school and outside of school, and continuing to focus on how we can be more resilient.
AUTHOR OF THE YEAR
In yr4 our author of the year is Roald Dahl. I chose him as he is one of my favourite authors and a man whom I would have loved to have met. He and I also share a passion for chocolate! As a child, I have extremely fond memories of both reading his books myself and my parents reading them to me (my Dad did an especially fantastic BFG voice I remember!). And now I take great delight in reading his books aloud to all of my children, both at home and at school (and not forgetting the voices!). I believe that Roald Dahl was a magician with his story telling and the way he would make up words where they didn't exist in the English language. He is my writing hero and I hope he will be your's too!
This will be on Mondays with Bristol Sport and will be outdoors doing tag rugby. We will also have indoor PE on Wednesdays doing gymnastics with me. Please ensure a full outdoor PE kit is in all of the time. If your child does not have their PE kit in school, they will miss out.
This continues to be given out on Fridays and needs to be returned on WEDNESDAYS. If your child's book is not returned on Wednesday I will be unable to mark it as I am only able to mark the books on Wednesday lunch times due to other commitments. Each week the children need to practise their times tables, spellings from their list and read regularly. There will also be a Maths, English and Topic or Science task consolidating that week's learning.
Spelling & Times Tables Tests
Spellings: Thursday morning.
Times Tables: Friday morning.
Times Tables: once your child gets a score of 37+/40 two times, they move up to the next level.
Spellings: once your child gets a word spelled correctly twice they will then not be tested on it again. When they have got that for every spelling on the list, they will move on to the next list. It is also expected that they will be able to independently apply their spellings into the class work.
Over the holidays try to get caught reading in weird and wacky places, the more extreme the better! Ask a grown up to take a picture of you and email it to me so I can print it off. The best ones will be given to Mrs Wilkinson and might even go on her reading display in the KS1 corridor. Get your thinking hats on!