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Welcome to Year 4

On our year group page, we have important dates for your diaries, information about the Year 4 curriculum and useful websites for both parents and children. 

 
Mrs Bates and Mr Griggs
Spring 2020 Calendar
 
Monday 6th January: Children return to school
Tuesday 14th January: Class photos
Monday 27th January - Friday 7th February: TT Rockstars - Battle of the Bands
Friday 31st January: Year 4 Joint Assembly (Parents welcome)
 
 
Tuesday 4th February: Safer Internet Day
Friday 14th February: Last day of half-term
Monday 17th - Friday 22nd February: Half Term
Monday 24th February: Children return to school
 
Monday 2nd March: Parent Consultations
Tuesday 3rd March: Parent Consultations
Thursday 5th March: World Book Day
Friday 13th March: Sport Relief and PTA Pig Race
Friday 20th March: PTA Disco
Friday 27th March: Last day of term
 
Monday 30th March - Tuesday 14th April: Easter holidays
Wednesday 15th March:  Children return to school

Spring 2020 Curriculum

 

Science – States of Matter and Electricity

• Geography – Rivers and the Water Cycle

Computing - Computer Science and Internet Safety 

 PHSE - Jigsaw: Dreams & Goals / Healthy Me

• History - Crime and Punishment

Music - Recorders

French - Taught by Mrs Burton

Religious Education - Hinduism

P.E. - Dance / Hockey

Design & Technology - Moving Posters

 Art - Famous Buildings

 

Home Learning in Year 4

 

From January, there will be a significant change to the home learning structure. At the start of each half term, the children will be given a grid containing a broad range of tasks spanning a number of subject areas. The children will choose at least six home learning tasks to complete by the end of each half term.

 

Reading is of utmost importance and should be a priority for home learning. We expect the children to read aloud to an adult for 10-15 minutes at least 5 times a week in order to develop their fluency, give you the opportunity to explain the meaning of new words and to check their understanding through questioning. We strongly recommend that you read to them as much as possible, preferably from a book that they would not necessarily choose or be able to read themselves, to develop their understanding and overall enjoyment of reading. Reading to your child has a huge impact on their progress.

 

We will continue to introduce a new spelling rule every Monday in school and practise it throughout the week. This term we will begin to go paperless by setting these weekly spellings on Spelling Shed. Initially, spellings will continue to be sent home on paper although this will be phased out after half term. These weekly spelling will continue to be tested on a Friday.

 

 Times Table Rockstars will continue to be accessible at all times and MyMaths will be used where appropriate to support children’s learning; any tasks set will be linked to the children’s learning from that week.

Art: Artwork in the style of Andy Warhol
PE: Gymnastics - Balances
RE - Hindu Visitor

Home Learning Grids
Year 4 Term Letters
Support materials for learning
E-Safety