Welcome to Year 4!
Hello and welcome to Year 4. We are looking forward to the final term of this academic year after an excellent Autumn and Easter. The Summer Term is always a very busy one with plenty of sporting events as well as our swimming lessons! This term, we will be learning about the Vikings and Jungles with a trip planned to visit Kew Gardens.
In Year 4, the school values (REACH) and John 10:10 'Living life to the full' are at the heart of our school day. We are encouraged to be the best version of ourselves, embrace new learning opportunities and value collaboration. Expectations in Year 4 are extremely high: impeccable behaviour, hard work, learning from our mistakes, showing kindness and respect to others as well as a willingness to try everything, all help to support us to be our best.
In Year 4, we are supported by:
- Mr Dolby - Class teacher (PE Lead, Computing Lead, Online Safety Lead and DDSL)
- Ms Johnson - Teaching Assistant & Mrs Hobbs - HLTA
- Mrs Granados - Learning support assistant
We will use our online learning platform: SeeSaw to post regular updates about the children's homework and any changes to our usual schedule. As always, if you have any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office, directly via Seesaw between 8 and 5 or in person at the end of the school day.
English and Maths are our daily AM lessons.
Our afternoon activities are as follows...
|Monday||PE + Computing|
|Tuesday||MFL + PSHE + Arts|
|Wednesday||Topic (History + Geography)|
|Thursday||RE + Music + PE (Indoor)|
Enjoying our Reading!
Year 4 is all about enjoying reading, now that we have mastered the skill of reading. We have lots of books in our book corner, which our book corner monitors keep lovely and tidy. We visit our amazing new library every week and are learning to use the 'easy to use' library system. We have the opportunity to read every day either by ourselves or with an adult and have a dedicated story time at the end of each day when we listen to Mr Dolby read!
This term, we will be focusing on the following amazing books in English following the Literacy Tree scheme of work:
Tar Beach - Faith Ringgold
Children of the Benin Kingdom - Dinah Orji
Shackleton's Journey - William Grill
Iron Man - Ted Hughes
Diary Dates: Summer Term 2023
Monday 17th April SUMMER TERM STARTS
Monday 1st May Early May Bank Holiday
Monday 8th May Coronation Bank Holiday
Monday 15th- Friday 19th May Safety & Well-Being Week
Monday 15th- Friday 19th May Walk to School Week
Friday 26th May Inset Day — School closed
Monday 29th May—Friday 2nd June HALF TERM
Wednesday 7th June Bag 2 School Collection
Wednesday 28th June Junior Music Festival
Friday 30th June Sports Day
Friday 21st July SUMMER TERM ENDS 3.15pm
- PE sessions are Monday and Thursday afternoons for the Summer Term.
- Our Swimming lessons will be for 6 weeks in the Summer Term (2nd May to 13th June) on a Tuesday morning.
All Year 4 children will be eating lunch in the hall.
We still encourage the use of our hand sanitising station within our classroom and regular hand washing to maintain good health.
Reading books will be able to come home daily and changed as required. Library visits are weekly on a Tuesday morning.
YEAR 4 TIMES TABLES and division FACTS: there continues to be a real push on learning all times tables and division facts; and being able to recall at speed in preparation for the national times tables assessment in July 2023.
In Year 4 practicing our core skills (reading, spelling, grammar, times tables and number fluency) is important and really does help to fix facts and skills into our memory. Each week tasks are set in our homework books and are also sent home via Seesaw. Tasks are available from Monday and should be completed by the following Monday. As an added incentive, house points can be awarded for completion.