Winkfield St Mary's C of E School

Winkfield Row, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 6NH

01344 882422

Welcome to Year 4!

Hello and welcome to Year 4. We are looking forward to the first term of this new academic year. The Autumn Term is always a very busy one with plenty of sporting events, the Harvest Festival as well as the build up to Christmas! This term, we will be exploring and learning about The Stone Age up until half term before focusing on The Americas in Autumn 2.

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 and Sports Lead)
  • Mrs C Turney - Teaching Assistant Mrs Hobbs - HLTA
  • Ms Hall and Mrs Granados - Learning support assistant (job share)

We will use our online learning platform: SeeSaw to post photos, videos and messages to our journals thus creating lovely sharing opportunities. As always, if you have any questions at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office or in person at the end of the school day.

Timetable

English and Maths are our daily AM lessons.

Our afternoon activities are as follows...

Day Activity
Monday Topic + Computing
Tuesday MFL + PSHE + PE (with Complete Coaching)
Wednesday Arts (Art + DT + Music)
Thursday RE + PE (Indoor)
Friday Science

 

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 library every week and are learning to use the 'easy to use' library system. We have 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:

Varmints - Helen Ward

The Story of Tutankhamun - Patricia Cleveland-Peck

A Winter's Child - Angela McAllister

 

Diary Dates: Autumn Term 2022

Class Assembly - 29th September 2022

Harvest Festival - 18th October 2022

Half Term - 24th - 28th October 2022

Parents Evening - 9th November 2022

Parents Evening - 16th November 2022

Christmas Concert - 13th December 2022

 

Important Information

  • PE sessions are Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Our Thursday afternoon PE lessons will be focusing on Egyptian Dance and Dodgeball for the Autumn Term.
  • Tuesday afternoon lessons will be provided by Miss Fazey from Complete Coaching. These sessions focus on game play and game awareness as well as improving personal fitness.

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 June 2023. 

 

Home Learning

In Year 4 practicing our core skills (reading, spelling, times tables and number fluency) is important and really does help to fix facts and skills into our memory. Each week tasks are set via our online learning platform 'SeeSaw'. Tasks are available from Monday and should be completed by Monday. As an added incentive, house points can be awarded for completion.